glucomannan


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glucomannan

(gloo?ko-man'an)
A polysaccharide gel obtained from the Japanese konjac plant, used as a source of nutritional fiber and to treat constipation and hyperlipidemia. Synonym: konjacmannan

glucomannan (glōōˑ·ko·man·nn),

n Latin name:
Amorphophallus konjac; part used: tubers; uses: laxative; uses under research: weight loss, antidiabetic, cardiovascular disease; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; can cause hypoglycemia, nausea, diarrhea, gas, abdominal cramps, dyspepsia, and stomach blockage. Also called
konjac and
konjac mannan.
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Effects of feeding a blend of grains naturally contaminated with Fusarium mycotoxins on growth and immunological measurements of starter pigs, and the efficacy of a polymeric glucomannan mycotoxin adsorbent.
Metabolic and nutritional effects of long-term use of glucomannan in the treatment of obesity.
A combination product that some practitioners have found helpful is Advanced Naturals TOXIN AbsorbMax, which includes guar gum, glucomannan, activated charcoal, and citrus and apple pectins in one formula.
Another method for adding glucomannan during cellulose formation requires genetically engineering the plant to express or over-express the enzymes that form glucomannan, according to the researchers, who applied for a provisional patent on the process.
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Its ingredients include Glucomannan, which contributes to weight loss for someone on a calorie controlled or energy restricted diet.
Glucomannan is a soluble dietary fiber and the main ingredient in Lipozene, a weight-loss supplement that has been advertised on TV for years.
Polysaccharide materials such as carrageenan, pullulan, curdlan, xanthan gum, gellan gum, pectin, konjak, glucomannan, xyloglucan, guar gum, gum Arabic and locust bean gum are used to maintain the viscosity of the material.
It is conducted from the above mentioned facts that the probably one branching point occurs per repeating units of the glucomannan, which constituting the non-ionic polysaccharide of Rauwolfia Serpentina Benth.
Largely composed of water and glucomannan - a water-soluble dietary fibre - they have little flavour of their own.