Chitosan is a polysaccharide derived from chitin. It has been suggested that chitosan binds dietary fat in your intestines. When ingested, like other fibres, Chitosan will swell in the stomach and intestines which gives a sense of fullness and may reduce your appetite. Hence, Chitosan is commonly used as a supplement for weight management as well as for reducing cholesterol levels.
However, there is limited scientific evidence showing that Chitosan is effective.
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