When I first began looking for an enzyme to break down chitin, Chitosan was suggested as a place to start. It's readily available on Amazon and quite inexpensive. Unfortunately, it's a sugar and is not an enzyme. According to WebMD, "Chitosan is a sugar that is obtained from the hard outer skeleton of shellfish, including crab, lobster, and shrimp. It is used for medicine.
Chitosan is used for obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and Crohn's disease. It is also used for issues caused by kidney failure, including high cholesterol, "tired blood" (anemia), loss of strength and appetite, high phosphorous levels (hyperphosphatemia), and trouble sleeping (insomnia).
Some people apply chitosan directly to their gums for inflammation that can lead to tooth loss (periodontitis), or chew gum that contains chitosan to prevent "cavities" (dental caries). It is also used in the eyes to treat dry eyes.
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. Chitosan is also used to stop bleeding after some surgeries."
So, if you have any of those health issues, chitosan may be your answer. However, if you've been thinking, like I initially thought, that chitosan will do the same job as chitosanase, I'm sorry to disappoint you. In fact, I'm not sure if chitosan, being a sugar, is compatible with the King Diet™. I suspect it is OK because it's not a simple sugar, but can't say for sure.
Chitinase and chitosanase are two enzymes that actually break down chitosan and chitin. Our Chitosanse enzyme formula contains chitosanase along with several other important enzymes. Our Flouracor digestive enzymes also contain Chitosanse. The only problem is that the enzyme formula also contain probiotics which are not on the diet for those with Collembola until they reach mid stage II of the King Diet™. Plus, it is a digestive enzyme, i.e. taken with food as opposed to our Chitosanase enzyme which is a systemic enzyme to be taken between meals.
And, an additional benefit of the Chitosanase Enzyme Formula is that the specific combination of enzymes works to dissolve bio-film which is a major problem with Morgellons disease as well as Lyme disease. To attest to the power of Chitosanse and lufenuron, Julia writes,
Just wanted to send this update after finding myself at a stuck point in my healing as I began continuing the protocols and added the Lufenuron and Chitosanase I seem to be getting “to the end” so to speak!!! A million thanks to your amazing products and research!! You are a lifesaver!! I am using the debriding soap, the MSM gel and they are vital to my continuous skin regime Again I send you Blessings and Thanks on this Holiday!!!
Now, here's an interesting fact, according to a review article in Enzyme Research titled, Chitinases from Bacteria to Human: Properties, Applications, and Future Perspectives, "Bacteria mainly produce chitinases in order to supply nitrogen and carbon as a source of nutrients or precursors and parasitism."
No wonder when antibiotics are used, anti fungal medications must be given--the antibiotics wipe out all bacteria and by doing so, eliminate the natural production of chitinases that keep Candida and other fungal organisms in check.
And then, when we look at glyphosate (Round Up herbicide), a mild antibiotic, getting into our food supply, the results can't be any other than to feed fungal organisms and all the havoc they bring health wise as reported in update Glyphosate News and Morgellons Sufferers.