Thank goodness for technology! With today's innovations, you don't have to sweat it out just to lose some weight. Pop in some pills and you are on your way to get rid of those bulges! One of these pills is chitosan. This diet pill has been touted as a super fat absorber, which magically sucks out fats, wraps them into harmless balls that get excreted out of the body as waste.
Its proponents also claim that chitosan can decrease bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. Chitosan supplies dietary fiber white reducing fat intake. Chitosan is also not absorbed in the body, so you don't have to worry about calories. You can take in the recommended dosage without worrying that it will add to your calorie count.
Chitosan also is a super fiber, it makes you feel full. Thus, you lose your appetite, as well as any cravings for fatty food. Chitosan is also marketed as an anti-tumor pill. It soothes the stomach and helps get rid of ulcers in the lining.
Chitosan has long been a popular diet pill of choice. However, one should also know that it has its own list of side effects. These include flatulence and nausea. You should also drink plenty of water or else you are likely to suffer from constipation. Because of its ability to bind substances, the drawback is that it also binds the nutrients that are healthy for you. It also binds useful vitamins such as A, E, D and K.
Chitosan comes from shellfish - the shells of lobsters, crabs and shrimp. The fiber from these shellfish has what is called polysaccharides, which are the ones responsible for chitosan's marvelous absorbing abilities. A word of caution, though. Those who are allergic to shellfish should beware to avoid taking chitosan in case of an adverse reaction. When, after taking chitosan, you start to itch, have some rashes or have an allergic reaction, call your doctor immediately. Chitosan may also have different effects on different individuals - others reported significant weight loss while others did not.