Health benefit of chitosan
Chitosan reduces the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL)
The chitosan also other properties beneficial to health because it reduces the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise the level of HDL (good cholesterol).
In our population there are often high levels of cholesterol. Epidemiological examinations show that high levels of blood lipids and hypertonia (narrowing of the pulmonary arteries) are the main causes of cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown that chitosan was a substance actually very effective in reducing high levels of cholesterol in the blood.
Chitosan also reduces blood pressure, in fact according to another scientific study has led to the chitosan a consequent reduction in blood pressure in people with a diet rich in salt. This effect is probably due to the fact that chitosan reduces the absorption of chloride in the gastrointestinal tract.
Chitosan is also a good stimulant of liver function and immunity and it regulates the bowel. And finally, the chitosan can control the rate of uric acid, thus limiting the occurrence of gout