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What is it and where it is found?
Glucomannan is an exceptional type of soluble fiber which is reputed to be able to absorb two hundred times its own weight in water.
It is employed as a dietary supplement to assist in weight loss by way of increasing stomach contents without additional calorific value.
Put simply, the glucomannan fibers swell in the stomach, making people feel ‘full’, and so they eat less.
It occurs naturally in a number of plants, but the primary form of glucomannan for weight loss purposes is obtained from the Konjac plant native to parts of Asia.
Konjac was traditionally used as a herbal remedy, and also to make healthy foods such as noodles and tofu. (more…)