Why esterify butyric acid?

Butyric acid is well known for its beneficial effects on gut health and performance. So why does Perstorp esterify it into tri-butyrins for use in animal feed? One of the reasons is to ensure that the butyric acid makes it to the intestines of the animal intact, which is where it works its magic. This educational video shows you how that works.

Butyric acid is well known for its beneficial effects on gut health and performance. So why does Perstorp esterify it into tri-butyrins for use in animal feed? One of the reasons is to ensure that the butyric acid makes it to the intestines of the animal intact, which is where it works its magic. This educational video shows you how that works.