Chitosan is a sugar that is obtained from the hard outer skeleton of shellfish, including crab, lobster, and shrimp.
Chitosan is used to treat obesity, high cholesterol, and Crohn’s disease. It is also used to treat complications that kidney failure patients on dialysis often face, including high cholesterol, “tired blood” (anemia), loss of strength and appetite, and trouble sleeping (insomnia).
Clinical studies have shown that in five weeks, total cholesterol can be reduced by a whopping 32% when using Chitosan. What is even more exciting is that the beneficial HDL cholesterol, which keeps the arteries free of atherosclerotic plaque, had been shown to increase by 7.5% after five weeks.
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT CHITOSAN
Q. Do you have problems with acne?
A. Due to Chitosan’s ability to inhibit certain bacteria which cause the inflammation associated with acne Chitosan has been used to effectively treat it.
Q. Are you worried about your immune system and infection?
A. Vitamin C affects cell activities. Vitamin C deficiency can cause reduced or weakened antibodies and compromise the immune system. Thus the deficient person will be prone to infection or flu.
Q. Worried about germs and other harmful bacteria?
A. Chitosan is also able to inhibit the development of a number of parasites and germs (among others E.coli, Pseudomonas, Candida albicans).