TIENS Chitosan is classified as soluble fibre. Like other soluble natural dietary fibres are important for the functioning of the digestive tract.
Chitosan together with cellulose are the most abundant polysacccharides (complex carbohydrate) on earth. It is made from chitin found in the shells of crustaceans, insects and in the cellular walls of some fungal species. As a natural compound, it is non-toxic and biodegradable, completely safe for the environment. This is why it is becoming widely applied not only in foods supplements, but also in human and veterinary medicine, cosmetology or biotechnology in the broad sense. Nutrition specialists tend to call chitosan the sixth – after proteins, fats, sugars, mineral compounds and vitamins, life-essential element.
TIENS Chitosan is produced from the shells of red leg crabs. It is characterised by a very high – 85% degree of chitin deacetylation. The higher the deacetylation degree of this organic compound, the stronger the biochemical activity of the obtained chitosan. Hence, the formula is remarkably effective.
According to the publication chitosan has a unique structure as it has positively charged amino groups at the same pH as the digestive tract. Amine groups bind to negatively charged molecules such as lipids and bile, preventing them from being absorbed and stored by the body.