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|Combo Discount:||- $4.00|
- Weight Management
- 500 mg Plus Chromium
- Super Fat Absorbing Action
- Supports Healthy Cholesterol Levels
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
Chitosan is a dietary fiber derived from the shells of crustaceans that has been shown in non-clinical studies to bind to fat and cholesterol in the digestive tract. NOW Chitosan contains LipoSan Ultra, a patented high-density form of Chitosan that binds up to five times more fat than conventional Chitosan according to laboratory testing. A published clinical study has demonstrated that LipoSan Ultra, taken as directed, may aid in the support of healthy body weight and serum cholesterol levels already within the normal range. Now has also included Chromium in this formula. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that works with insulin to support healthy blood glucose levels and plays an important role in the proper utilization of protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules with each meal. Refrain from taking Chitosan 4 hours before or after the ingestion of fat soluble vitamins (i.e., A, D, E, K) or any medications. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW CLA, Diet Support and Phase 2.
Gelatin (capsule), magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica.
Contains shellfish (shrimp) derivative.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Persons with allergies to shellfish should refrain from using this product. Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women.
|Serving Size: 3 Capsules|
|Servings Per Container: 80|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Chromium (from Chromium Chelavite)||300 mcg||250%|
|LipoSan Ultra Chitosan||1.5 g (1,500 mg)||†|
|† Daily Value not established.|
I love the price and quantity of this chitosan product BUT UNFORTUNATELY I'm not crazy about the added chromium, which I find unnecessary. I wish you would sell pure chitosan pills by itself. Chromium supplementation is a controversial topic as true chromium deficiency is extremely rare. The widely claimed benefits of chromium supplementation are largely unsupported by the scientific community. Studies have shown high levels of chromium leading to DNA damage. Also, a high dose of chromium, 600-2400 mcg per day, may cause anemia, thrombocytopenia, hemolysis, hepatic dysfunction, and renal failure. Just 2 doses of NOW Foods Chitosan already supply way too high a dose of 600 mcg. For some reason, cheaper dietary supplements, especially those used for blood glucose regulation or weight management usually contain chromium as an ingredient, and usually at an amount much higher than the suggested daily recommended intake, despite the lack of positive scientific studies to support chromium supplementation. I also take other nutritional supplements and at least 2 of them already contain some chromium, which is more than enough for my needs. By adding Now Foods Chitosan, I am unwillingly further upping my chromium intake by a few more hundred percent of the RDI, which will likely end up toxic to my system in the long run. So unfortunately, even though I love almost everything else about the NOW chitosan, just the unnecessarily added chromium alone means I have to look for other alternative brands that sell simply pure chitosan. It's such a pity.
I've been using Chitosan for years, but it is now very difficult to find due to some stupid people who don't know how to swallow a pill without choking. New Foods Chitosan 500 mg / 240 Capsules are much less expensive than GNC's brand of Chitosan, and you get much more with New Foods' brand. This product helps with weightloss simply in that it absorbs fat from the foods I love to eat, so that I end up pooping out the fat instead of adding it to my body's store of fat. That way the body starts to burn stored fat instead, resulting in fat loss.
Posted by 5629405333750268849 on Dec 01, 2016
Less hunger very top
Posted by 5502827328141361257 on Nov 30, 2016
Not good for weight loss
Posted by 5091913372221364439 on Oct 15, 2016
This prodcut may work well for cholistrol reduce but it is not a good at all to be used as weight management or weight loss product
Reliable fiber source
Posted by 5333560357293177572 on Aug 02, 2016
Doesn't work for me in weight loss area