How often do we feel bloated or inflammation in our belly after a meal?

You thought you ate a healthy salad dish of fresh vegetables, but you’re stomach hurts. You thought you didn’t stuff your face, but you feel bloated. The answer often lies in a deficiency of butyric acid (butyrate). Without healthy butyrate production, you become vulnerable to leaky gut and inflammation.

A study reported February 08, 2023 by Cell, conducted a study that revealed differences in gut microbiome diversity and abundance among 106 cases of patients of Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) versus 91 healthy controls. The study used microbiome-based machine learning classifier models.

Two key butyrate-producing bacteria in our gut are Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and Eubacterium rectale. These are both abundant in people with health immune systems, and deficient in people suffering from ME/CFS.

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