Chitosan is often mentioned. Is chitosan a hormone?
Chitosan is not a hormone. It is an alkaline polysaccharide with a variety of active components and beneficial to human body. It is mainly extracted from crustaceans such as shrimp and crab. Because chitosan has certain biodegradability, biocompatibility, no toxicity, bacteriostasis, lipid-lowering and other physiological functions, it is usually used in antibacterial agents, medical fibers, medical dressings, medical absorbable materials, such as burn dressings and wound healing agents.
The manufacturer of golden chitosan said that after the bandage is treated with chitosan, the speed of wound healing can usually be increased by about 75%. Moreover, the absorbable surgical suture made of chitosan has high mechanical strength, can be stored for a long time, and can also be degraded and absorbed by the body tissue, which can reduce the pain of suture removal.
In addition, chitosan can also be used as a drug carrier, which can promote the absorption of drugs in the body and control the dissolution rate of drugs in the body, so as to avoid certain stimulation of drugs to the gastrointestinal tract. Chitosan also has certain moisturizing and bacteriostatic effects. It can also be used for food preservation. When added to cosmetics, it also has a certain moisturizing effect.
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