What Is Chitosan?
Chitosan (pronounced kite-oh-san) is a unique substance - it’s derived from chitin, an amino polysaccharide fiber naturally found in the exoskeletons (shells) of certain sea creatures, such as lobster, crab and shrimp.
What is chitosan used for?
Historically, chitosan has been used for many different purposes - including agriculture, horticulture, skincare, hair care and weight management. In agriculture, chitosan is used as a treatment for seeds, as well as a natural, environmentally friendly pesticide. It’s also used in winemaking to help reduce oxidation and yeast spoilage. Scientists have recently used chitosan in the development of a “self-healing” polyurethane coating that can help protect paint from scratches. You can find chitosan in some hair products that promise softness and strength.
After being featured on a popular daytime TV show, chitosan has recently regained popularity for its possible effects on health.
Why use chitosan supplements?
Chitosan supplements offer a convenient way to consume filling fiber, an important nutrient. These supplements are to be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program.
What to look for in a chitosan product
When shopping for a chitosan supplement, look for a product that uses LipoSan Ultra, a patented, high-quality form of the nutrient that’s derived from Pandalus borealis shrimp.