Chitosan, a natural biopolymer derived from chitin, is disrupting the supplement industry due to its unique properties and potential health benefits. The global chitosan market soared past $1 billion in 2022, proving its undeniable impact. Well Shine has pioneered a sustainable and innovative method to produce high-quality mushroom chitosan.

Create Targeted Supplements for:

  • Weight Loss
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Immune support

Differentiate your supplements with Well Shine Biopolymer. Partner with us and capture the rapidly growing chitosan market.

Why Chitosan Supplements?

Chitosan is a versatile cellulose-like biopolymer. Recognized since the 1980s to be non-toxic, biocompatible, and biodegradable, Chitosan is ideal for consumers seeking natural options for health care. Its unique beneficial properties allow for formulations targeted at specific health issues.

Chitosan is a biologically active molecule recognized for its broad range of beneficial properties:

  • Antimicrobial and Antifungal: Chitosan inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi, promoting general health and preventing infections.
  • Antitumor and Anticancer: Preliminary studies indicate chitosan may help suppress tumor growth and lower the risk of certain cancers.
  • Antidiabetic: Chitosan assists in regulating blood sugar, enhancing diabetes management, and potentially preventing the onset of diabetes in prediabetic patients.
  • Antioxidant: By neutralizing free radicals, chitosan combats oxidative stress and enhances overall health.
  • Wound Healing: Chitosan's bioadhesive properties promote faster wound healing and recovery.

Chitosan is currently used for its excellent bioadhesive and antimicrobial properties in these fields of medicine:

  • Wound care: By promoting faster healing and inhibition of bacterial growth, chitosan is helping people survive dangerous wounds every day.
  • Drug delivery: Chitosan enhances the targeted delivery of medications, increasing availability and efficacy.
  • Tissue engineering: The structure of chitosan supports the growth of new, healthy cells and tissues, making it perfect for biomedical applications.

Partner with Well Shine to unlock the potential of mushroom chitosan in your health applications.

The Source of Chitosan

Chitosan originates from chitin, a fibrous compound found primarily in crustaceans' hard outer skeletons and fungi's cell walls. Deacetylation, a process that removes acetyl groups from chitin, produces chitosan ready for supplement use.

Molecular structure of D-glucosamine-basic unit of chitosan

Molecular structure of D-glucosamine - basic unit of chitosan

Why Choose Mushroom Chitosan for Supplements?

Mushroom chitosan originates from mushrooms' cell walls, where chitin and chitosan naturally occur as polysaccharides—complex sugars crucial for cells' structural integrity and bioactivity.

This natural occurrence of chitosan ensures a high-quality, bioactive ingredient ready for supplements.


Sustainable and Safe Extraction

Unlike extracting chitosan from crustacean shells, which requires harsh chemical processes with significant environmental impact, Well Shine's method is environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Mushrooms are cultivated in controlled environments, free from ocean pollutants that often contaminate crustacean sources. This process ensures cleaner, year-round physical consistency and reduces environmental impact.


Superior Quality and Consistency

Mushroom chitosan has higher purity than animal-derived alternatives that contain residual proteins, peptides, and nucleotides. These impurities can affect the consistency and effectiveness of chitosan supplements.

Well Shine's mushroom chitosan offers unmatched consistency in physical and chemical properties. This consistency is crucial for supplements where uniformity ensures superior quality and reliability.


Eco-Friendly and Abundant

Grown in a controlled environment, Mushrooms are less likely to be contaminated by the chemicals or waste frequently found in oceans where crustaceans are harvested.

Well Shine has pioneered mushroom chitosan mass production, making it an ideal choice for eco-conscious brands.

Advantages of Mushroom Chitosan in Supplements


Chitosan for Weight Loss

Clinical Studies Highlighting Chitosan's Effectiveness


Adult Study

  • Design: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial with 96 overweight adults.
  • Outcomes: Significant reductions of up to 3 kg in body weight, a 10.91-fold decrease in BMI and body measurements compared to placebo.


Children Study

  • Design: A 12-week study involving 61 overweight children.
  • Outcomes: Chitosan led to notable decreases in body weight, waist circumference, BMI, total lipids, and fasting blood sugar, attributed to its ability to eliminate fats from the digestive system.



  • Scope: Evaluation of 14 randomized controlled trials on overweight and obese patients.
  • Outcomes: Chitosan showed a consistent weight reduction (-1.01 kg on average) and improvements in blood pressure, with systolic and diastolic reductions of -2.68 mm Hg and -2.14 mm Hg, respectively. These findings suggest chitosan's broader cardiovascular benefits beyond mere weight loss.

Well Shine Biopolymer's Beta-Glucan Benefits

Well Shine biopolymer, rich in beta-glucan (β-glucan),helps to treat obesity and metabolic syndrome in several ways:

  1. Improves Fullness: Beta-glucan forms viscous solutions in the gut, slowing digestion and increasing feelings of fullness, which helps reduce overall calorie intake.
  2. Enhances Insulin Sensitivity: Helps manage blood sugar levels by improving insulin response, which helps prevent and manage metabolic syndrome elements like obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  3. Lowers Cholesterol: Interferes with cholesterol absorption in the gut, reducing harmful cholesterol levels and aiding heart health.
  4. Supports Gut Health: The fermentable nature of beta-glucan feeds healthy gut bacteria, promoting healthy gut microbiota and supporting overall metabolic health.


Cholesterol Management

Chitosan effectively lowers total blood cholesterol levels by binding to cholesterol in the digestive tract. The positively charged amino groups in chitosan attract and attach to negatively charged lipids and bile components, preventing the body from absorbing cholesterol and helping to remove it from the body.

A meta-analysis has shown that chitosan can significantly impact cholesterol levels:

  • LDL (bad) cholesterol reduced by 2.5 units.
  • Triglycerides reduced by 1.2 units.
  • HDL (good) cholesterol modestly increased by 0.15 units.

The Italian Society of Diabetology and the Italian Society for the Study of Arteriosclerosis recommend chitosan for treating high cholesterol in specific cases:

  • People who struggle to increase their dietary fiber intake.
  • Patients with mild cholesterol and low to moderate cardiovascular risk.
  • Those with mild cholesterol and metabolic syndrome.

Well Shine Biopolymer is high in beta-glucan, which has been proven to reduce LDL cholesterol. One meta-analysis study revealed a statistically significant lowering of LDL cholesterol levels after a few weeks of participants following a diet, including daily beta-glucan consumption.

Well Shine's consistent, high-quality fungal chitosan ensures reliable results for consumers aiming to manage their cholesterol and promote overall cardiovascular health.



Chitosan can bind to toxins and heavy metals, helping to remove them from the body.

Chitosan is a powerful detoxifier that can bind to toxins and heavy metals, helping to remove them from the body.

Animal research shows that chitosan can help protect the liver from damage caused by toxins while lowering levels of liver enzymes and oxidative stress markers in the body.

Well Shine Biopolymer is free from pesticides, heavy metals, and ocean pollutants, making it exceptionally safe for detoxification. Its high beta-glucan level supports the body's repair, metabolism, and detoxification processes.


Cardiovascular Health

By reducing cholesterol absorption and potentially lowering blood pressure, Well Shine Biopolymer contributes to improved cardiovascular health, significantly benefiting those at risk of heart disease.

In a clinical study, chitosan oligosaccharides improved lipid profiles, reducing bad cholesterol (LDL-C) and increasing good cholesterol (HDL-C). The study also found that chitosan can boost your body's antioxidant levels, like superoxide dismutase and glutathione. These antioxidants fight against oxidative stress, which is a documented cause of heart disease.


Antimicrobial Properties

The natural antimicrobial properties of chitosan make it effective in inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria. Well Shine Biopolymer is incredibly potent due to its high content of β-glucan, boosting antimicrobial effectiveness and supporting immune responses.

Chitosan can kill microbes by neutralizing negative charges on its microbial surface. It can also act as a prebiotic, promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria while inhibiting pathogenic bacteria.


Wound Healing

Chitosan promotes faster wound healing, and Well Shine Biopolymer, being highly biocompatible and safe for use in the human body, is ideal for enhancing the body's natural healing processes.

Chitosan hydrogels with Aloe vera (AV) and Calendula officinalis (CS) extracts boost wound healing in both diabetic and non-diabetic cases. The Chitosan + AV treatment was especially effective for diabetic wounds, reducing wound size by 29% in one day. These hydrogels reduce inflammation, speed up tissue repair, and increase collagen production.


Bone Health

Chitosan supports calcium deposition in bone tissue, enhancing bone strength and durability. The World Health Organization reports almost 20% of the world population has osteoporosis or osteopenia, making chitosan valuable for maintaining bone health around the globe.

Chitosan Formulations for Your Supplements

Chitosan can improve drug delivery due to its biocompatibility, biodegradability, and ability to facilitate controlled and sustained release of drugs.

Well Shine Biopolymer can be seamlessly integrated into various supplement formulations to cater to diverse customer preferences:

  • Tablets and Capsules: Combine with other active ingredients to target weight management, cholesterol reduction, and immune support.
  • Powders: Easily mix chitosan powder into shakes, smoothies, or foods, making it ideal for weight management supplements.
  • Chewables: Great for those who prefer not to swallow pills, broadening its appeal to include children.
  • Effervescent Tablets: These fast-dissolving tablets create a fizzy beverage for quick absorption, appealing to users seeking immediate results.
  • Liquid Formulations: Liquid chitosan is easy to consume and works well in supplements designed for digestive health.
  • Encapsulated Forms: Encapsulation allows combining chitosan with other nutrients, optimizing its cholesterol-binding and fat-blocking effects with a targeted release in the digestive tract.
  • Coated Forms: These pills are designed to withstand stomach acid, ensuring drug release in the intestine where its effectiveness is maximized, ideal for sustained nutrient release and long-term health benefits.
  • Functional Foods: Chitosan can be integrated into yogurts, bars, and baked goods, supporting a health-focused dietary routine.
  • Gels and Pastes: While typically used in medical applications for wound care, chitosan gels, and pastes can enhance cosmetic supplements for skin health.

Well Shine Biopolymer: Mushroom Chitosan for Supplement Manufacturers


Sustainable & Eco-Friendly

Because reduced chemicals are used in the extraction process, Mushroom Chitosan minimizes environmental impact and offers a green alternative to crustacean-derived chitosan.


Consistent Quality

Grown in controlled environments to minimize seasonal variability. Each batch is fully traceable. Our patented technology ensures consistent physical and chemical properties for superior biocompatibility.



Mushroom chitosan is safer for supplements as it's free from shrimp or crab proteins that can trigger allergic reactions.



It's entirely plant-based, perfect for vegan and vegetarian formulations, allowing you to cater to a broader consumer base and increase your market potential.


Vertical Integration & Streamlined Regulatory Compliance

Partnering with us ensures access to our mushroom cultivation and chitosan extraction expertise, facilitating collaborative product development. Our strict quality control simplifies your regulatory compliance processes.


Packed with Potency

Derived from medicinal mushrooms, our chitosan is rich in beneficial compounds like β-glucan. It boosts immune responses, enhances antimicrobial effectiveness, and supports wellness, making it a powerhouse ingredient for supplements aimed at immune support and overall health.


Customizable for Your Needs

Mushroom chitosan has high purity and defined physicochemical properties. Our technology allows you to customize chitosan properties, such as molecular weight and deacetylation levels, to meet specific needs. Optimize your supplements for targeted delivery and maximum efficacy.

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