MicroChitosan™ contains chitosan oligosaccharides as well as a small amount of chitosan. Chitosan oligosaccharide has a much smaller molecular size than chitosan and can absorb into the bloodstream. Both are derived from chitin, which is found in the exoskeletons of crustaceans such as shrimp, lobster or crab. Chitosan itself is more of a fiber and contributes to detoxification in the GI tract, whereas CO supports detoxification in blood and other tissues.*
In a small clinical trial of people being treated for Borrelia and experiencing Herxheimer’s reactions, MicroChitosan™ improved Herxheimer’s symptoms by the end of one week.* In subjects with pain, 100% reported significant improvement (in half of these, the pain completely resolved), and of those with sleep disturbances, 75% reported sleeping more deeply and waking up more well rested.*
The research on chitosan oligosaccharides is extensive, and shows it has great potential to benefit health. Chitosan oligosaccharides can promote the growth of friendly bifidobacteria and lactobacillus. Unlike fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which promote the growth of only three probiotic strains, chitosan oligosaccharide supports many bifidobacteria and lactobacillus species.
Chitosan oligosaccharide has been shown to protect the liver from damage by carbon tetrachloride in mice, and to protect against mercury toxicity.* It can promote the activity of antioxidant enzymes and help prevent lipid peroxidation, helping to protect mice poisoned with dioxin. It has also shown potential to support microbial balancing and other immune functions.*
In his clinical practice, Dr. Dennis has also discovered that when combined with his Sinus Protocol, the use of oral Chitosan oligosaccharide can help to dissolve fungal polyps in the sinus without further need for surgical interventions in some patients.*
• May support enhanced detoxification of Herxheimer’s reactions*
• Promotes the growth of friendly bifidobacteria and lactobacilli*
• Helps prevent lipid peroxidation, and promotes the activity of antioxidant enzymes*
• Animal research suggests it may potentially have other detoxification activities*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.