What is Glucomannan (Konjac)?
Glucomannan from BULK POWDERS™ is the highest quality powder derived exclusively from the Konjac plant.
Glucomannan (Konjac) is a form of water soluble fibre, which has been shown in research to contribute to weight loss. Glucomannan increases the feeling of fullness (satiety) and thus helps prevent unnecessary snacking by keeping you feeling fuller for longer. Amongst other things, Glucomannan has also been shown to contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels and improve gut and bowel health.
Where is Glucomannan (Konjac) found?
Glucomannan is sourced from the rhizomes of the Amorphophalli Konjac plant, generally found in South-East Asia. As a food source you may find it in things like shirataki noodles. It is also used in gelatinous products due to its ability to take on the flavour of whatever it is cooked or marinated in.
You may be familiar with the wave of new "zero calorie" weight loss noodle/pasta/rice products? These use Glucomannan as the primary ingredient!
Glucomannan is also referred to as:
Konjac, Amorphophalli Konjac, Konjac Root, Konjac Fibre, Glucomannan Flour.
Glucomannan and weight loss
Essentialy Gliucomannan is highly absorbent and draws in liquid, causing expansion. In terms of supplementing with Glucomannan Powder; the powder will absorb water, causing it to expand in the stomach. This results in a feeling of fullness (satiety) and in turn helps to stave off cravings and unnecessary eating. If you are dieting or looking to lose weight, this can be very beneficial.
In one study, users of Glucomannan dropped an additional 0.8kg (1.8lbs) over 5 weeks in comparison to the control group who were not supplementing with Glucomannan.
Glucomannan (Konjac) has no direct performance benefits, as it primarily used for weight loss. However, for sports people, a reduction in body fat can increase power to weight ratio.
Glucomannan (Konjac) contributes to weight loss and is often used to increase the feeling of satiety/fullness.
Glucomannan (Konjac) contributes to maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.
Glucomannan (Konjac) increases levels of healthy bacteria (such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli) improving gut and bowel health.
Glucomannan (Konjac) Powder Ingredients
100% Glucomannan (Konjac) Powder.
Glucomannan (Konjac) Nutrition Information
Per 1.5g Serving:
Energy kJ/Kcal 1.87/0.45, Carbohydrate 0.07g, Protein 0g, Fat 0g, Fibre 1.33g.
Energy kJ/Kcal 30/125, Carbohydrate 4.5g, Protein 0g, Fat 0g, Fibre 90g.
Vegetarians & Vegans.
Mix 2 scoops (approximately 1.5g) with breakfast, lunch & dinner. Consume with adequate water. Not suitable for people with swallowing difficulties.
Warning: Glucomannan (Konjac) Powder should be taken with plenty of water, to ensure it reaches the stomach.
As a dieting and weight loss aid, Glucomannan can be used in conjunction with any other Fat Loss Supplements. Particularly of note would be products such as Green Coffee and Coconut Oil.