The pure and effective Chitosan is derived from chitin, the second most abundant polysaccharide, after cellulose. Chitosan is biocompatible, biodegradable, and nontoxic, making it suitable for medical applications including antimicrobials and wound healing matrices.
How does it work:
The doses of chitosan administered in clinical studies ranged widely. Studies evaluating weight loss typically use 2.4 grams/day. Study findings suggest that 1,500 mg/day of glucose control is effective in prediabetic patients.
When taken by mouth: The use of chitosan, when taken up to six months, is considered SAFE for most people. A mild stomach upset, constipation, or gas may occur after eating chitosan.
When applied to the skin: Short-term application of chitosan to the skin is possibly safe for most people. It can cause irritation, however.
Warnings and precautions while using this product:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: The safety of chitosan during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unclear since there isn't enough reliable information. Avoid using it if you want to be on the safe side.
Shellfish allergy: Chitosan comes from the shell of shellfish. Chitosan is suspected to be an allergen for people with shellfish allergies. It is the meat, however, not the shell, that is allergenic to shellfish. Experts thus believe that shellfish allergy sufferers may be able to consume chitosan with no problem.