A Positive Addition to Your Diet Program. Chitosan is a dietary fiber, derived from crustacean shells, [which supplies zero grams of net carbs]. Fiber promotes a feeling of fullness, and Chitosan contributes to daily fiber intake. Use this product as an addition to your reduced-calorie diet and daily exercise program. It is important to drink at least 6-8 cups of water daily when increasing your fiber intake.
- 120 Tablets
- 500 mg.
- For adults, take two (2) tablets three times daily, 30-60 minutes before lunch and dinner with 8 ounces of water. Do not take this product within 2 hours of taking medications.
WARNING: Pregnant or lactating women should consult a doctor before using any product. Avoid this product if you have allergies to shellfish or a history of kidney stones. Consult your doctor before use if you have, or have had, ANY HEALTH CONDITION or if you are taking ANY MEDICATIONS OR REMEDIES including OTC medications, or are planning any medical procedure. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur, such as gastrointestinal discomfort or any allergic reaction. NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18.
Chitosan is an aminopolysaccharide, derived from “Chitin”. Chitosan is a naturally occurring substance that is chemically similar to the plant fibre called cellulose. Unlike plant fibre, Chitosan possesses a positive ionic charge that can achieve remarkable results – the ability to attract digested fat, cholesterol, heavy metal and toxic substances which are negatively charged into a large mass. The whole mass will then be eliminated, preventing them from being absorbed into the blood stream. Chitosan is a safe ingredient that is biodegradable and environmentally biocompatible. It has been safely used for more than 2 decades. Chitosan is also lipophilic, meaning that it is chemically attracted to fat. Generally, fibres are hydrophilic, which means they repel fat and attract water. Chitosan actually captures and inactivates lipid, fats and cholesterol from being absorbed and stored. Different fibres which were used in one study found that Chitosan worked 55% better than any other fibre in entrapping and eliminating fat. Because of this, Chitosan has been used as a natural weight loss agent and for colon cleansing.
According to research reports, Chitosan is known as the best and most effective, safe and hygienic way for weight reduction, as there is no side effects at all. Pharmaceutical grade Chitosan can absorb 10 to 12 times its weight. Food grade Chitosan can bind 4 to 6 times its weight. Clinical studies show that Chitosan’s effectiveness can be almost doubled by taking Vitamin C with it. When taking any fibre supplement, it is recommended you drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.
Chitosan Fat Blocker
Chitosan has been found effective for binding with fats that are ingested. It stops the pancreatic enzymes and bile from breaking fats down, and prevents them from being absorbed into the body.
Chitosan Weight Loss
Because of Chitosans effect on the binding of fat, it is a popular choice for weight loss. Chitosan is effective for weight loss because of the fact that it binds to lipids in the gastrointestinal tract, decreasing the absorption of the lipids (or fats). This leads to a lower body weight.
Chitosan does not work by making you feel less hungry like some ingredients you will find in weight loss supplements. It works by actually helping fat pass through your body instead of storing in the fat cells.
Clinical studies have shown that in five weeks, total cholesterol can be reduced by a whopping 32% when using Chitosan. What is even more exciting is that the beneficial HDL cholesterol, which keeps the arteries free of atherosclerotic plaque, had been shown to increase by 7.5% after five weeks. The studies also show that triglyceride levels were reduced by 18% in the same period. One Japanese study showed that rats fed Chitosan had decreased liver cholesterol levels 60% lower than the control group after 4 weeks. Pharmaceutical grade Chitosan has been shown to be as effective as the best prescription drugs available for lowering cholesterol. Best of all there are no side effects using Chitosan as there is with drugs and it’s a fraction of the cost of high priced drugs. Chitosan can have a major impact on reducing high blood pressure, heart disease and other cardiovascular problems.
OTHER POTENTIAL BENEFITS
Wound healing: A solution of Chitosan was applied directly to wounds and test results showed an inhibition of fibroblasts (scar forming substance) which allowed for normal tissue regeneration. Chitosan also helps blood to coagulate. Surgical arterial grafts connecting major blood vessels showed more effective connection with less leakage than traditional grafting.
Acne: Due to Chitosan’s ability to inhibit certain bacteria which cause the inflammation associated with acne Chitosan has been used to effectively treat it.
Candida: Is a yeast that lives in the colon and it is normally harmless. However, it can over grow and get out of control causing serious health problems. Candida overgrowth affects millions of people. Clinical test involving mice established that Chitosan exhibited the ability to kill candida.
Antacid: A patent has been issued to a Japanese company for using Chitosan as safe and highly effective antacid.
Calcium: Calcium is important for the prevention of osteoporosis. Clinical test show that Chitosan has been found to increase the bioavailability of calcium, which means that is more readily absorbed.
Anti-Plaque: Studies using Chitosan in chewing gum show that Chitosan raises the pH in the mouth and binds to the bacteria that causes plaque and tooth decay.
Anti-Tumour: Recent studies show that Chitosan has an immunopotentiating action. Mice that were given Chitosan showed reduction in blood born microphages and tumour growth was impaired.
Chitosan is unquestionably a remarkable substance and medical studies for its potential health uses are ongoing.
Chitosan has a number of properties which make it a highly interesting area in several fields:
-It is biodegradable,
-It is biocompatible: the product does not have any antigenic behaviour,
-It shows antithrombotic (prevents blood clots) and haemostatic (maintain -internal equilibrium) properties,
-It has a remarkable healing activity,
-It is a cholesterol-lowering product,
-As all polysaccharides, it is an excellent moisturizing agent due to its water retention capacity,
-Chitosan is also able to inhibit the development of a number of parasites and germs (among others E.coli, Pseudomonas, Candida albicans),
-It has immunological and anti-tumour properties,
-It is an outstanding chelating agent (especially for heavy metals),
-It is active against yeast and moulds,
-It favours plant germination and growth.
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