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PROCESSED FORM OF CHITIN
Chitosan is also commonly known as Chitin. Chitin is a cellulose-like biopolymer, a sugar, found mainly in the exoskeleton (hard outer shell) of marine animals such as shrimp, crabs, or lobsters. Chitin can also be found in mushrooms and yeasts. Chitosan is a chemically processed form of Chitin. Shrimp and other crustacean shells are treated with the alkali sodium hydroxide to make Chitosan. "Squid pens," waste shell by-products of squid processing, are a renewable and inexpensive source of Chitosan.
CHITOSAN USES, HEALTH BENEFITS, & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
TRADITIONAL & ETHNOBOTANICAL USES
Chitosan has a number of commerical and possible biomedical uses.
Chitosan has been used in water purification plants to absorb greases, oils, metals, and toxic substances. Chitosan has been used in the cosmetic and fabric industry. Chitosan can be used in agriculture as a seed treatment and biopesticide, helping plants to fight off fungal infections. In winemaking, it can be used as a fining agent, also helping to prevent spoilage. In industry, it can be used in a self-healing polyurethane paint coating that heals its own scratches when exposed to sunlight.
HEALTH-RELATED GENERAL USES
WEIGHT LOSS & CHOLESTEROL
Chitosan is used to treat obesity, high cholesterol, and Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is an intestinal disorder. Early research shows that taking a combination of chitosan and ascorbic acid by mouth might help people with Crohn's disease. It is also used to treat complications that kidney failure patients on dialysis often face, including high cholesterol, "tired blood" (anemia), loss of strength and appetite, and trouble sleeping (insomnia). Some research suggests that taking chitosan by mouth may reduce high cholesterol, help to correct anemia, and improve physical strength, appetite, and sleep in people with kidney failure who are receiving long-term hemodialysis. There is some evidence of the effect of Chitosan on lowering cholesterol and body weight when used as a dietary supplement to block absorption of dietary fat and cholesterol.
- High Cholesterol. There is conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of chitosan for lowering cholesterol. Some research shows that taking chitosan does not seem to significantly decrease total cholesterol or "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in people with high cholesterol. However, other research shows that chitosan seems to lower cholesterol in people with or without high cholesterol. Also, some combination products containing chitosan also seem to reduce cholesterol levels in obese people with or without high cholesterol. Those combination products include: a supplement containing chitosan, garcinia, and chromium and another supplement containing chitosan, guar meal, ascorbic acid, and other micronutrients.
- Weight Loss. There is conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of chitosan for weight loss. Some research suggests that combining chitosan with a calorie-restricted diet might result in a small amount of weight loss. But taking chitosan, without cutting calories, does not seem to cause weight loss. Many studies on chitosan have design flaws that make their results questionable. When only the higher quality studies are analyzed, the effect of chitosan on weight loss is minimal, only about 0.5 kg (about 1.1 pounds) when taken for 1 to 6 months. This may not make much difference to health.
Other uses of Chitosan that have been researched include the use as a dietary fiber. As a soluble dietary fiber, it may increase gastrointestinal lumen viscosity and retard emptying of the stomach, creating a sense of satiety. It alters bile acid composition, increasing the excretion of sterols and reducing the digestibility of ileal fats. It is unclear how Chitosan does this, but the currently favored hypotheses involve the increase of intestinal viscosity or bile acid-binding capacity. Chitosan is relatively insoluble in water, but can be dissolved by dilute acids, which would make it a highly-fiscous dietary fiber. Such fibers might inhibit the uptake of dietary lipids by increasing the thickness of the boundary layer of the intestinal lumen, which has been observed in animal experiments. Having very few acetyl groups, chitosan contains cationic groups. This may cause chitosan to have bile acid-binding capacity, which causes mixed micelles to be entrapped or disintegrated in the duodenum and ileum. This would interrupt bile acid circulation, causing reduced lipid absorption and increased sterol excretion.
BLEEDING & FIRST AID TREATED BANDAGES
In medicine, it may be useful in bandages to reduce bleeding and as a antibacterial agent. Chitosan dressings are sometimes used in emergency rooms to control bleeding. Chitosan's properties allow it to rapidly clot blood, quickly stop bleeding and to reduce blood loss. It and has been approved for use in bandages and other hemostatic agents in the US and Europe. Both the US and UK have already used the bandages on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Chitosan is hypoallergenic and has natural antibacterial properties, which further support its use in field bandages.
Various Chitosan Bandages and Wound Dressings for use in an emergency to stop bleeding until medical help is available. Pads and Gauze wrap is available in different sizes to fit the wound size.
Applying a Chitosan Bandage and Wound Dressing to a bleeding wound. Make sure the bandage is large enough to cover the entire wound for best results.
Apply firm pressure to the side of the Chitosan Bandage labeled "This Side Up" Place a folded gauze square on top of the Chitosan Bandage to help ensure uniform pressure and to increase effectiveness of blood flow control.
These specialty bandages are super easy to apply, easy to use, and could possibly save your life. If this technology was around in the civil war it would have saved nearly 460,000 soldiers. These are extreme days we live in and the next disaster could strike any time. These bandages can replace sutures if a hospital is not around. They can stop bleeding until proper medical care is available to care for the wound. Hemophiliacs can use these bandages to easily stop external bleeds.
Chitosan Is a positively charged polysaccharide that attracts blood cells which are negatively charged. This attraction causes an extreme adherence when in contact with blood. The red blood cells form a very tight coherent seal over the wound as they are drawn into the bandage.
If you suffer from hemophilia or other clotting problems (such as taking anticoagulant medications) and you have an accident, you can use these bandages to stop bleeding quickly. These bandages can be useful in many situations such as sports, hiking, biking, construction worksite, home or traveling accidents, or any other dangerous activity. See Make Your Own Chitosan Wound Dressings.
Wrap the Chitosan Bandage with gauze to keep continous bandage pressure on the wound until medical help is obtained. Do not leave Chitosan bandage on wound any longer that 2 hours.
To remove the Chitosan bandage, pour water over the bandage, allowing it to soak up the water, breaking the bond between the wound and the bandage. Do not try to remove the bandage without water. It will be stuck to the wound and will be very painful for the patient. As the bandage releases its bonds, gently pull it up away from the wound using forceps or tweezers. Continue to pour water on any area that is still attached until it releases.
Completely remove the bandage away from the wound and continue to apply first aid as needed. Apply and dressing needed and wrap wound gently with clean sterile gauze to cover. Seek out medical assistance as soon as possible for evaluation and further treatment.
MAKING YOUR OWN CHITOSAN WOUND DRESSINGS
Gauze Pads (Size Needed) Vinegar (4% Acidity) Small Containers such as Rubbermaid Chitosan Capsules or Powder Dry Ice (3 to 5 pounds, depending on number of bandages) Small Cooler or Medium Plastic Container Food Plastic Wrap Cookie Cooling Rack Cookie Sheet Pan Latex Gloves Dust Mask Heavy Leather Work Gloves Deep Freezer Needle Nose Pliers or Surgical Forceps Drill or Sharp Knife Hammer
CHITOSAN EXTRACTION & PREPARATION
Make sure your workbench has been cleaned and sterilized. Spray your bench with a cleaning solution (a 10 percent bleach solution works well - its what we used in the lab to destroy viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis - It is made with 1 part bleach to 9 parts water). You want to keep contamination issues to a minimum.
Put on a pair of latex medical gloves and your dust mask. The dust mask is important to keep particles of chitosan out of your nasal cavity as it can cause you to hve increased sinus pressure.
If using Chitosan capsules, remove the powder from the capsule by gently grasping the gel capsule and giving it a quarter twist to the small end cap. Gently pull apart the capsule and empty the contents into your storage container. It will take about 35 capsules to cover 15 to 20 1-inch square gauze pads. You can do more or less depending upon your need. If using powder, simply pour it into the storage container.
CHITOSAN COATING ON GAUZE
Pour vinegar into a small container. Place gauze pads in the vinegar. The pads will sink to the bottom when they are fully soaked. With pliers or surgical forceps grasp a single gauze pad and place it into your chitosan powder. Gently shake the chitosan container side to side to fully cover the bandage. Let the bandage soak in the chitosan for 30 seconds.
Double dip the gauze and repeat this process one more time by dipping the powdered gauze into the vinegar and then back into the Chitosan powder. A quick dip in the chitosan is all that is necessary for the second dip.
After you have completed coating the pad, place it on your cooling rack. Have a cooking or baking sheet or tray below to catch any excess powder or vinegar droppings.
FREEZING THE CHITOSAN GAUZE PADS
The gauze bandages must be frozen prior to sublimation. Place the cooling tray and baking sheet on the top rack of your deep freezer near the cooling element. If you have a deep freezer that lays on the ground make a space near the cooling element and close to the bottom for the quickest freezing time. If you do not have a deep freezer you can use a regular refrigerator freezer, but it will take more time to freeze.
Wait until the bandages are frozen. This may take 1.5 to 2 days, or longer, depending on your freezer. When the bandages are frozen, they will be able to hold a firm shape.
LYOPHILIZATION (FREEZE DRYING)
You can purchase dry ice at grocery and convenience stores, or an Ice Supply warehouse (which may have a minimum purchasing requirement). You will want to obtain about 3 to 5 pounds of dry ice. Shop around and see what is available in your area.
Always wear heavy gloves when working with Dry Ice. Dry ice is is approximately -100°F (that is 100 degrees below zero). It will cause freezing burns if you handle it with bare hands.
Crush the dry ice by covering it with a hand towel and whack it with a hammer to break it up into small pieces. This can be done in the kitchen sink or a large metal pan. Place piece into a medium sized plastic container with a prepared lid. To prepare the lid, drill holes at the highest point of the lid to allow oxygen and water vapor to escape.
Place the Chitosan bandages on top of the dry ice. You may notice a small amount of fog coming from the bandages. This is normal. Do NOT pour water into any of the dry ice filled containers. You will disrupt the speed of lyophilization. (if not ruin the process). Cover with a lid and wait. To fully lyophilize the bandages, the dry ice will have to fully dissolve. This process may take approximately one day for 3 pounds of ice, depending on environmental temperature.
The CO2 from the dry ice acts like a pump to remove all water from the air surrounding the material. If the water vapor decreases the bandage becomes dry while maintaining its chitosan constitution. So, as long as any dry ice remains, it will continue to freeze the water out and the bandage will become lyophilized. The bandages are done when the dry ice has dissolved. The bandages will be mildly malleable.
After all the dry ice has evaporated you will be able to collect your bandages for sterile packaging. Remember to wear latex gloves for the removal of the bandages. The chitosan bandages will naturally kill bacteria but try to keep them sterile.
COMPLETION & PACKAGING
The bandages will be dry to the touch and malleable when complete.
To package you can use practically any method. The perimeters are that the bandages must be kept in a moisture/air free environment. This method is a makeshift saran wrap version. Simply roll out approximately 1 foot of plastic food wrap and place your bandage near but not on the corner. Fold in corners one side at a time (like wrapping a sandwich). Press firmly to release all air every time a fold is made.
Using sealable sandwich bags can be a choice, making sure all air is squeezed out before ziplocking the bag. Another choice can be using a bag sealer that vacuums out all air and then seals it. Go with what you have on hand. Store in a cold, moisture-free environment until needed.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Never use these bandages on anyone without their permission. Simply place the bandage onto the bleeding wound, applying firm pressure and watch it work. If needed, wrap it with gauze until medical help can be obtained. It should clot within minutes. Do not leave on more than 2 hours.
To remove the bandage simply pour water in and around the bandage. The water will break the bond and release the bandage. It will not hurt the patient or victim to apply the bandage but it WILL hurt if you yank the bandage off without applying water.
Always seek medical help as soon as possible with any type of bleeding wound for assessment and treatment and to prevent or minimize infection possibilities. Use homemade Chitosan bandages at your own risk.
PLASTIC SURGERY APPLICATIONS
In an effort to help "donor tissue" rebuild itself, plastic surgeons sometimes apply Chitosan directly to places from which they have taken tissue to be used elsewhere. Some research suggests that applying N-carboxybutyl chitosan directly to the affected area seems to help wound healing and reduce scar formation after plastic surgery. Early research suggests that applying chitosan to skin grafts might improve wound healing and help nerves regrow.
In pharmaceutical manufacturing, Chitosan is used as a filler in tablets; as a carrier in controlled-release drugs; to improve the way certain drugs dissolve; and to mask bitter tastes in solutions taken by mouth.
DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS
Chitosan has been used in various drug delivery systems. It can be used to help deliver drugs through the skin. Chitosan's properties also allow it to be used in transdermal drug delivery; it is mucoadhesive in nature, reactive (so it can be produced in many different forms), and most importantly, has a positive charge under acidic conditions. This positive charge comes from protonation of its free amino groups. Lack of a positive charge means chitosan is insoluble in neutral and basic environments. However, in acidic environments, protonation of the amino groups leads to an increase in solubility. The implications of this are very important to biomedical applications. This molecule will maintain its structure in a neutral environment, but will solubilize and degrade in an acidic environment. This means chitosan can be used to transport a drug to an acidic environment, where the chitosan packaging will then degrade, releasing the drug to the desired environment. One example of this drug delivery has been the transport of insulin.
Antimicrobial and other effects are being evaluated for use in dentistry. Some people apply Chitosan directly to their gums to treat inflammation that can lead to tooth loss (periodontitis), or chew gum that contains Chitosan to prevent cavities (dental caries). Some research suggests that applying Chitosan ascorbate directly to the gums seems to help in the treatment of peridontitis. There is some evidence that a chewing gum containing chitosan or using a mouthwash containing chitosan can decrease the number of cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth. However, there is no reliable evidence that these products actually prevent cavities. Early research suggests that rinsing with a chitosan mouth wash for 2 weeks reduces formation of plaque.
CHITOSAN DOSAGE INFORMATION
Chitosan has been administered at wide-ranging doses in clinical studies. In studies evaluating weight loss, 2.4 grams per day is commonly used.
Chitosan, taken by mouth, for reducing high cholesterol and improving anemia, physical strength, appetite, and sleep in people with renal failure who are undergoing hemodialysis is 1.35 grams of Chitosan three times daily.
CHITOSAN SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS
Chitosan is possibly safe for most people when taken by mouth for up to six months or when applied to the skin. When taken by mouth, Chitosan might cause mild stomach upset, constipation, or gas.
No contraindications are well established. Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with Chitosan. Warfarin is a blood thinner. There is some concern that taking chitosan might increase the blood thinning effects of warfarin (Coumadin). Taking chitosan with warfarin (Coumadin) could increase the chance of bruising or bleeding. If you take warfarin, avoid taking chitosan.
Information regarding safety and efficacy of taking Chitosan by mouth in pregnancy and lactation is lacking. To be on the safe side, it is recommended to avoid use of chitosan during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
The potential for allergy exists in individuals allergic to shellfish. However, people who are allergic to shellfish are allergic to the meat, not the shell. Some experts believe that Chitosan may not be a problem for people with shellfish allergy.
Clinical trials report few adverse events or side effects when taking Chitosan by mouth. It is generally limited to flatulence and constipation.
Chitosan's toxicity profile is relatively low. Given its low potential for toxicity and abundance in the natural environment, chitosan does not harm people, pets, wildlife, or the environment when used according to label directions. The US Forest Service tested chitosan as an ecofriendly biopesticide to prearm pine trees to defend themselves against mountain pine beetles.
CHITOSAN SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
QUALITY SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS
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CHITOSAN SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Chitosan, a fiber derived from chitin in shell-fish, is a nondigestible aminopolysaccharide. Chitosan is synthesized by removing acetyl groups from chitin, through a process called deacetylation. This process enhances the activity of chitosan by improving its solubility in the acidic environment of the stomach. Although the mechanism by which chitosan works is still being researched, animal studies have shown that chitosan binds with bile salts in the digestive tract, reduces the absorption of certain dietary fats (like cholesterol and oleic acid), and plays a role in maintaining healthy serum cholesterol levels in laboratory animals. (Results of animal studies may not extrapolate to humans.) When taken in conjunction with the Maximum Metabolism Weight Loss Plan, body fat may be reduced. Hypoallergenic: Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, corn, soy, or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance. Store in a cool dry place. Two capsules 1/2 hour before lunch and two capsules 1/2 hour before dinner with 8 ounces of liquid. Drink at least 8 glasses of fluid daily. For best results, take this product in conjunction with the enclosed Maximum Metabolism Weight Loss Plan and a multiple vitamin such as Source Naturals Life Force. Warning: If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to shellfish or taking any medication, consult your health care professional before using this product. Fat soluble vitamins (A, E, D or K) essential fatty acids or medications should be taken 4 hours before or after ingesting chitosan to ensure absorption. Take this product with large amounts of fluid. If you do not drink enough liquid, the product may cause constipation. Discontinue use if intestinal discomfort or constipation occurs. Do not use if either tamper evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
HerbsPro: Nanotek Chitosan, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 60 Caps (75154)
HerbsPro: Diet Chitosan, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 60 Caps (6762)
HerbsPro: Super Chitosan, NaturalMax, 900 mg, 60 Caps (89739)
HerbsPro: Chitosan, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 90 Caps (46010)
HerbsPro: Fat Blocker With Chitosan, Only Natural, 90 Tabs (50712)
HerbsPro: Chitosan, NaturalMax, 500 mg, 90 Caps (90041)
HerbsPro: Fblock With Chitosan, Fat Trimming Diet Formula, Absolute Nutrition, 500 mg, 90 Caps
A dietary supplement designed to absorb fat from the foods you eat. A fat trimming diet formula.
HerbsPro: Liposan Ultra Chitosan, Life Time Nutritional Specialties, 1000 mg, 90 Tabs (89480)
HerbsPro: Chitosan, Natural Balance, 120 Caps (89726)
HerbsPro: Diet Chitosan With Plan, Source Naturals, 250 mg, 120 Caps (31681)
HerbsPro: Diet Chitosan, Source Naturals, 250 mg, 120 Caps
HerbsPro: Diet Chitosan, Source Naturals, 250 mg, 240 Caps
HerbsPro: Chitosan, Universal Nutrition, 500 mg, 60 Caps
Dietary supplement as a balanced nutritional, fat blocking formula to help maintain healthy cholesterol. Incredients include Chitosan, Psyllium and Oatbran.
HerbsPro: Chitosan With Chromium, Now Foods, 500 mg, 120 Caps (67935)
HerbsPro: Diet Chitosan, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 120 Caps (6763)
HerbsPro: Super Chitosan, NaturalMax, 900 mg, 120 Caps (89740)
HerbsPro: Diet Chitosan, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 240 Tabs (6764)
HerbsPro: Chitosan With Chromium, Now Foods, 500 mg, 240 Caps (67934)
HerbsPro: Chitosan, Universal Nutrition, 1300 mg, 120 Caps
With its ability to bind to fats in the body's GI system, Chitosan Plus can act as an effective fat blocker "or fat trapper" and prevent dietary fats from being absorbed by your body.
Kalyx: Chitosan Plus, Universal Nutrition, 500 mg, 60 Caps: HF
Kalyx: Chitosan, Nutricology, 90 VCaps: N
Only Natural Chitosan Fat Blocker, Only Natural, 1075 mg, 90 Tabs: HF
Kalyx: Chitosan Plus, Universal Nutrition, 1300 mg, 120 Caps: HF
Kalyx: Chitosan Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
Kalyx: Chitosan Powder 50% Deacetylated Chitin (DAC), Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
Kalyx: Chitosan 80% Deacetylated Chitin (DAC) Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
Kalyx: Chitosan Powder 90% Deacetylated Chitin (DAC), Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
Amazon: Chitosan Supplement Products
Amazon: Mystic Moments Chitosan Powder, 100 Grams
Chitosan powder is an all-natural fiber that comes from the ocean. It is a natural product derived from chitin, a polysaccharide. Also known as deep sea squid extract, chitosan is similar to that of cellulose in plant fiber. Specification: chitosan powder 90% d.a.c.(bulk density is 0.3).
Amazon: QuikClot Advanced Clotting Sponge, 1.75 oz (50 grams)
Quikclot is a chemically inert material that speeds coagulation of blood, resulting in a stable clot that stops bleeding. The quikclot zeolite beads are contained in a sterile, non-adherent mesh bag so that it can be easily applied by anyone and also easily and cleanly removed from the wound by professional medical providers. Quikclot is safe to use and is a low heat formula that will not burn the skin. Leave quikclot in place until more advanced medical help arrives. Each package contains one 5 x 5-inch (50 g) bag of quikclot.
Amazon: QuikClot Sport, Advanced Clotting Sponge 25 Grams
QuikClot Sportbrand hemostatic agent is based on the same QuikClot brand hemostatic agent used by the US military, federal agencies, EMS, police and fire departments everywhere. Where ever there is blood, QuikClot brand hemostatic agents are saving lives. Whether you choose the original QuikClot Sport formula, or the QuikClot Sport Silver with antimicrobial properties, you can be certain that you have the most widely used and effective "Over the Counter" hemostatic agent available. Remove the QuikClot Sport from the package, apply to the wound using pressure and stop the bleeding fast. QuikClot Sport is ideal for schools, individual and team sports, wilderness medicine and even home use. This product is the perfect size for scalp lacerations or bleeding where a bandage is not enough. Every home first aid kit and sports athletic trainer's first aid kit should contain QuikClot Sportbrand hemostatic.
Amazon: Ever Ready First Aid Israeli Bandage Battle Dressing First Aid Compression Bandage, 6 Inch, 5 Ounce
The israeli bandage is an innovative, combat proven first-aid device for the staunching of blood flow from traumatic hemorrhage wounds in pre-hospital emergency situations. This 6-inch wide, all-in-one device consolidates multiple first-aid devices such as a primary dressing, pressure applicator, secondary dressing, and a foolproof closure apparatus to secure the bandage in place. This internationally patented and FDA approved bandage is the ideal solution for emergency treatment when every second counts. The emergency bandage is designed for quick and easy application by professional and non-professional caregivers to provide effective, multi-functional treatment. The emergency bandage's sterile, non-adherent pad applies pressure to any site, can be easily wrapped and secured, and has an additional application, similar to a tourniquet, to further constrict blood-flow. The product is so easy to use that even an injured person can self-apply the bandage with one hand. Benefits: immediate direct pressure quick and easy self-application consolidation into a single unit: primary dressing pressure applicator secondary dressing closure bar significant time, space, and cost savings secure, water-resistant closure bar x-ray friendly versatile. This all-in-one bandage consolidates multiple first-aid devices such as a primary dressing, pressure applicator, secondary dressing, and a foolproof closure apparatus to secure the bandage in place. This model includes a sliding/mobile pad for coverage of entry and exit wounds.
Amazon: AllaQuix Professional-Grade First-Aid Stop Bleeding Pad (1-inch square), Hemostatic Gauze (Blood Clotting Bandage)
AllaQuix is a patented, high-tech gauze pad made of chitosan, which has been used and proven by medical professionals and the US Military to stop bleeding fast. AllaQuix is a sterile, topical, active hemostatic, wound dressing designed to stop bleeding fast. FDA CLEARED - Reviewed and cleared by FDA for OTC use in the management of minor topical bleeding wounds such as minor abrasions and minor skin lacerations. Chitosan has been used by the U.S. Military in combat to stop bleeding fast. AllaQuix is designed to work for all people who have trouble stopping bleeding, even people with bleeding and clotting disorders, and people on blood thinners or anticoagulation therapy. AllaQuix works independent of the clotting cascade - which means AllaQuix will work whether the body is able to clot blood on its own or not. The chitosan fibers in AllaQuix have a positive charge. Red blood cells have a negative charge. Once the AllaQuix pad is on the wound, the chitosan fibers in AllaQuix attract red blood cells. When the red blood cells bind to the AllaQuix pad, a seal over the wound is created to stop bleeding. AllaQuix is an essential and necessary part of every first-aid kit and emergency trauma kit. Keep AllaQuix in the Shaving Kit, Toolbox, Fishing Tackle Box, Garden Shed, Kitchen, Workshop, Gym Bag, Shop Floor or Plant First-Aid Kit, Travel Bag, Glove Box, Backpack, RV or Camper, Golf Bag. There are no known contraindications, so AllaQuix can be used by everyone. AllaQuix can be used for all ages. AllaQuix is made from chitosan, which is derived from shellfish. Individuals with known shellfish allergies should use caution in the use of any product containing chitosan. There have been no known allergic reactions or adverse events reported as a result of using AllaQuix hemostatic pads since distribution began.
Amazon: HemCon ChitoGauze Z-Folded 3-inch x 4-yards
Stops bleeding fast and effectively. Saves lives. Reduces care and time needed to manage patient. Controls blood loss and provides critical time to administer care. Reduces need for costly transfusions. Flexible design, conformable to varying tissue surfaces. Provides flexibility at the point of care. Ideal for a variety of applications and wound surfaces. Z-folded configuration. Easy handling and rapid application in emergency situations. No delay in identifying where dressing starts. Antibacterial Properties. Effective against a wide range of microorganisms (including MRSA, VRE, Acinetobacter Baumannii). X-Ray Detectable. Localized solution. Works independently of the clotting cascade. Safe for use. Contains no pro-clotting agents. Sterile, latex free, non-exothermic (non-heat producing). Will not cause additional tissue damage. Simple application. Minimal training required. Apply pressure until bleeding is controlled. Removal is easy and atraumatic removal. No debridement necessary. The natural, unique characteristics of chitosan and HemCon's proprietary manufacturing process, together create ChitoGauze which slows the blood movement through the dressing, offering a local hemostatic solution. The chitosan in ChitoGauze binds red blood cells and platelets on the dressing's surface which provides localized clotting independently from the normal clotting cascade. Dimensions: 3-inches x 4 yards.
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