Chitosan is derived from exoskeletons of insects and shells of crustraceans. This type of fiber may help how fat and cholesterol absorption and is primarily used in drug manufacturing. Chitosan is commercially sold as a fat blocker but may also be used as a seed treatment in agriculture and as a fining agent in winemaking.
– Promotes healing of wounds and blood clotting
– Acts as a sustained-release drug substrate
INCI: Chitosan and chitooligosaccharides
Extraction Method: Chitosan is a type of fiber taken from the exoskeleton of insects and the shells of crustaceans such as:Shrimp, Clams and Lobster.
Odor: Fish/Sea like smell
Texture: Microstructure of flat rice noodles.
• Chitosan is used to treat obesity, high cholesterol, and Crohn’s disease
• Chitosan is a fibrous substance that might reduce how much fat and cholesterol the body absorbs from foods.
• It also helps blood clot when applied to wounds.
• People use chitosan for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, wound healing, and many other purposes.
• High blood pressure. Replacing table salt with a table salt product that contains small amounts of chitosan (Symbiosal) might help lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.
• Obesity. Taking chitosan by mouth while on a calorie-restricted diet can improve weight loss in people who are overweight or obese, but only by a very small amount.
• Recovery after surgery. Applying a chitosan gel might help prevent scar tissue from forming in the sinuses after surgery.
• Chitosan has most often been used by adults in doses of 1-1.35 grams by mouth daily for up to 12 weeks. It’s also used in mouthwashes, gels, chewing gum, eye drops, and wound dressings