Stacker 3 with Chitosan by Stacker 2! You know how potent Stacker 3 is! Now this powerful energy enhancer and fat burner comes with Chitosan, an ingredient known for its ability to bind fat. Chitosan dramatically decreases the body's absorption of fat, thereby allowing fat calories to pass through your system. (1)
Stacker 3 with Chitosan Ingredient Breakdown
Chromium - 34 mcg
This is Chromium Picolinate, a superior form of Chromium. It is an essential mineral that the body uses to support insulin function. When you eat too many simple (sugary) carbohydrates, you cause insulin to spike. This in turn causes carbohydrates to be stored for energy. That’s great, right? There's one problem. Any excess carbohydrates are stored as body fat.
Caffeine - 250 mg
Caffeine, of course, is the most common energy source in the world. It will dramatically increase energy, alertness, and focus. It will also stimulate thermogenesis for faster fat burning, and improve in-the-gym performance. (1, 2)
Proprietary Blend – 305mg
Green Tea Leaf Extract (With Polyphenols), Taurine, Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Extract, White Willow Bark Extract, Chitosan (Shellfish).
Our unique Blend begins with Green Tea, a potent antioxidant. Next, there’s Taurine, a nonproteinogenic amino acid that supports the body’s use of fat for fuel. Garcinia Cambogia is an effective appetite suppressant. White Willow is a popular extract that supports fat metabolism. That leaves us with Chitosan!
What Does Chitosan Do?
Similar to dietary fiber, Chitosan is non-digestible but still has beneficial effects on your gastrointestinal tract. Chitosan is believed to lower the absorption of bile acids or cholesterol. Both of these benefits lower blood levels of cholesterol. Animal and some human studies have demonstrated this effect. In fact, a preliminary study using human test subjects showed that 3-6 grams per day of Chitosan taken for two weeks led to a significant 6% drop in cholesterol. There was also a 10% increase in HDL (the good ) cholesterol.
Chitosan And Fat Absorption
In animal studies, Chitosan consumed in large amounts with vitamin C reduced dietary fat absorption in animals. The diet used for this study was a high-fat diet. Unfortunately, when given Chitosan, mineral, and fat-soluble vitamin absorption also decreased. As of now, there have been no studies done on absorption using human test subjects.
Chitosan And High Sodium Meals
Animal and early human studies also suggest that Chitosan may prevent the blood pressure-elevating effects of meals containing high amounts of sodium. This might be because Chitosan helps lower the absorption of chloride. One small clinical study using male test subjects showed that men taking 5 grams of Chitosan with a meal showed no elevation in blood pressure. In comparison, the same meal eaten without Chitosan significantly elevated systolic blood pressure.
Chitosan may also have an effect on intestinal bacteria. Another small human study found that taking 3-6 grams per day of Chitosan for two weeks lowered indicators of putrefaction in the intestines. This is a change that might help prevent diseases, such as colon cancer.
Where Is It Found?
Chitosan as a supplement is commonly extracted from the shells of crustaceans, such as shrimp and crab.
Who Might Be Deficient?
Chitosan is not an essential nutrient, so deficiencies do not occur.
What Is The Typical Dose?
Most human research uses 3-6 grams per day with food.
Are There Any Side Effects Or Interactions?
No long-term studies of the effects of Chitosan on human health have been conducted. Animal studies show that mineral and fat-soluble vitamin absorption may be reduced. At the time of writing, there were no well-known drug interactions with Chitosan.
There’s No Need To Wait – You Can Get The Energy And Fat-Burning Power Of Stacker 3 with Chitosan Today!
- Caffeine - Better Health Channel
- Astrup, A, et al; “Caffeine: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of its thermogenic, metabolic, and cardiovascular effects in healthy volunteers”; Am J Clin Nutr; 51(5):759-67; 1990; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2333832