Because chitin nutrition enhancer has many unique physiological functions, they are safe, nontoxic, soluble under neutral conditions, and can be used as functional food. Generally speaking, prebiotics are oligosaccharides, so chitin nutrition enhancer can also be used as prebiotics in functional foods. The results showed that dp2-8 fully deacetylated chitin nutrition enhancer could promote the growth of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. chitin nutrition enhancer microcapsules can be added into commercial healthy dairy products, and the physical and sensory properties of the products will not be affected after adding chitin nutrition enhancer into milk. However, how to further improve the physical and sensory properties of cholesterol reducing milk and develop other similar cholesterol reducing products need further exploration.
Many studies have shown that chitin nutrition enhancer can inhibit tumor growth by inducing cell apoptosis and stimulating immune system activity in animal experiments, and it is suggested that chitosan oligosaccharides should be used in anti-tumor food. In animal experiments, the researchers found that the chitosan oligosaccharide of dp3-7 can increase the absorption of calcium and reduce the osteoporosis of mice by studying the femur strength and calcium content in feces of mice. Chitosan oligosaccharide can also inhibit the formation of insoluble calcium salt in neutral environment in vitro.
Chitin nutrition enhancer can form complex with fatty acid and triglyceride to eliminate and reduce the heat from the body, so as to achieve the purpose of slimming. Therefore, chitin nutrition enhancer can be used in functional drinks such as weight loss, detoxification and beauty, immune regulation, etc. Cho et al. Found that chitin nutrition enhancer can stimulate the activity of mitochondria and reduce fatigue, which is expected to be used in anti fatigue food. Zhao Yuqing and others evaluated the safety of chitin nutrition enhancer functional food, and proved that chitooligosaccharide functional food is safe and non-toxic. At present, there are some chitin nutrition enhancer health products on the market in China, such as chitin nutrition enhancercapsules.