Chitosan - Glossary


Chitosan is a material derived from shellfish exoskeletons with industrial, biomedical and agricultural applications.  It’s also used as a “fat-binding” agent in diet supplements, but studies have shown that it has little effect.

There is limited animal and human research that suggests a combination of chitosan and Vitamin C enhances excretion of dietary fat, but this combination has not been tested for weight loss.

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Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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