What Is It?
Konjac glucomannan, a viscous soluble fiber, provides important support for satiety and weight loss, lipid and triglyceride metabolism, glycemic response and glucose function, vascular health, and gastrointestinal health,
regularity and healthy gut microflora.*
Uses For Glucomannan
Weight Management: Glucomannan is a soluble fiber with a high molecular weight and viscosity compared to other fibers, providing enhanced support for weight
management. Significant mean weight loss was
observed in one 8-week double blind trial, an effect
that may be due to the effect of konjac glucomannan on satiety. A later study demonstrated that addition of
a resistance and endurance exercise training program
to a glucomannan-rich diet provides enhanced support
for healthy body composition, lipid metabolism and
Cardiovascular Health: In several controlled trials, konjac glucomannan supported healthy lipid metabolism and triglyceride levels, possibly by promoting healthy bile acid secretion. Additionally, it supports healthy glucose utilization and vascular function to support overall cardiovascular
GI Health: As a dietary fiber, konjac glucomannan
supports GI regularity. Research indicates that it also
promotes healthy microflora balance, enhancing the growth of lactobacillus and bifidobacteria for a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
What Is The Source?
Glucomannan is derived from root of Amorphophallus konjac.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
At this time, there are no known side effects or precautions.
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before
taking this product.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Glucomannan could alter some medication absorption.
Concurrent administration is not recommended. Individuals on antidiabetes medications may require blood glucose monitoring. Consult your physician for more information.
WARNING: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. This product must be taken with at least 8 oz. of water. Taking this product with insufficient liquid may result in choking and/or blockage of the throat, esophagus or intestine. Do not take immediately before going to bed. This product is not recommended for individuals with difficulty swallowing or with a history of gastric bypass or other GI related surgery.