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A New Source of Chitosan

Chitosan is a natural product found in the shells of marine crustaceans. Chemically, it is a polysaccharide biopolymer obtained by alkaline deacetylation of natural chitins. Chitosan is a powder which dissolves on contact with the gastric juices to form amino groups with a positive electrostatic charge, which can bind negative carboxyl groups of free fatty acids and biliary acids, thus reducing their intestinal absorption and increasing the elimination of lipids in the stools. This ability to prevent absorption only applies to fats. Clinical experience has shown that chitosan reduces the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, encouraging an increase in the HDL cholesterol fraction and therefore also reducing blood pressure in hypertensive subjects. Clinical studies have confirmed the ability of chitosan to achieve significant reductions in body weight of 4-7 kilos after 4 weeks of treatment without, moreover, exhibiting any side effects by attaching itself to fats and thus blocking their absorption. Indeed, the chitosan is eliminated completely, as it is not digestible.

VEGETABLE CHITOSAN (KiOnutrime-Cs) Vegetable Chitosan KiOnutrime-Cs is a new fully-vegetable type of chitosan which, on the basis of European directive EC/258/97, art. 3(4), on new foodstuffs, can claim to be substantially equivalent to animal chitosan in terms of:
Nutritional value;

It is also completely anallergic and has the following properties:

  • Lower molecular weight
  • Greater dissolution rate
  • Higher bulk density

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