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
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Additions of esterified glucomannan at 0.5 or 1.0 g/kg to diets supplying 2 mg of AF resulted in dose dependent responses in broiler chicks (Basmacioglu et al., 2005).
And in some people, glucomannan has been known to present other digestive symptoms, such as gas, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
vera, administered orally, can enhance the release of the superoxide anion free radical in hemocytes by increasing phagocytosis due to immunostimulant substances (acemannans, glucomannans, aloctin A, and aloe emodin) (Hu et al., 2003; Akev et al., 2015).
Pills containing glucomannan extract must be registered with the UAE's Ministry of Health and Community Prevention before being sold locally.
Natural Vitamin E, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Phytosterols, Natural Beta Carotene, Lutein, Lycopene, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Mixed Carotenoids, Glucomannan, Agave Inulin, Glucosamines, Pea Protein Isolate, Gluconates, Fruit and Vegetable Powders, Organic B12, Calcium Citrate Fine Granular and Hyaluronic Acid.
The substitution with the Aloe vera solution (rich in carbohydrates) of the yacon pores typical of the gel of the parenchymatous tissue of Aloe vera also contributes to the carbohydrate content of the final product; according to the literature, monosaccharides and polysaccharides such as glucomannan are present in Aloe vera.
A similar LDL-lowering effect (-5.4%) was obtained in a tall oil sterol group in a study comparing the cholesterol-lowering efficacy of plant sterols (1.8 g/d), glucomannan, and combination of these two in snackbars [26] consumed between meals.
Saiki, "Cellulose synthesized by acetobacter xylinum in the presence of acetyl glucomannan," Cellulose, vol.
Its gel contains more than 75 bioactive compounds [34], such as aloe and aloe-emodin (which are responsible for its anti-inflammatory action) and glucomannan (which influences fibroblast growth factor, stimulating its proliferation) [35].
Lignocellulosic biomass is composed mainly of cellulose ([beta] (1-4)-linked chains of glucose molecules), hemicellulose (heteropolymers composed of 5- and 6-carbon sugars such as arabinoxylan, xylan, glucronoxylan, glucomannan, and xyloglucan) and lignin (polymer of three phenylpropanoid units: p-hydroxyphenyl, guaiacyl, and syringyl).
Konjac, which is composed of glucomannan with D-mannose and i-glucose in b(1,4) linkages, has been widely used as an agent for food ingredient in Asia [24].
Xie, "Characters of rice starch gel modified by gellan, carrageenan, and glucomannan: a texture profile analysis study," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol.