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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Moreover, the intake of glucomannan, in a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, significantly lowered TG (weighted mean difference (WMD): 11.
It has been shown that glucomannan polymer was efficacious in preventing some adverse effects of Fusarium mycotoxins in broiler chickens (Swamy et al.
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Improvement of metabolic profile, oxidative stress, and inflammation has been reported also for glucomannan [11, 12].
Glucomannan (3 g per day) is particularly useful in the reduction of body weight and cholesterol [19].
Aloe vera has high contents of pectic acid (70% to 85%), and in less proportion galactan, glucomannan and arabinan.
The aim of this study was to investigate the bioadhesive properties of three selected natural gums, namely--konjac glucomannan gum (KG), Tara galactomannan gum (TG), and xanthan gum (XG).
Other binders that may be useful include zeolites, chitosan, modified citrus pectin, apple pectin, beta-sitosterol, glucomannan, diatomaceous earth, and others.
The key ingredient is glucomannan, a fiber with the ability to absorb 200 times its weight in water and 50 times its weight in fat and cholesterol.
Viewers will be introduced to the Skinny Fiber weight management product which contains glucomannan, caralluma, and cha de bugre, which suppress the appetite using enzymes and other digestive aides.
The Slimming variety, offered in Citrus flavor, contains 3 grams of the soluble fiber glucomannan per bottle, as well as vitamins B3, B5, B6 and B12, which help reduce fatigue and support metabolism function, according to the brand's website.