Chitosan is a fat trapping fiber that absorbs fat from food that is consumed before it has a chance to be absorbed and stored in the body.
In other words, Chitosan is a fat inhibitor and is often referred to as a fat magnet. Since some of the fat is not digested, it is almost as if it was never consumed in the first instance.
Chitosan and Vitamin C help with weight loss by converting fat that is in the digestive system into a form that cannot be absorbed. Chitosan is rendered indigestible and thus it simply passes through the body. It acts like a sponge, in that it absorbs many times its weight in fat and oils.
Chitosan is a natural dietary supplement and is a derivative of chitin. Chitin is a major component of the hard shells of crustaceans. It is safe and has been in use for many years. Chitosan has no caloric value because it cannot be digested.
Studies have shown that Chitosan may be effective in reducing levels of harmful cholesterol, due to it being bound to the Chitosan before it has a chance to enter the bloodstream.
Taking 3 capsules of Chitosan And Vitamin C before a meal will result in about 3-6 grams of undigested fat being eliminated.
Chitosan and Vitamin C is thought to be helpful in encouraging lower cholesterol levels whilst promoting healthy cholesterol. Because of this, it is considered that it may be useful in preserving cardiovascular health.
There is evidence that Chitosan may play a role in the promotion of wound healing and it seems to have skin and soft tissue healing properties. Research indicates that Chitosan may reduce scar formation and help in preserving ligaments and tendons
Having Vitamin C with the Chitosan improves its fat absorption capacities.
Chitosan benefits are:
- helps reduce weight
- helps decrease appetite
- reduces fat absorption
- encourages healthy digestion
- reduces the absorption of bile acids and cholesterol
- supports cholesterol levels already in the normal range
- it is completely natural ingredient