Chitosan is the shellfish fiber extract that helps increase the transit time of fat from the stomach to the time of elimination, thereby reducing the amount of fat absorbed by the body and producing weight loss.
Eating less of most fats is good for you, but hard to do because fatty foods taste so good. So the first thing to do is use a dietary aid that keeps the fat you eat from turning into unwanted pounds. Chitosan is a fiber that acts like a magnet to bind to 4-5 times it's weight in fat in your stomach.
Chitosan has been known as the "Fat Magnet," "Fat Sponge," and the "Fat Trapper." All of these descriptions are correct because Chitosan attracts fat, soaks up fat, and traps fat in the digestive system.
Chitosan is a natural, indigestible fiber source harvested from crustaceans’ shells. Shown to interfere with and prevent dietary fat digestion, it may benefit weight management and promote healthy cholesterol, and can be taken with food for faster results. As Chitosan is an indigestible dietary fiber, food takes longer to pass through the digestive system and out of the body. As a result, fewer fats are absorbed, including sterols, cholesterol, and fatty acids.
A natural fiber source derived from the exoskeletons of crustaceans, such as shrimp, crab and other shellfish, Chitosan may be considered a dietary fiber when consumed. Chitosan is made up of chains of the substance D-glucosamine, its active ingredient. Chitosan undergoes a
process known as deacetylation, which provides for more effective results. Chitosan has been shown in studies to possibly promote healthy cholesterol levels.