Now Foods Chitosan Fat Blocker. Chitosan, a natural fat binding fibre, featuring LipoSan Ultra, a patented high-density form of chitosan that binds up to five times more fat than conventional chitosan, according to laboratory testing. Chitosan is a natural substance that actually binds with the fats you eat. Chitosan is a polysaccharide found in the exoskeleton of shellfish, such as crabs and shrimps. It is a naturally occurring substance that is chemically similar to cellulose (plant fibre). However, unlike plant fibre, chitosan has the ability to significantly bind fat, acting like a fat sponge in the digestive tract. Chitosan is superior to plant fibres, in fact, it is unique. Most fibres are hydrophilic (they repel fat and attract water), whereas chitosan is lipophilic (it attracts fat) and while possessing many of the same benefits as plant fibres like psyllium, it has the ability to inactivate fats. Contains 500mg of chitosan per Capsule, as well as 100mcg of chromium. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that works with insulin to support healthy blood glucose levels and plays an important role in the proper utilization of protein, fat and carbohydrates
Now Foods fat blocker has the ability to:
- Bind fat (lipids) in the stomach and intestine before they can be absorbed through the digestive system into the bloodstream. This process is made possible as positively charged Chitosan attracts negatively charged fat (lipids) carrying them unabsorbed through the intestinal tract for elimination.
- Weight management
- Super fat absorbing action
- Supports normal cholesterol levels
Per serving size (3 capsules):
Chromium (from Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate) (TRAACS) - 300mcg
Chitosan (LipoSan Ultra)1.5g (1,500mg)
Other ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Silicon Dioxide. Contains Shellfish (shrimp).
Adults: Take 3 capsules immediately before the main meal - up to 2 times a day. Do not exceed 6 capsules per day.
Take at least 4 hours before or after fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, & K) or medications.
Keep out of reach of children. Should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take if you have any kind of shellfish allergy. Do not consume chitosan at the same time as pharmacy medications or other supplements. Have at least a 4 hour separation between the two. It is not recommended to use this product on a regular basis. Because this fibre is non specific in the fats it binds to, you can also loose the fat soluble vitamins too, such as vitamin A, D, E, F K.