Derived from the exoskeleton of crabs, called chitin, Chitosan Plus has the amazing ability to bind to fats and cholesterol, encapsulating them before they can be absorbed by the body.
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Chitosan Plus is literally a designer fiber, especially developed to attract and hold food fat and cholesterol for safe elimination. Most fibers absorb fat and bile acids to a limited extent, but Chitosan is the "super fiber" that functions like a magnet, attracting negatively charged food fat, cholesterol and bile molecules.
With its ability to bind to fats in the body’s GI system, Chitosan Plus can act as an effective “fat blocker” or “fat
trapper” and prevent dietary fats from being absorbed by your
How Chitosan Plus Works
Chitosan attracts fat molecules, which are negatively charged. Chitosan is an amino polysaccharide, categorized as an alkalized form of chitin, a cellulose-like polymer derived from the exoskeleton of crabs and shrimp. It has the ability to bind fats in the stomach before they are absorbed through the digestive system. Depending upon the amount of Chitosan taken, it is possible to absorb over one-third of one's dietary fat. The resulting non-digestible mass is then excreted through the digestive tract, in the process improving elimination. Chitosan's effect on fat excretion is five to ten times greater than any other natural dietary fiber. Chitosan Plus is calorie-free and is therefore a very useful dietary supplement for those wishing to improve their health and yet maintain a low-calorie, high-fiber diet.
By absorbing fat, Chitosan also eliminates not only cholesterol but many of the building blocks for cholesterol. As a result, cholesterol production in the body is reduced. In addition to electrostatically binding fats, chitosan hydrophobicly links to other neutrally-charged fats, including cholesterol. In addition, it is believed that Chitosan's continuous partial removal of bile acids triggers the body to break down already absorbed cholesterol to produce replacement bile acids.
Chitosan Plus Supplement Facts
Serving Size:2 capsules
Servings per Container: 30
Ingredient Amount % Daily Value**
Chitosan 1g †
Psyllium 150mg †
Oat Bran 150mg †
** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your
daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie
† Daily Value not established.
Gelatin, magnesium stearate, and stearic acid
Take 1-2 capsules with 12 oz. of water before each meal, or
as directed by a healthcare professional. Not to exceed 6
capsules per day. As with all weight loss regimens, be sure to
maintain a well balanced diet, and to take plenty of fiber and