What is Glucomannan?
The super fiber
Glucomannan comes from the Konjac plant, specifically from the root of the plant. It is native to warm, tropical Eastern Asia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and China south to Indonesia. For thousands of years the Konjac plant has been known for its medicinal purposes. The edible part of the Konjac plant is the root or the corm, from which the Glucomannan powder is made from. The Konjac is also known as Konjaku Konnyaku potato, devils tongue, voodoo lily, snake palm or elephant yam. Konjac is very low in calories but high in fiber. Half a teaspoon (2 grams) has about 5 CAL and 2.5 grams of fiber. This is 10% of your daily fiber needs.
1. Weight Loss
Konjac roof is a fiber and has very low calories. This combination promotes a healthy waist line. It provides a feeling of fullness or satiety which stops one from overeating.
2. Natural prebiotic
Konjac lowers the risk for cardiovascular disease, promotes healthier stress levels, better gut health and improved digestion.
3. Lower cholesterol
In 14 Glucomannan studies, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it showed that the use of Glucomannan had significantly beneficial effects on total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
4. Helps diabetics
Because of the delays if the natural emptying process of the stomach, it leads to a more gradual sugar absorption and lower blood sugar levels after meals.Studies show that Glucomannan is very useful in the prevention and treatment of hyperglycemia. It also has positive effects for the 2 diabetics who are on low-fat diets and drug therapy. It improves the blood sugar control therefore it improves the effectiveness of conventional type 2 diabetics treatments.