Chitosan Upon oral ingestion, chitosan binds
to the intestinal lining, where it tightly binds dietary fats
and lipids before they are absorbed in the body. As a result,
the dietary fat is prevented from entering into thebloodstream.
When dietary fat is bound to the chitosan fiber, it becomes
a large mass, which cannot be absorbed in the body.
Chitosan fibers differ in their structure
from other fibers in that chitosan possesses a net positive
charge. This positive charge attracts negative charges on the
fats, lipids and bile acids. Since chitosan fiber is not metabolized,
it is cleared from the body along with the fat in the fecal
reports have shown that chitosan works in concert with vitamin
C.It has been suggested that the action of chitosan may be enhanced
by as small an amount of vitamin C as 10 mg. Used alone, ingestion
of 500 mg chitosan before a meal rich in fat helps reduce bad
cholesterol is bound to bile acids secreted by the liver into
the intestine, where its re-absorption is prevented by chitosan
fibers.This dietary fiber is an indispensable adjunct to a balanced
weight management program. Fibers also play an important role
in cleansing the gastrointestinal tract, which stimulates the
digestive processes and promotes intestinal health.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is There Any Allergic Reaction to Chitosan?
This product should avoided by people who
are allergic to shellfish.
Under What Condition(s) is the Use
of Chitosan is Not Recommended?
Chitosan is for adult consumption only, and
should not be used by pregnant or nursing women.
Does Chitosan Interfere with the Action
Being a dietary fiber with numerous beneficial
effects, including intestinal health, chitosan should not interfere
with the action of other wholesome remedies. In fact, chitosan
works more efficiently even with small amounts with vitamin
How and When Should Chitosan be Taken?
Chitosan works best if taken roughly 30 minutes
before a meal. It should be taken with generous amounts of nutritious