Saturday, 14 September 2013

Chitosan - What Everybody Ought to Know About Weight Loss?

Effective Weight Loss
Chitosan is a dietary supplement ingredient which is found in supplements which are intended to promote weight loss. Chitosan is a partially deacetylated polymer of N-acetyl glucosamine which is derived from the polysaccharide chitin.  Chitosan has a number of commercial and possible biomedical uses. It has been asserted to have use in limiting fat absorption, which would make it useful for dieting.  

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Chitosan is a natural compound derived from chitin. Chitin is polymeric carbohydrate generally found in the outer skeletons of crustaceans and shellfish. Previously, people mostly make use of Chitosan in processes such as water detoxification. The existence of Chitosan is quite old but its latest form has been prepared only in recent times. Another significant discovery is that Chitosan is a natural compound with similar chemical properties as that of cellulose.

Chitosan for Losing Weight

Cellulose is a fibrous plant and Chitosan is chemically resembles to it that is why it possesses fibrous properties. These fibers has made Chitosan a significant ingredient in products used for controlling weight and cholesterol of human body. The fibrous nature of Chitosan considerably helps in binding fat present in human's digestive tract. This fat magnet is slightly capable of preventing the fat to be absorbed in human body. Chitosan products are also helpful in promoting the healing process of lesions as well as ulcers.   

 Chitosan Effects

Chitosan based products may involve its antacid properties, which seem quite helpful in reducing the plaque formation plus tooth decay. Several biomedical studies on Chitosan have revealed that it is quite useful substance for controlling blood pressure. In addition, this valuable compound is also present in medicinal products used for following purposes.
• Prevention from constipation
• Reduction in blood levels of uric acid
• Calcium enhancer
• Bone strengthener
The studies have found out certain side effects also for those who are using Chitosan products. They are nausea, bloating and abdominal pain.

A large number of biomedical and chemical analyses have been carried out by professionals and the results have shown that Chitosan actually absorbs the oils, toxic substances and greases etc when spread over water surface. This exposes the attractive property of Chitosan towards bio-hazardous substances often present in human body because of drinking water. However, medical studies fail in providing the basis for safe use of Chitosan in a routine diet.

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