People are concerned about how they look and are preoccupied with weight and weight loss. Despite this concern, more people are becoming overweight.
It is no small wonder why research is seeking natural alternatives to weight management and weight control. Among them, chitosan stands out for its ability to bind fat before it is absorbed into the body. Chitosan is a naturally occurring fiber derived from the complex sugar ( polysaccharide) found in the shells ( exoskeletons) of shrimp, crabs and other shellfish. Chitosan has the capacity to bind lipids and fats. More importantly, chitosan has no calories since it is not digested.
Upon oral ingestion, chitosan binds to the intestinal lining where it tightly holds dietary fats and lipids before they are absorbed into the body. As a result, dietary fat is prevented from entering the bloodstream. When dietary fat is bound to the chitosan fiber, it becomes a large mass which cannot be absorbed into the body. Chitosan fibers differ in their structures from other fibers in that chitosan possesses a net positive charge. This positive charge attracts negative charges on the fats, lipids and bile acids. Chitosan fiber is not metabolized; it is cleared from the body along with the fat in the fecal material.
Published reports have shown that chitosan works in concert with vitamin C. It has been suggested that as small an amount as 10mg of vitamin C may enhance the action of chitosan.
This dietary fiber is an indispensable adjunct to a balanced weight management program of diet and exercise. Fibers also play an important role in cleansing the gastrointestinal tract, a process that stimulates the digestive processes and promotes intestinal health.
Serving Size 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container 45
Amount per Servings % Daily Value
Vitamin C 40mg 67%
Chitosan 1000mg *
* Daily Value not established
Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, and magnesium stearate.
Contains Shellfish ( shrimp & crab) .
Take two capsules with 8 oz. ( 237 mL) of water, 15-30 minutes before each meal. Do not exceed two capsules per meal.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not purchase if seal is broken.