Chitosan is an insoluble or non-digestible fiber. Marine sourced chitosan is produced from chitin, which is part of the shells of crustaceans including shrimp, crabs and lobsters. People use Chitosan Plus to enhance weight loss, lower cholesterol, improve skin health, and more.
How do chitosan supplements work?
Chitosan supplements are often touted as fat-blockers.
Chitosan is said to work by turning into a gel in the stomach. Some claim that when that gel moves from the stomach to the intestines, it binds to fat and cholesterol. The idea is that chitosan may support weight loss and lower cholesterol by eliminating fat and cholesterol from the body instead of allowing the body to absorb them.
That’s why the labels on chitosan supplements direct consumers to take it just before meals. Otherwise, there would be nothing in the gut for it to bind to.
Benefits of chitosan supplements
- Assists digestion and breakdown of dietary fat
- Maintains general health and wellbeing
- Supports healthy immune system
- Supports cholesterol levels