The role of the colon
The colon is approximately 1.5 meters long and is located behind the small intestine along the digestive tract. When food arrives at the colon, the vast majority of nutrients have been absorbed. The main role of the large intestine is to absorb water and maintain a good water balance, then to participate in the proper elimination of waste. It is also this intestine that hosts our intestinal flora, with its billions of microorganisms that make up the intestinal microbiota. The colon membrane is impermeable, it is a barrier that does not allow toxins to enter the bloodstream. Only the micronutrients manage to cross this membrane. The colon is lined with cells called colonocytes. The role of the latter is to help the absorption of micronutrients, in particular certain vitamins which are absorbed in the colon, participate in intestinal permeability and form intestinal mucus.
Irritable bowel syndrom
Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common gastrointestinal disorder. It is a functional disease of the large intestine causing a set of symptoms such as bloating, alternating diarrhea and constipation, cramps or fatigue. These symptoms are due to involuntary contractions of the muscles within the colon. Ultimately, this leads to changes in the intestinal microflora.
Sodium butyrate is a fatty acid produced by bacteria constituting the intestinal flora from the fibers of the diet (cereals, fruits, vegetables). This fatty acid is the main source of energy for colonocytes, the cells lining the colon.
A contribution of 30g of fiber per day is recommended to satisfy the production of these fatty acids. Indeed, during diets low in fiber, the fermentation process is insufficient to produce enough sodium butyrate.
COLON RESTORE® is suitable for the nutritional needs of people with irritable bowel syndrome. It is a strictly regulated DADFMS providing 1200mg of sodium butyrate per day.
The capsules may have an unpleasant odor characteristic of sodium butyrate.
The capsule is vegetable and gastro-resistant, that is to say, it protects the active ingredients until they arrive in the colon.