Gut Microbiota (also known as the microbiome and formerly as gut flora), is the intermediary between food and the body, linking its effects in distant organs as the skin, the liver and even the brain, to name a few.
Butyrate or butyric acid is a Short-Chain Fatty Acid (SCFA) produced by the microbiome mainly from undigested carbohydrates such as resistant dietary fibre.
Butyrate is the language between your microbiota and you.
Science shows that Butyric acid/butyrate plays a role as a key messenger in the reciprocal communication between intestinal cells - including immune and epithelial cells - and intestinal microbiota.
The normal flora of your digestive tract is also considered part of the innate immune system, as they take an active role fending-off pathogens.
Many experts agree that keeping your microbiota balanced may help support your overall immunity.