Chitosan

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How to Use It

Most human research has used 3–6 grams per day with meals.

Where to Find It

Chitosan is extracted from the shells of crustaceans, such as shrimp and crab.

Possible Deficiencies

Chitosan is not an essential nutrient, so deficiencies do not occur.

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