Glucomannan is used as an adjunct in weight control diets and for the treatment of excess weight thanks to its satiating effect. It can also be used to regulate intestinal movement in cases of constipation.
Glucomannan is obtained from the rhizome of this plant, and this is what makes the substance therapeutic.
Konjac glucomannan is one of the most known viscous dietary fibers, due to its high water absorption capacity, which forms a very thick gel that leads to satiety and a decreased appetite.
Clinical studies have shown that adding a konjac glucomannan supplement to one’s diet reduces plasma cholesterol levels, and improves sugar metabolism, intestinal movement and flora in the colon.
Because it contains fiber, it is also used for improving intestinal movement.