Bear Butter is a powerful anti-inflammatory healing butter. The butter is infused with several of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants (with an option to add more). When infused into the butter, these fat-soluble antioxidants bypass the stomach without digestion and are slowly absorbed by the intestine. The delayed and slower digestion and absorption of fats by the digestive system allows for these calming and anti-inflammatory nutrients to make it deep into the harder-to-reach areas of the gut. This butter is also an excellent way for those with food sensitivities and reactions (including MCAS and CIRS) to get needed immune calming nutrients in a natural slow and gradual release way that prevents immune reactions that occur when these nutrients are taken in a capsule.
Prep Time: 2-3 Minutes
Cook Time: 11 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1/8 Cup Annato Seed
Additional Optional Ingredients
- Resveratrol Powder
- Alpha Lipoic Acid Powder
- CoQ10 Powder
- Benfotiamine Powder
- Black Pepper
Add 1 cup of organic ghee (or butter if no ghee is available) to a small pot on low heat. The pot should be warm enough to heat the butter but not hot enough to simmer the butter. I put the stove at about 35% heat for this.
Immediately add the astaxanthin soft gel caps to the butter and allow the soft gels to heat up with the butter. After about 8-10 minutes use a fork to gently press down on the soft gels – which will now easily break open and release their contents (if they did not get warm enough you may need to wait longer than 8-10 minutes).
Add 1/8 cup of organic annatto seeds to the butter. Heat for 10 minutes. Stir often but not constantly.
Add 150 mg or 1/8 teaspoon each of resveratrol powder, R-alpha Lipoic acid powder, CoQ10 powder, and benfotiamine powder. Stir in thoroughly.
Use a strainer to strain anatto seeds from the butter as you pour the butter into a glass jar. You may keep the anatto seeds in the pot for immediate use of one additional batch of Bear Butter.
Store the jar of Bear Butter in the fridge and enjoy it often.
If using any of the additional optional ingredients follow these guidelines:
- If adding zeaxanthin, lutein, lycopene or any other nutrient via soft gel caps then add the soft gel caps to the butter before adding the annatto seeds (at the same time as the astaxanthin softgels). And melt the soft gel caps until you can break them open easily with a spoon – releasing the nutrients into the butter. This will be easiest on close to 50% heat but still should not have simmering butter. Then turn the heat back down to low before adding the annatto seed.
- If adding turmeric or ginger then add 1/8 to 1/4 cup finely chopped organic turmeric or ginger at the same time as you add the annotto seed. And after 10 minutes strain them when you strain the annatto seed.
- If adding black pepper seeds simply add 1/8 cup of organic black pepper seeds when you add annatto seeds and strain them when you strain the annatto.
- If you are adding CBD drops, add the desired amount when you add the benfotiamine powder.
Nutrition / Benefits
- Delta Tocotrienol (from anatto)
- Gamma Tocotrienol (from anatto)
- Bixin (from anatto)
- Norbixin (from anatto)
- 3 mg of Resveratrol per teaspoon
- 3 mg Alpha Lipoic Acid per teaspoon
- 3 mg CoQ10 per teaspoon
- 3 mg of Benfotiamine per teaspoon
- Saturated Fats:
- Palmitic Acid: About 29 grams
- Stearic Acid: About 12 grams
- Myristic Acid: About 11 grams
- Monounsaturated Fats:
- Oleic Acid: About 21 grams
- Polyunsaturated Fats:
- Linoleic Acid (LA): About 3 grams
- Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA): About 0.5 grams
Nutrients from the Additional Options
Astaxanthin, zeaxanthin, and lutein are fat-soluble antioxidants. And turmeric, ginger, black pepper and CBD each contain fat-soluble antioxidants that have immune calming benefits. Any or all of these could be tried in place of or together with the annatto seed.
Turmeric Fat-Soluble Antioxidants: Curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin.
Ginger Fat-Soluble Antioxidants: Gingerol, zingerone, capsaicin, and beta-carotene.
Black Pepper Fat-Soluble Antioxidants: Pipperine.
CBD (Cannabidiol): Cannabidiol is itself a fat soluble compound with antioxidant properties.
Astaxanthin: Astaxanthin is itself a fat soluble antioxidant.
Zeaxanthin: Zeaxanthin is itself a fat soluble antioxidant.
Lutein: Lutein is itself a fat soluble antioxidant.