Outstanding Properties of HD1P Chitosan
Super fast binding of fats as well as 3 times higher oil binding capacity than the normal chitosan make HD1P one of the best chitosan available for Reducing Fat Absorption.
Binds to Bile Acid & Reduces Choltsterol – Chitosan will further reduce fat absorption by disabling bile acids which would normally function to absorb fats. Bile is made from cholesterol by the liver. When it is bound to HD1P it cannot be reused by the body. This means that your body will use up more cholesterol to make more bile acid.
As HD1P has Very Mild Taste compared to other high performance chitosans it can be incorporated into other products much more easily. For example in chewing gum, bakery, beverages, etc.
Another great property of HD1P is that it is a Ultra High Density (>0.8 g/ml) which means more space left so you can add more of your favourite actives into capsules/tablets than ever possible with other chitosans. It is a Free Flowing Powder, easier to mix, process and package.
HD1P fat binding
As it is difficult to see the HD1P Entrapment of fats. A fluorescent dye FITC is linked with HD1P molecular structure to demonstrate its powerful fat binding properties. Oil is then added and mixed slowly to simulate stomach environment. This mixture is then sent for Fluorescent Microscopy to capture a clear image.
Fluorescent Dye FITC
Chitosan / Fat Emulsion in Gastric Conditions
Fluorescent Microscopy of HD1P Chitosan Entrapping Fat
The average Oil in-take per meal is 20-30g . For this test we used vegetable oil to represent majority of food in Asia. At 40g of oil per meal (in-take of people with weight problems), the binding capacity of HD1P out performs regular High Density Chitosan by more than 2 times! Entrapping up to 28g of oil in a heavy meal when compared to 12g oil entrapment in regular HD Chitosan.
HD1P has very high oil binding rate right from the start. It will immediately entrap ingested oils and liquids which tends to pass from the stomach much faster than other ingested foods even though eaten at the same time. Majority of food which are liquid will pass to small intestine within 30 minutes where they are absorbed. This makes initial entrapment extremely important.