Studies have been done by leading universities showing that Chitosan or ground up shrimp shells can lower cholesterol, especially bad cholesterol and increases good cholestrol and lowers triglycerides too… and it helps you lose weight.
It seems that Chitosan blocks the absorption of fats into the body thus lowering cholesterol. Thus Chitosan can lower the risk of heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and also weight gain related diseases. Chitosan also helps you feel full so you don’t eat as much… which is great for losing weight. Chitosan is a great soluble fiber.
A study was done in New Zealand showing that people lost weight with Chitosan and also lowered their blood pressure.
Chitosan also helps detox your liver from all the terrible toxins we have in the world these days.
Chitosan has also been used for wound treatment to stop blood lose… and it’s also antibacterial in action and hypoallergenic too!
Chitosan has also been used for drug delivery because it makes salts and other ingredients easier to absorb into your blood stream.
And Chitosan has been used for preserving food since it’s a good antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-yeast agent.
Plus studies in Japan has shown that Chitosan has the ability to prevent tumor growth by boosting your immune system by enhancing the flora of your gut.
Some people say that fat soluble vitamins and minerals could be lost if you use Chitosan but over the years…that has never been proven.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist