Lipiban is a food supplement for the Metabolisc System health. Find out details about its clinical studies, patenting, pubblications and production.

Lipiban is a patented food supplement based on a combination of Polyglucosamine and Vitamin C.

Lipiban is available in tablets, it is recommended to take two tablets half an hour before main meals.

Claim and Safety

It contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress thanks to the presence of Vitamin C.*

*EFSA Claim as defined by the EU Regulation 1924/2006

The product is safe and conforms to Directive 2002/46/EC.

The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep away from children below 3 years old.

Scientific Background

Polyglucosamine, also named chitosan, is a polyaminosaccharide derived from chitin, a component of the exoskeleton of crustaceans.

Due to the presence of multiple amino groups, polyglucosamine, when dissolved in aqueous acidic media, shows a high positive charge on its surface that allows it to adhere to or to aggregate with negatively charged molecules; this can be exploited in a variety of processes.

In the acidic environment of the stomach (pH ≈ 2) polyglucosamine swells and forms a positively charged gel. The gel attracts negatively charged molecules such as lipids, fatty acids and their oxidized forms. Once in the small intestine (pH ≈ 7-8) these complexes solidify and are subsequently excreted in the feces, as aggregates.

Clinical Studies

Thanks to its content in Vitamin C it has beneficial effects in protecting cells from oxidative stress and relieving symptoms characterized by oxidative stress-related aspects.

Physiologic regulating medicine, 1, 25-29, 2006.


Lipiban is covered by patents in Italy (1373986), in the EU (EP1996207), in the USA (US9050356), in Japan (JP5557451) and in Mexico (MX2008011289).

Metabolic System supplements