SN MT50 is based on tributyrin, a neutral and chemically stable ester composed of butyric acid and glycerol. Tributyrin is rapidly hydrolysed by pancreas and gastric lipases to glycerol and 3 butyrate molecules in the proximal intestinal tract and monobutyrin due to high solubility in the water can reach the distal part of the intestine where the liquid is adsorbed. Experimental studies show an intact tight junction protein network in the ileum, proximal colon and jejunum; a sign of a healthy intestinal morphology. Since antibiotic usage can cause profound changes in gut microbiota, it is likely that there is a consequential reduction of butyrate produced in the GI tract. For this reason, the administration of tributyrin serves as primary energy source, promotes growth of epithelial cells and trans-epithelial resistance and consequently reduced permeability. In general, tributyrin has a positive effect on the control of the inflammation through the immune response with the regulation and the expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines. SN MT50 is heat-stable, odourless and active in the entire animal body.

Unique mode of action

SN MT50 shows a particular chemical behaviour; it is hydro-dispersible and as a self-emulsifying compound. Its chemical characteristics allow these molecules to be active in four different environments: water, feed, stomach and intestinal tract. The fact that these molecules are both hydro- and lipophilic can be considered as an advantage.


  • Targets mainly Gram- bacteria
  • Unique mode of action
  • Heat-stable
  • Non-corrosive
  • Neutral smell & taste

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