Intrinsa helps balance the flora and supports the health of the lower digestive tract by supplying a much needed source of dietary short chain fatty acids including butyrate. Created for use in his clinical practice Dr. D’Adamo has blended two synergistic dietary nutrients Butyric Acid and Caprylic Acid with Larch Arabinogalactan to create a superior formula to protect and support stomach intestine and colon health. Butyric acid is a short chain fatty acid which supports the health and healing of cells in the small and large intestine and serves the natural processes of aerobic energy metabolism. Short chain fatty acids can have the protective ability of impeding the proliferation of damaging cells in the colon and have been associated with helping to maintain healthy blood lipid and sugar levels. Caprylic acid is a medium-chain fatty acid that is absorbed from the intestines and carried by blood lipids. However medium-chain fatty acids have more difficulty in penetrating fatty cell walls. In the Intrinsa formula caprylic acid works synergistically with butyric acid — a short chain fatty acid — so that it can more easily penetrate tissues in the body such as muscles joints and sinuses. Caprylic acid is known to have anti-fungal properties. Mounting evidence also suggests that some of the naturally derived medium-chain saturated fatty acids also possess anti-microbial and anti-parasitic properties. Larch arabinogalactan further enhances the Intrinsa formula improving gastrointestinal health by increasing gut microflora and offering immune enhancing properties. Magnesium acts to stabilize and blend the two protective fatty acids.