Glucomannan is the only raw ingredient to be authorised by the EU to claim to promote weight loss which it does by expanding up to 50 times it’s weight thus promoting a feeling of fullness’ thereby suppressing the appetite and minimising over eating.
When ingested, it turns into a gel-like substance able to expand up to fifty times its weight, causing a feeling of fullness so is an ideal weight loss supplement and source of dietary fibre.
Glucomannan is a food additive used as an emulsifier and thickener.
Products containing glucomannan, marketed under a variety of brand names, are also sold as nutritional supplements for constipation, obesity, high cholesterol, acne vulgaris and type 2 diabetes.
Also known as Konjac Root