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.
Is your body good at breaking fat down?
Modern day eating habits with the excessive consumption of dietary fat, substantially increases the possibility of acquiring diseases of the cardiovascular system, diabetes and cancer. With a reduction in the daily intake of fat, combined with moderate exercise while increasing dietary fibre, these possibilities decrease. Health experts agree that a low fat, high fibre diet is critical in maintaining a healthy weight but, as many unsuccessful dieters know fat intake is not that easy to reduce.
Chitosan binds with fat, so your body doesn't need to break it down
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.
Chitosan affects fat in the stomach before it has the chance to become metabolised, dissolving within the stomach itself and converts to gel, which captures fat, thereby preventing its absorption and subsequent storage Chitosan renders the fat useless to the body. Chitosan is a positively charged fibre which attracts and binds to negatively charged fatty acids. The human intestinal tract is positively charged which means only negatively charged molecules may cross this gradient. Chitosan being positively charged cannot cross this gradient. As well as this, fatty acids which have been bound to the chitosan fibre are repelled.
What does Chitosan do?
Chitosan does the following: Binds to excess fat molecules, binds to dietary cholesterol, it inhibits LDL (the bad cholesterol) and boosts HDL (the good cholesterol), it remains virtually inactive in the human digestive tract, absorbs and binds fats and promotes weight loss, it helps to control blood pressure.
As well binding with fat, Chitosan can help with the following: It inhibits bad cholesterol and boosts good cholesterol, It promotes the healing of ulcers and lesions, It has an anti-bacterial and anti-candida action, It can act as an antacid, It inhibits the formation of plaque and helps prevent tooth decay, It may help with irritable bowel syndrome, It is said to be a calcium enhancer and bone strengtheners. As well as this it can help reduce blood levels of uric acid, which causes gout.
Is all Chitosan the same?
Now Foods Chitosan contains LipoSan Ultra, a patented high-density form of Chitosan that binds up to five times more fat than conventional Chitosan, according to laboratory testing. A published clinical study has demonstrated that LipoSan Ultra, taken as directed, may aid in the support of healthy body weight and serum cholesterol levels already within the normal range.
Is Chitosan safe?
Chitosan has been used safely for more than two decades. It is a safe ingredient that is biodegradable and environmentally biocompatible. Other than its fat binding action, Chitosan remains virtually inactive in the human body. It is low in toxicity and allergic properties and is considered safe.
You should not take Chitosan if you have any kind of shellfish allergy and this product should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women, without first consulting your health care professional.
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
Each Capsule contains: LipoSan Ultra Chitosan (from shrimp) 500mg, Chromium (from chromium chelavite) 100mcg. Other ingredients: Gelatin Capsule, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica. No sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg or preservatives. Contains Shellfish (shrimp) derivatives
Adults: Take 3 Capsules immediately before a 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, F 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. Leanne does not recommend the use of 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.
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