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Tributyrate is a type of molecule that is made up of three butyrate molecules connected together. Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that is produced by bacteria in the gut when they ferment fiber. Tributyrate is sometimes used as a dietary supplement to support gut health because it can be easily absorbed and used by the cells that line the gut. Tributyrate has been studied for its potential to reduce inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity, and support a healthy gut microbiome.