Vegetal Chitosan

Unique, patented biopolymer from fungal origin

Why does vegetal chitosan matter?

At KitoZyme, we provide industrial-scale access to ingredients that not only resolve ecological challenges but also offer economic benefits. chitosan is a common name for the polysaccharide N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, is a functional cationic biopolymer widely studied and used across the globe.

Our fungal chitosan stands out when compared to animal-derived chitosan. With a year-round stable supply chain, guaranteed consistent quality, and more stable pricing, we ensure reliability for our customers. What's more, our eco-friendly approach means sustainability is at the core of everything we do. And with no allergens, you can trust in the safety and effectiveness of our products.

KitoZyme vegetal chitosan

Vast potential to strengthen your business

  • Antimicrobial and antifugal properties
  • Immune system activation
  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • Absorption and chelation capacity
  • Mucosa adhesion

Diverse solutions

Consumer health

KitoZyme utilizes patented chitosan from fungi for various health applications, focusing on sustainability and effectiveness. Its key solutions include KiOslim® for managing weight through reduced fat and sugar absorption and KiOnutrime® technology that help lower cholesterol for cardiovascular health and enhance digestive health by supporting gut health. The company continuously invests in research to ensure its healthcare products meet high efficacy and safety standards, driving innovation in the use of chitosan in healthcare.

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Cosmetics & Personal care

Thanks to its film-forming capacity or its antimicrobial function, our fungal chitosan is an innovative alternative to classic chemical agents or animal-derived ingredients. Our KiOsmetine® range aligns with Ecocert/Cosmos standards, ensuring they meet stringent environmental and health criteria.

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KitoGreen®, a powerful activator of natural defense mechanisms against fungal threats such as Botrytis and mildew, while promoting overall plant health and stress tolerance. This sustainable, innovative solution enables farmers to grow healthier, more resistant plants, while reducing the need for chemical pesticides.

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Our KiOfine® brand offers new tools for microbiological control, the reduction of sulfites, anti-oxidation, clarification, fining and chelation of heavy metals.

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Our vegetal chitosan is the first variety to be manufactured from a non-GMO, renewable fungal source on an industrial scale.

Made in Belgium under a strict quality management system ISO 13485 and HACCP, it is the only chitosan to be classified FDA-GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). And its non-allergenic feature means that it can be used or consumed by the widest possible population and many different applications, including for vegan, halal, kosher or gluten-free consumers.

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