Now Foods, Chitosan, 500 mg, 240 Capsules

SKU/UPC : 733739020260

Product Code : NF2026

Package Details : 240 Capsules

Serving Size : 3 Capsules

Serving per Container : This bottle will last for 80 Days

Price(र) : 5136.00

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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.

Suggested Use:

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.


Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 3 Capsules

Servings Per Container80


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Chromium (from Chromium Chelavite®)

300 mcg


LipoSan Ultra Chitosan

1.5 g (1,500 mg)

† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients:

Gelatin (capsule), magnesium stearate and silica.

Contains shellfish (shrimp) derivative.

Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, 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.

Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.


Q. What is Chitosan?
A.Chitosan is a unique fat-absorbing dietary fiber that inhibits the absorption of dietary fat during digestion. While various fibers perform this function, Chitosan seems to be the most effective. After months of reviewing different suppliers of Chitosan, NOW chose Liposan Ultra Chitosan. This brand of Chitosan dissolves rapidly in stomach acid and almost immediately begins binding to ingested dietary fat, greatly reducing the amount that is absorbed during digestion. Chitosan is derived from the chitin of shellfish. Chitin is a polysaccharide found in the exoskeletons of shellfish and crustaceans. It is a unique dietary fiber that is indigestible, so it does not contribute to the amount of ingested carbohydrates.

Q.How does it work?
A.When taken prior to or during a meal, Chitosan has the unique ability to chemically bind to fat lipids in the stomach before they are absorbed into the blood stream. Research has shown that an individual taking Chitosan can significantly reduce their intake of dietary fat.

Q.How many grams of fat will be absorbed by two capsules of Chitosan?
A.As with many dietary supplements, different people will experience different results depending on a number of factors, including body type, metabolism, and diet. NOW uses the Liposan Ultra brand of Chitosan because studies show that Liposan Ultra binds several times more dietary fat than other leading national brands. In vitro, Liposan Ultra was shown to absorb up to 88 grams of fat, but this doesn't mean it will necessarily have the same effect when ingested by humans. Studies are ongoing.

Q.Can I take Chitosan with prescription medications or other supplements, and are there any side effects?
A..Since Chitosan binds to fat in the stomach, it is advisable to take it 3-4 hours prior to the ingestion of fat soluble medications or nutrients. If Chitosan is used simultaneously with certain medications, it may block the desired effects of that medication. Check with your doctor before mixing Chitosan with prescription medications. If you have questions about taking Chitosan with dietary supplements, check with a certified nutritionist or your local health food store. There are no known side effects associated with Chitosan supplementation.

Q.Are there any special diet requirements?
A.Chitosan helps to eliminate the fat from your diet regardless of what you eat. However, it is always a good idea to eat regular, nutritionally balanced meals.

Q.What about exercise?
A.Exercise is always good for the body and will help to speed up weight loss.

Q.Is it safe?
A.Chitosan has no adverse side effects. Because it is a shellfish product, those who have severe allergic reactions to shellfish should not use this product.

Q.What if I'm pregnant or nursing?
A. If you are pregnant or nursing, you should not take this product. Pregnant and lactating mothers require a certain amount of fat to ensure the health of the fetus or newborn.