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Chitosan is a natural fiber derived from shellfish. It supports desirable body composition, promoting healthy weight and weight management.** Chitosan also:

  • May bind to fat and inhibit its absorption.**
  • May help to balance blood lipid levels.**
  • Is associated with kidney health.**
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What is Chitosan?

A type of dietary fiber sourced from the shells of shrimp, crab and other crustaceans, chitosan has been extensively studied in recent years for many potential health applications. Investigations have shown that the compound acts as an antioxidant to scavenge harmful free radicals that can affect overall wellness, particularly during the aging process.**

Researchers have proposed that this antioxidant activity and positive molecular charge may give chitosan the ability to attract and bind to fats, which are negatively charged. Since the nutrient is a fiber that is not readily digested, chitosan is theorized to absorb fats and carry them out of the body via elimination through the gastrointestinal system. Due to this line of research, the compound has been linked to optimal weight management when it is taken in conjunction with a regular exercise program and sensible diet regimen. In addition to assisting with fat loss, chitosan may help to promote ideal body mass composition.**

The nutrient has also been associated with maintaining cholesterol levels already within a normal range. Studies have specifically noted that chitosan seems to have a positive effect on levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is commonly known as "bad cholesterol." Researchers have suggested chitosan benefits bile composition, and may support the healthy bile production that is associated with balanced blood lipid levels. Its ability to bind to fat and cholesterol and facilitate their elimination has also been suggested to help with blood lipid levels.**

Chitosan Supplements

Chitosan is extracted from crustacean shells and generally available in capsule form. The nutrient is sometimes presented in a weight management formula with other ingredients such as white kidney bean, calcium, phosphorous and other forms of fiber.**

Chitosan Directions for Use

Before supplementing with chitosan or starting any regular supplementation, talk to your health care provider. Capsules are routinely offered in a range between 500 and 1,200 mg.**