Glucomannan is high in fiber, integral for cleaning the digestion tract. Glucomannan is taken from the Konnyaku tuber and is from the same familial roots as the wild yam (Dioscorea), which is 100% natural nutritional fiber without any calories. On account of the fact that loss of fiber is an immense reason for the increasingly high occurrence of gastro-intestinal disorders, it is a useful herb!
Glucomannan helps soothe ldl cholesterol and glyceride amounts, aids consistent bowel movements and helps overall bowel healthiness. It aids in renormalising glucose in the blood, limits fat absorption, aids weight loss, can help reduce pressure in the pancreas and curbs blood glucose anomalies, which includes hypoglycemia. Glucomannan absorbs toxic materials created during the process of digestion and elimination. It inhibits toxic substances and removes them prior to being taken into the blood. Glucomannan works to help avoid chronic afflictions and is a valuable weight loss agent. As a diet aid, it extends to approximately 50 times its original size when consumed with a large tumbler of water. It has also been shown to have effectiveness for atheroslerosis, swollen anal tissue, dyschezia, low and high blood pressure, high sugar levels in the blood, hypoglycemia, digestion troubles, obesity, diverticulitis affliction, and pancreas strain.
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Chicory Root provides a natural source of fructo-oligosaccharides, or FOS. A moderately fermentable fiber source, FOS is partially digested in the digestive tract. The by-products from this digestion process are called Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA’s). These SCFA’s provide colonocytes (cells lining the colon) and beneficial bacteria the energy they need to perform their functions in the gastrointestinal tract. One of the primary functions of beneficial bacteria is to help prevent the bad bacteria from multiplying and causing illness.
Anonymous - April 29, 2006, 23:26
How long do you have to take Glucomannan before you notice a difference in bowel movements?
ZooScape Moderator - May 2, 2006, 14:42
Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fiber that is derived from konjac root (Amorphophallus konjac). Like other forms of dietary fiber, glucomannan is considered a 'bulk-forming laxative.' Glucomannan promotes a larger, bulkier stool that passes through the colon more easily and requires less pressure and subsequently less straining to expel.
In constipated individuals, glucomannan and other bulk-forming laxatives generally help produce a bowel movement within 12 to 24 hours.
It is suggested that you speak with your physician prior to beginning to use this product. He or she has the most background regarding your personal medical history and therefore will be able to make the most informed decision regarding your optimal health. It is also recommended that you discuss this with your physician to rule out the possibility of more serious conditions.
Take 1 capsule, 3 times daily, with meals.
Like other soluble fibers, glucomannan has the potential to bind with and reduce the absorption of certain nutrients - so a daily multivitamin supplement may be advisable for individuals consuming high doses of glucomannan on a regular basis.
In high doses, glucomannan may lead to diarrhea, bloating and flatulence - but cutting back the dose relieves these unpleasant side effects.
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