Many chitosan based products are now available on the market. All of them promise to block fat in order to help weight loss. One of the most popular products available is the Reduce Chitosan, formulated and developed by Performance Biomedical Laboratories (PBL).
What is Reduce Chitosan?
As the name implies, PBL’s Reduce Chitosan contains the ingredient chitosan, which works to bind to some dietary fat and removes it from the body rather than allowing it to be absorbed.
According to some, Reduce Chitosan binds to the intestinal lining where it tightly binds dietary fats and lipids prior to the absorption in the body. As a result, the dietary fat is prevented from entering into the bloodstream because when the dietary fat is bound to the chitosan fiber, it becomes a large mass which cannot be absorbed in the body.
Besides chitosan, PBL’s Reduce contains ample amounts of Vitamin C. Several published reports have shown that chitosan works in concert with Vitamin C. It has even been suggested that the action of thus substance may be improved by as small as an amount of Vitamin C as 10 mg.
Reduce Chitosan also contains an all-natural bean extract that generally inhibits alpha-amylase activity. This prevents the breakdown of dietary starches into glucose, allowing in the end that carb from starch to pass through the system unchanged.
Further claims noted that Reduce Chitosan is a non-stimulant, all-natural nutritional ingredient derived from the white kidney bean. PBL even said that Reduce is by far the first nutritional ingredient that has been clinically and scientifically proven to neutralize starch that is commonly found in your favorite foods like breads, pasta, rice, crackers, corn and potatoes.
How Does Reduce Work?
Your body converts carbs by breaking down the carbohydrate molecule with alpha-amylase, which is an enzyme produced in the pancreas. These calories are either burned off through exercise or stored as fat cells for future use. Unfortunately, this may lead to weight gain as inactivity means that these stored fat cells accumulate.
Chitosan then binds to some of the dietary fat that you consume and removes it from the body rather than allowing it to be absorbed. This can also be used for adding fiber to your diet.
The chitosan ingredient used in PBL’s Reduce Chitosan is said to be unsurpassed in its quality and purity. It goes through a process called deacetylation, which refers to the removal of the acetyl groups. What’s more, Lipase, a digestive enzyme is added to Reduce Chitosan in order to help in emulsifying the fats that you ingest, making it a superior fat absorber. Note that Reduce is also fortified with Calcium as well as Vitamin C.
When Should You Take Reduce?
Recent researches have shown that the best time to take Reduce Chitosan is just before a starch-rich meal along with 8 oz. of water. However, other studies also showed that Reduce Chitosan could still offer some of its starch neutralizing benefits when taken during or just after a starch-rich meal.