Now Foods, Glucomannan, 100% Pure Powder, 8 oz (227 g)
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- Healthy Weight Management
- From Konjac Root
- Supports Healthy Cholesterol levels
- Promotes Feeling of Fullness
- Supports Regularity
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
- Vegetarian / Vegan
Glucomannan is a soluble, bulk-forming fiber derived from Konjac Root (Amorphophallus konjac). Clinical studies have demonstrated that Glucomannan can provide temporary relief of constipation and may help to maintain serum lipid levels already within the healthy range. In addition, because Glucomannan helps to promote satiety (feeling of fullness), it can be an effective addition to a weight management plan that includes a healthy diet and exercise program.
As a dietary supplement, take 1/2 level teaspoon (2 g) daily with at least 8 oz of water 30 - 45 minutes before a meal.
This product is sold by weight not volume.
Caution: For adults only. Take this product as recommended. Without drinking enough liquid the product may swell in the throat, causing blockage or choking. Avoid use if you ever had esophageal narrowing or swallowing difficulties. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Caution: Do not eat freshness packet enclosed.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening. Please recycle.
|Serving Size: 1/2 Level Teaspoon (2 g)|
|Servings Per Container: about 114|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrate||2 g||<1%*|
|Dietary Fiber††||2 g||8%*|
(from Konjac Root) (Amorphophallus konjac)
|2.0 g (2,000 mg)||†|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
††Fiber is not digested, therefore this product has no caloric effect.
I started using glucomannan around 2 weeks ago, believing that as it was a natual fibre it was safe. I even wrote a positive review. This last week I started to notice I felt tired and developed a very itchy rash on my scalp, which was driving me crazy, and also tingling in my upper body. I didn't at first connect taking glucomannan with the symptoms. It was only after I checked online about possible side effects that I found this. I stopped using it immediately and all itching etc went away within a day:- •Potential side effects include breathing problems, chest tightness, hives, rash and swelling. Glucomannan has also gotten lodged in the throat of some users. Stop taking the supplement if you experience any symptoms and contact your doctor.
I've been using it for over a year. Terrific product that wards off sugar spikes. Add half a teaspoon to any kind of drink (I personally prefer stinging nettle tea) and immediately stir in three or four drops of liquid stevia. Wait three minutes and the drink will thicken to the texture of a milk shake. As a semi-solid, it's easier to ingest using a spoon. Once the pasty glucomannan enters your stomach and lines the walls, it becomes a barrier that prevents a rapid breakdown of simple starches (like breads and pastries) into sugar and slows absorption of sugar into the blood stream. Graphically your sugar spikes will stop looking like icicles and start looking like soft, rolling putting greens.
Posted by 5177538421597745479 on Jun 14, 2016
Great for making gravy, smoothies and puddings. An easy to use but very hard to find product. Thank you for stocking iherb!
Posted by 5644399665329409943 on May 14, 2016
This is the best thickening agent that also has amazing health benefits! I use this in everything from soups to gluten free bread mix!
great way to relieve constipation
Posted by 4833056302858144192 on Apr 07, 2016
with only a tea spoon you can take a day's fiber. if you are good with psylium husk, this is the better way
Posted by Reviewer2456705 on Apr 27, 2015
I use this instead of flour or cornstarch to make gravy and sauces. It has NO calories. If you use a little it goes a long way.