Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chitosan Oligosaccharide?

It is a Functional Food that is derived from the shells of shellfish. A functional food must have a minimum of two (2) of the following five (5) functions: fortification of immunity, the prevention of aging, the prevention of illness, and the recovery from illness and aid in controlling biorhythm. Research indicates that Chitosan Oligosaccharide contains all five (5) functions making it a Super Functional Food.

How is it made?

Chitosan Oligosaccharide is derived from a substance called Chitin (ki-tin). It takes approximately eight (8) pounds of shell to make one (1) pound of Chitin. Crushing the shell into a powder and then extracting the minerals and protein does this.

What is the difference between Chitin, Chitosan and Oligosaccharide?

Chitin is a polysaccharide that has a molecular length of approximately 5000 Molecules. If this chain is "cut" to approximately 500 molecules you have Chitosan. Due to their molecular size, it is difficult for Chitin and Chitosan to be absorbed by the body. However, it is a great source of fiber and aids the digestive system. Oligosaccharide has an approximate molecular length of only five (5) molecules and is easily absorbed by the body. Chitosan has an added benefit of a positive charge enabling it to "grab" toxins. So, the power of Chitosan Oligosaccharide is its ability to be absorbed by the body and more effectively "grab" and remove toxins.

How does it help the body?

Unlike a medicine, Chitosan Oligosaccharide does not target a particular part of the body. Instead, it acts as an Adaptogen, which adjusts the whole body. There are more than 60 trillion cells in the human body. Chitosan Oligosaccharide activates the natural healing process. In essence, it is not what Chitosan Oligosaccharide does but what it allows your body to do, naturally.

Is it safe?

Research has been ongoing for over twenty year’s (20) in nineteen (19) countries including: Japan, The United States, Russia and France. In 1994 Japan’s Ministry of Health declared Chitosan Oligosaccharide a Functional Food. Current applications include Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics, Surgical Sutures, Wound & Burn Dressings and Beverage Purification. Is it any wonder that millions of people use this amazing substance on a daily basis!

What Makes Chit-O-Power different?

Quality, value and results are what sets Chit-O-Power apart from similar products worldwide. Chit-O-Power contains no unnecessary fillers or additives. The body receives only what it needs most, Chitosan Oligosaccharide, to naturally enhance the immune system. Packaged in a convenient two-piece capsule, Chit-O-Power, absorbs quickly and more completely. Affordably priced, Chit-O-Power makes available to everyone the ultimate health builder from the sea.


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