Chitosan (pronounced "kite-o-san") is a linear polysaccharide composed of D-glucosamine and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine. Chitosan is commonly derived from the shells of shrimp and other sea crustaceans, and is water soluble. Chitosan is not digestible, and thus has no calories. It is suggested that chitosan can interact with lipids (fat) from the digestive system and bind to fats and cholesterol - encapsulating them before they can be absorbed by the body.*
Read on learn what chitosan can do for you!
People commonly use Chitosan to support serum cholesterol levels already within a normal range. Therefore, Chitosan may be used for a variety of reasons, such as:
Chitosan would be best utilized by someone looking to lose fat, maintain a healthy weight, or promote healthy cholesterol levels already within a normal range.*
Whether trying to lose fat or maintain a healthy weight, Chitosan can be useful for anyone looking to be lean.*
Chitosan is not known to have any adverse side effects. However, because chitosan is derived from shellfish, those allergic to shellfish should not use this product. Additionally, if you are pregnant or nursing, you should not take this product, as pregnant or lactating mothers require a certain amount of fat to ensure the health of the fetus or newborn.
Most chitosan products recommend between 1-3 grams per day. However, all chitosan products have specific recommendations, so make sure to always follow package directions. Chitosan is typically taken 30 minutes prior to eating a meal.
Support healthy fat, weight, and cholesterol levels today with chitosan!