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NOW Foods - Chitosan with Chromium Superior Fat Absorbing 500 mg. - 240 Capsules

  • Code#:50051
  • Manufacturer:NOW Foods
  • Size/Form:240  Capsules
  • Packaged Ship Weight:0.60
  • Servings:120
  • Dosage Size:2  Capsule(s)
Now Foods Chitosan with Chromium Superior Fat Absorbing 500 mg - 240 Capsules 

Now Foods 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 Foods 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 Foods has also included Chromium in this formula. Now Foods Chromium is an essential trace mineral that works with insulin to support healthy blood glucose levels already within the normal range and plays an important role in the proper utilization of protein, fat and carbohydrates.

What is Chitosan?
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. In fact, studies show that Liposan Ultra binds several times more dietary fat than other leading national brands, which means you get more value. Once dietary fat is bound by Chitosan, it is excreted through normal digestive processes. 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.

How many grams of fat will be absorbed by two capsules of Chitosan?
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. NOW often gets questions concerning an erroneous claim that there is an easy experiment that can be done at home to show how Chitosan absorbs fat. The experiment involves melting ¼ teaspoon of butter in two cups of hot water, then sprinkling ¼ gram of Chitosan on top of the water/butter mixture. In a short time, you're supposed to be able to see Chitosan binding the butter, forming lumps on the surface and leaving the water fat-free. This is not an accurate experiment because Chitosan must be broken down by stomach acids before actively binding to dietary fat. Water will not activate Chitosan, and water-soluble forms of this nutrient are ineffective because they do not protect bound fat from being broken down by pancreatic enzymes.

Can I take Chitosan with prescription medications or other supplements, and are there any side effects?
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 herbalist. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.

In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods—a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

History of NOW
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed – NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW Commitments
  • Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
  • Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most – in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
  • Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.
NOW Science
NOW's experienced professional and technical staff formulates their products to be of the highest quality. NOW has a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate our products to be effective for the intended use. NOW's structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW's contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW uses ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies. The heart of NOW science is third party independent research. NOW investigates and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality. NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular s:" ":>GMP Quality Assured
NOW’s GMP certification covers standard operating procedures, employee training, product specifications, expiration dating, vendor certifications and much more. Standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to NOW Foods specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to specifications. Tests include organoleptic evaluation (human senses such as sight, taste, smell), physical testing of tablets and capsules, chemical identity of ingredients, potency and contamination testing by the company’s in-house state-of-the-art analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods’ in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.

Suggested Use

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As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules with meals 1-2 times daily. Refrain from taking Chitosan 4 hours before or after the ingestion of fat soluble vitamins (Ie A, D, E, K) or any medications. Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women.

Persons with allergies to shellfish should refrain from using this product. Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women.


Now Foods Chitosan with Chromium Superior Fat Absorbing 500 mg - 240 Capsules
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 120
Amount Per Serving %DV
Chromium (from Chelavite) 200 mcg 1.66 %
LipoSan Ultra Chitosan Powder 1000 mg *
*Daily Value Not Established
 
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Silica and Magnesium Stearate.

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By Neelka (Laurel , MD )

Although I don't get tested by the doctor till next month I am remaining hopeful that this baby works for me.

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By patricia (Olney , MD )

This product seems to perform as advertised. The quality of this company and the price were very satisfactory.

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By Lori (Liberty , MO )

This is a great value and I would purchase this product again. I took it before anything that I ate this Christmas season. I can tell that it is working, because it has helped me keep my weight down and it contributes to keeping me regular as well.

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By Patrick (Van Nuys , CA )

82 and have been using Chitosan for the last 15 years to keep the weight off and it works! I can pretty much eat whatever I want and I know the crab will absorb the fat!

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By Linda (Pgh , PA )

It's difficult to comment on a product you ingest as to whether or not it's a good product so I can only say I had no side effects and hope it's doing what it's suppose to.

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395 South Glen Ellyn Road
Bloomingdale, IL,
Phone: 888-669-3663 Visit website

About NOW Foods

NOW's Mission
The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.

In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

History of NOW
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW Commitments

  • Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
  • Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most - in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
  • Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.

NOW Science
NOW experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. NOW structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.

The heart of their science is third party independent research. NOW investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality.

NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.

GMP Quality Assured
NOW's GMP certification covers standard operating procedures, employee training, product specifications, expiration dating, vendor certifications and much more. Standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to NOW Foods specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to specifications. Tests include organoleptic evaluation (human senses such as sight, taste, smell), physical testing of tablets and capsules, chemical identity of ingredients, potency and contamination testing by the company's in-house state-of-the-art analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods' in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.



NOW™ Foods remains committed to its original goal – to produce the highest quality nutritional, herbal and body care products available…at prices people can afford. The company does this by sourcing our raw materials directly from the manufacturer, thereby relying less on brokers and distributors, and avoiding costly television and radio advertising. NOW Foods does not employ an outside sales force, relying instead on practical, cost-effective marketing methods such as mail promotions and no-pressure telephone sales. Its high-volume business has allowed it to build strong business ties with some of the best raw material producers in the industry. NOW Foods savings are passed on to its customers in every product it manufactures, every day.

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