Glucomannan

rootgA dietary fiber naturally extracted from the from the roots of the “ Amorphophallus Konjac” or “Konjac” plant. Another natural source for the fiber is “salep“, made from tubers of orchids belonging to “orchis genus”, an ingredient used in Turkish cuisine as a food additive to thicken or gel. It is used an herbal supplement for weight loss, constipation, Type 2 Diabetes, cholesterol control and Hypertension.

Glucomannan forms a water soluble fiber once it enters the stomach absorbing sugars and cholesterol in the intestine. This reduces the the risk of type 2 diabetes, increases weight loss and relief from constipation.Though it’s weight loss benefits have been proven recently studied, FDA is yet to approve it as a herbal supplement. However, there are certain supplements with glucomanan as an ingredient approved by Health Canada.