What is Konjac Glucomannan?
Glucomannan is a premium soluble fibre powder extracted from the Konjac root (Amorphophallus konjac). It has become a popular diet supplement in recent years and has been demonstrated to help with weight loss when used alongside an energy restricted diet at a dose of 3g per day. Konjac Glucomannan powder is white to beige in colour and has a distinctive, slightly fishy smell. You may recognise Konjac Glucomannan from our Zerocarb Noodles, this is the fibre that holds the noodles together.
How can this product aid weight loss?
The recommended dose to use is a total of 3g per day in three 1g servings alongside a calorie restricted diet. The soluble fibre helps to increase feelings of satiety (fullness) after eating and can help to reduce overall calorie intake.
How else can this product benefit my health?
When used at a dose of 4g per day, Konjac Glucomannan has been demonstrated to help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. This can be especially useful for anyone following the DASH diet or any other fat restricted diet. In addition, a good source of soluble fibre is frequently associated as benefitting general health.
How should I use Konjac Glucomannan?
We recommend mixing two and a half small scoops (approx 1g) with plenty of water and shaking well in your GN™ Blender Bottle. It can be mixed straight with water or used as a thickener in shakes, sauces and smoothies. Alternatively, Konjac Glucomannan can be used as a gluten free thickener to make your own high protein desserts. This powder should always be taken with plenty of water to ensure it reaches the stomach and it is not suitable for people with swallowing difficulties as the fibre expands as it absorbs water.