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Genestra Butyric Acid Butyrate
Genestra SunButyrate Liquid
Genestra Butyrate Complex vegetarian capsules

Genestra - Butyric Acid (Butyrate Complex or SunButyrate Liquid)

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Info: 90 Butyrate Complex Capsules; or a 280 ml SunButyrate Liquid

These two Genestra supplements both provide butyric acid in a form that can be used right away without your body needing to digest it or convert it first, in your choice of liquid or capsule format.

Please Note: We are unable to ship the liquid version during the winter months due to the risk of its freezing and breaking, and the capsules are now unavailable, possibly until mid-October, 2024 .

Product Notes:

Butyric Acid is a favourite food for the epithelial cells lining the inside of the large intestine and colon. It's a short chain fatty acid that's not only found in common foods such as butter and plant oils, but is also produced naturally in our intestines following the digestion of dietary fibres. Higher consumption of fibres has a correlation to lower blood lipid cholesterol levels, weight loss, colon health, and more, and butyric acid is one of the main reasons why.

The base of butyric acid is Butyrate, meaning that when butyrate is combined with calcium/magnesium, it becomes butyric acid: a combination that makes for a more stable compound well-suited as a supplement, while also adding the extra benefit of calcium and magnesium.

Short chain fatty acids like butyric acid help break down other fats in the intestines, which aids in weight loss and improved energy, since the fats that get broken down can then be used for energy, especially for the epithelial cells themselves. Moreover, butyric acid can also help control your appetite by increasing the levels of leptin (the hormone that reduces appetite) while also decreasing ghrelin (the hormone that triggers hunger).

Since butyric acid is one of the more preferred sources for cell food in the linings of the intestines and colon, it can also be used to aid digestion, and has been shown to benefit those suffering from IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), leaky gut syndrome, and traveller's diarrhea. It may also help slow down carbohydrate digestion and lower blood sugar levels.


Genestra Butyrate Complex

Each vegetarian capsule contains: 460 mg Butyric Acid (calcium/magnesium butyrate)

Non-medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose, hyprolose, cellulose. This product is Dairy Free, Gluten-Free, and suitable for both Vegans and Vegetarians.

Genestra SunButyrate Liquid

Each 5 ml teaspoon contains: 875 mg Butyric Acid (from 4500 mg of SunButyrate Butyrate Triglycerides).

Non-medicinal ingredients: Natural blueberry and vanilla flavours, mixed tocopherols concentrate (from sunflower oil), rosemary leaf extract. This product is Dairy Free, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, and Soy Free, and suitable for both Vegans and Vegetarians.

SunButyrate™ is a trademark used under license. With 90% of it reaching the small intestine intact, this form is three times more bioavailable than a common form of oral butyrate salts (which mostly get degraded by the stomach acid on the way).

Suggested Usage:

Butyrate Complex capsules: Adults: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily with meals, a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Store in a cool, dry place.

Sun Butyrate Liquid: Adults: Take 1 teaspoon one to two times daily with meals or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. With a natural blueberry-vanilla flavour and a light consistency (thanks to its base of sunflower oil), this liquid is quite palatable when taken alone, or it can also be mixed easily into your regular food or beverages. Store in a cool, dry place.


Keep out of the reach of children. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using butyric acid supplements if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Genestra Brands - Health Canada Natural Product Numbers: 80097267 for SunButyrate Liquid; 80091805 for Butyrate Complex.

Supporting Science:

Hodgkinson, Kendra et al. “Butyrate's role in human health and the current progress towards its clinical application to treat gastrointestinal disease.” Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), 2023.

Liu, Hu et al. “Butyrate: A Double-Edged Sword for Health?.” Advances in Nutrition (Bethesda, Md.), 2018.

Product Options:
Butyrate Complex Capsules (90 Caps) - $51.50 - UPC: 883196139408
SunButyrate Liquid (280 ml) - $43.25 - UPC: 883196153480