Glucomannan (Amorphophallus konjak)
Definition: Glucomannan is a unique herb that provides dietary fiber with no calories. It promotes bowel elimination, absorbs intestinal toxins and can help normalize blood sugar. When taken before meals, this herb can help to produce a feeling of fullness, supressing the appetite. As a dietary aid, it can expand to about 50 times its original volume when combined with water.
Applications: Athersclerosis, high cholesterol, constipation, sluggish colon, hypertension, diabetes, blood sugar disorders and obesity.
Scientific Updates: Glucomannan is currently being used in weight reduction formulas to suppress carbohydrate craving. When combined with lecithin, it is thought to help prevent cardiovascular disease.
Complementary Agents: Lecithin, chromium, garcinia cambogia, garlic, hawthorn, essential fatty acids, carnatine and fiber sources (psyllium, guar gum, etc.).