This week on Healthy Happenings we are joined by Al Czap who began to experiment with butyric acid several years ago, but recently has made major breakthroughs in a new delivery system where 1 molecule can be isolated with the right degradation enzyme set-up and the right delivery form with a pending patent to his new product ProButyrate. This delivery system helped make butyric acid palatable, delivers one actual molecule at a time and gives you the ability to deliver it efficiently.

Butyric Acid can have a broad therapeutic range in the body, especially with gastroenterology disorders. For example a doctor who had an ostomy in the 70’s and recently had to have it debrided and moved to a different area, he had tried every therapy he could possibly find and nothing was helping. He was given the butyric acid product and eventually was able to heal his legion. Another MD had ulcerative colitis for over 6 weeks and could not get relief from any therapies he could try. He began treatment with the Butyric acid and his symptoms began to improve within 36 hours.

Al shares with us his experience with Max a 6 year-old boy with ASD. After researching more about butyric acid and autism, Al learned that children with ASD can convert too much of their fiber to propionic acid, don’t get enough butyric acid and can be toxic to them. A medical food powder was formulated for Max and his mother saw an enormous difference within 20 hours after taking it in his speech and cognition. He was even able to express his feelings verbally because for the first time he was getting relief from inflammation in his brain.

One of the issues with butyric acid is that it is hard to measure because people look at it in the stool, but it really only gives a measurement of what comes out. The best form of measurement is constant IV via the blood, but that is too difficult in today’s world. This technology now allows for substances that are undeliverable or poorly absorbed to now be delivered. As an example, other delivery forms like liposomals have been proven effective with many substances, but not successful with others.

Al shares his excitement with this isolated molecule technology and the implications it has for the potential to effectively deliver substances in the future. Among these substances is glutathione which has been very difficult to administer in the past. This technology also holds great potential for disorders in patients, especially children at an affordable rate. For example, methylmalonic acidemia is an organic acidemia that children have from birth where they are converting specific amino acids into toxins. Now utilizing this technology, Al Czap is able to develop medical foods that can potentially make a huge breakthrough in their treatment. Other disorders this technology can potentially help include isovaleric acidemia or propionic acidemia where a child is born and they convert 4 amino acids into proionic acid and they can die in a week. This also holds great potential for anti inflammatory plants that hold great potential for patients as well.
Manufacturing these products comes with challenges, but Al is hopeful that we can start seeing several new products released gradually that can potentially create breakthroughs in wellness by delivering substances that have historically been very difficult or impossible.

Al Czap was the Founder (1984) and former owner of Thorne Research, Inc. which he sold in 2010. In 1993 he founded and published the Alternative Medicine Review, LLC through 2010. Al created and founded Tesseract Medical Research in 2016 and became the founder and publisher for the Foundational Medicine Review in 2018 ( 2018 served as a busy year when he also founded and created Zero Hour Detox (, a high-absorption glutathione product. Currently Al is focusing on developing groundbreaking medical foods for individuals with ASD, holding 3 patents and has 1 pending for a unique delivery system of ingredients.

Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN serves as the President of California Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Lucille works at the Los Angeles Free Clinic providing health education, promotion and prevention. Dr. Lucille serves as a Naturopathic physician, an expert on women’s health issues. In her private practice, Healing from Within Healthcare in Los Angeles, California, she specializes in Women’s Wellness. She has extensive education in various modalities, including homeopathy, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, body and energy work and mind body and lifestyle counseling. She serves as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of PhytoPharmica Inc. She serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at EuroPharma, Inc. She serves as a Member of Medical Advisory Board at Integrative Therapeutics, Inc. She served as Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Enzymatic Therapy, Inc. She serves as Member of Naturopathic Scientific Advisory Committee at Kamedis Bio Herbal Skincare. She is the recipient of the 2004 Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Legacy Award recognizing her incredible service and contributions to the naturopathic medical community. She is a Registered Nurse. Dr. Lucille has Doctorate from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she received the ‘Daphne Blayden’ award for her ‘Commitment to Naturopathic Medicine.

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