Glucomannan comes from the dried root of the konjac plant. It has historically been used in Asian cultures as a food and a medicine.
I love glucomannan but I have never recommended it to another person until now for a couple of reasons.
This stuff really helped me when I was starting my weight loss journey. I was suffering horribly with cravings and I could not think about anything else but food. But glucomannan, totally helped me control my appetite.
If you have read my article: The Least Exciting Secret to Permanent Weight Loss, you know how important fiber is for weight loss . And the best kind of fiber is viscous soluble fiber. And that is exactly what glucomannan is. Here are some of the benefits:
Even though it is a miracle fiber supplement, it does come with some cautionary advice.
So, if you want to give glucomannan a try, get it in its pure capsule form to save money. You can get it from some health food stores or order it online. My local health food store used to carry it but no more so I got it on Amazon at a really good price.
Lots of weight control supplements use glucomannan as their ‘secret ingredient’. But don’t be fooled by fancy advertising. Buy it in its pure form. It costs less than a third of these concoctions that have a bunch of other stuff inside the capsule as well.
I’ve got good news if you are not keen on taking supplements.
Glucomannan or konjac root is also used in cooking so you can reap it’s benefits through food as well. Keep an eye out for my next article Cooking with Konjac root.
WebMD: GLUCOMANNAN: Overview, Uses, Side Effects, Precautions, Interactions, Dosing and Reviews (webmd.com)