Heal Your Gut – with Chitosan

by in Articles, Digestion and Immunity November 5, 2022

Heal your gut - with Chitosan
Feeling and looking great is everyone’s dream. DigestShield® makes that dream easier!

DigestShield® works to make your life better in four big ways.

  1. Serrapeptase and AN-PEP enzymes break down gluten before it can cause any damage to your gut or cause you to have any of the awful symptoms of gluten sensitivity. (1)
  2. General digestive enzymes make sure that you’re getting the best nutrition possible from what you eat and prevent other common dietary irritants like wheat, soy, and dairy from giving you trouble. (2)
  3. Eleven types of probiotics work to heal your gut and crowd out bad bacteria or yeast that you have wreaking havoc in your gut.(3) (4)
  4. Vegetarian chitosan protects you from dangerous proteins found in wheat and it binds up fat in the gut reducing the amount that is absorbed .(5)(6)

Was the second bit of #4 a surprise? Yes. DigestShield® can help you lose weight.

We include a healthy dose of vegetarian-derived, ultra-low molecular weight chitosan in every capsule of DigestShield®. The molecular weight is important because in clinical trials, the lower the molecular weight of the chitosan used, the greater its binding capability. (6-8) The vegetarian chitosan in our formula has the lowest molecular weight of any digestive product on the market at just 3000 Daltons! The chitosan found in typical shrimp or crab shell-derived chitosan, used in glucosamine chondroitin formulas is approximately 300,000 Da.

Studies have shown that chitosan binds to fat in the gut and prevents it from being absorbed as well. This means that you can lose a few pounds just by taking DigestShield® without making any other changes.

Protection from gluten, relief from digestive ills, and a weight loss boost all in one!

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  7. Y, S. (2016). Low molecular weight chitosan inhibits obesity induced by feeding a high-fat diet long-term in mice. – PubMed – NCBI .
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