Natural Chitosan

Natural Chitosan

Name: Chitosan
Other Name: Deacetylchitin
Color: Grey white powder
MOQ: 1Kg
Delivery Time: Within 2~3 working days after you order
Package: 25Kg/Paper drum, 1Kg/Aluminum foil bag
Stock: 700 Kg
Delivery Time: Within 2~3 working days after you order
Applications: Medicine, food, chemical, cosmetic grade.
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Product Introduction

Where Chitosan Come From?

Natural chitosan is a sugar that is obtained from the hard outer skeleton of shellfish, including crab, lobster, and shrimp.

Other NameDeacetylchitin
Molecular Formula(C6H11NO4)N
Molecular Weight161.2
ColorGrey white powder

Medicine, food, chemical, cosmetic grade.

What Relation Between Chitosan and Chitin?

Chitosan is the product of acetylation of chitin. Generally speaking, more than 55% of N-acetyl group can be called chitosan. Or we can say deacetylated chitin is dissolved in one percent acetic acid or one percent hydrochloric acid, this deacetylated chitin is called chitosan. 

Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide composed of β-(1-4)-linked d-glucosamine (deacetylated unit) and N-acetyl-d-glucosamine (acetylated unit). It is useful in a number of commercial and biomedical applications.


Physiological Activity of Chitosan Powder:

●Control Cholesterol:

One of the biggest problems in human health is cholesterol, which causes many serious diseases.Chitosan has two mechanisms for lowering cholesterol.One is to prevent the absorption of fat, and the other is to excrete cholesterol from the human blood. First, chitosan inhibits the activity of lipases that aid in fat absorption.Lipase breaks down fat for the body to absorb.The other one is to excrete cholic acid.Once the cholic acid is excreted, cholesterol in the blood is used to make it.These two mechanisms make chitosan a strong cholesterol scavenger.Chitosan is a natural material with strong anion adsorption and is suitable for lowering cholesterol without any side effects.

●Inhibit Bacterial Activity:

Chitosan is easily soluble in weak acid solvents, especially that dissolved solution contains  (NH2+), which bind to negative electrons to inhibit bacteria.

Chitosan has been widely used in medicine, textile and food because of its effect on bacterial activity.

●Prevention and control hypertension;

●Adsorption and excretion heavy metals;

●Regulate Body Immunity:


Applications of Chitosan Powder:

◆Used in cosmetics field:

Chitosan used for cosmetics has the functions of hygroscopicity, moisturizing, conditioning and bacteriostasis. Suitable for moisturizer, shower gel, facial cleanser, mousse, high-grade cream, emulsion, colloid cosmetics, etc

◆Chitosan and its derivatives have good flocculation and clarification effects. As a clarifying agent for drink, it can make the suspended matter flocculate quickly, precipitate naturally and improve the yield of the original solution. In the extract of Traditional Chinese medicine, chitosan solution is easy to remove macromolecules protein, tannic acid and pectin, and refine effective ingredients of traditional Chinese medicine with high purity. Adsorbability of chitosan has a good effect in water purification.

●Used in agriculture, feed, bait.

Many functions of natural chitosan powder are still in researching. Please give me message if you need want to learn more about that.

Package and Delivery:

★1~10 Kg packaged by foil bag, and carton outside;

★25Kg/paper drum.


★We will delivery within 2~3 working days after you order, and more than 500 Kg, we can discuss the date of delivery.