LipoSan® Ultra Chitosan attaches to fat in the stomach before it is metabolized. This process prevents some of the fat you eat from being absorbed in the digestive track. laboratory proven to bind 5 to 10 times more fat than regular chitosan.
The basic raw LipoSan Ultra is chitin. Chitin is a natural biopolymer that is commercially harvested from the shell of shrimp, crab and lobster. Chitin is also the commercial raw material that is used to make glucosamine.
In addition to specially processed chitosan, LipoSan Ultra also contains 5% to 10% succinic acid, which is a GRAS food additive. The composition of LipoSan Ultra is the unique invention of Vanson and is covered by US Patent No. 6,130,321.
LipoSan Ultra differs from regular chitosan by means of their patented process, Vanson has been able to substantially decrease the time (approximately 1 minute) that it takes for LipoSan Ultra to dissolve in stomach acid. This compares to over two hours for regular chitosan. This means that you can take LipoSan Ultra when you sit down to eat, not 1 hour before.
LipoSan Ultra is readily available to complex or emulsify dietary fat in the stomach during the course of the entire meal. When the stomach.s contents move to the small intestine, the acid conditions are neutralized and the LipoSan Ultra/Fat emulsion gels. The gel traps the fat, protects it from attack by the enzyme lipase, and prevents it from being absorbed. The trapped, unabsorbed fat is then passed through the bowel with the stool.