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What are the Ingredients in Weight Absorb?


The main and only ingredient of Weight Absorb is CHITOSAN. Chitosan is a carbohydrate polymer that is extracted from the shell of shellfish. The most effective use of chitosan is seen in the areas of controlling obesity and promoting weight loss. Chitosan binds to the lipids in the digestive track to prevent their metabolism which in turn helps in weight loss.

The chitins present in chitosan are positively charged amino polysaccharide molecules that absorb the negatively charged fats and lipids and prevents them from entering the blood stream. This makes it an ideal substitute for quick weight loss.

Chitosan has also been shown to promote overall cardio-vascular health by lowering the levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol and improving the levels of HDL “good” cholesterol in blood. It helps in maintaining the high blood pressure volume and thus curing hypertension.



Researches


Evaluating efficacy of a chitosan product using a double-blinded, placebo-controlled protocol. J Am Coll Nutr. 2006. Health and Medical Research Center, 4940 Broadway, Suite 201, San Antonio, TX To examine the safety and efficacy of a chitosan dietary supplement on body composition under free-living conditions. In a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled dietary intervention protocol, subjects were assigned to a chitosan treatment group, a placebo group (PLA) and a control group (CTL). A total of 150 overweight adults enrolled; 134 (89%) completed the study; 111 (82%) were women who were similarly distributed in the three groups. The chitosan treatment group took six 500 mg chitosan capsules per day and both chitosan treatment and PLA groups wore pedometers during their waking hours and recorded daily step totals. The CTL group followed weight loss programs of their choice, and took the same baseline and ending tests. Outcome measures were Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry tests, fasting blood chemistries, and self-reported daily activity levels and caloric intakes. Compared to the control group, the chitosan treatment group lost more weight and fat mass. Compared to PLA, the chitosan treatment group lost more weight, % fat, fat mass. These data provide evidence for the efficacy of a chitosan compound to facilitate the depletion of excess body fat under free-living conditions with minimal loss of fat-free or lean body mass.


Effect of chitosan in complex management of obesity


Zahorska-Markiewicz B. Katedra Patofizjologii Sl. AM w Katowicach. The aim of the present study was to verify the effect of chitosan as a possible adjuvant in the complex management of obesity. Fifty obese women (22-59 years, BMI > 30) participated in the study. A six months program consisted of 2-hour meetings with a physician, psychologist and dietitian, in a group of about 20 persons, every two weeks. Low calorie diet (1000 kcal/day), physical activity and behaviour modification were recommended. Supplementation with chitosan was evaluated in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. In the chitosan group, participants received ChitininN (Primex Ingredients ASA, Avaldsnes, Norway) i.e. 750 mg pure chitosan per tablet, two tablets three times daily before each main meal. Significantly higher body weight loss was noted in the chitosan-supplemented group (15.9 kg) than in the placebo group (10.9 kg) Also a greater decrease of systolic and diastolic blood pressure was observed in the chitosan group.


Safety aspects and cholesterol-lowering efficacy of chitosan tablets


J Am Coll Nutr. 2008; Tapola NS, Lyyra ML, Kolehmainen RM, Sarkkinen ES, Schauss AG. Oy Foodfiles Ltd, Neulaniementie, Finland. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of two different doses of chitosan on serum fat-soluble vitamin concentrations, cholesterol concentrations, and other safety parameters. A total of 65 men and women consumed 0, 4.5, 6.75 g per day of chitosan or 6.75 g per day glucomannan for eight weeks in a parallel, placebo-controlled, single-blind study. Altogether, 56 participants completed the study. No differences were detected among the treatments in serum vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin E, 25-hydroxyvitamin D), carotenes (alpha- and beta-carotene), clinical chemistry or hematology measurements. The changes in the total and LDL-cholesterol concentrations among the study groups were not statistically significant. In the present study, the consumption of chitosan tablets was found to be safe.