KONJAC, a reduced appetite for a controlled weight
Konjac titrated to 80% glucomannans
Contributes to weight loss when consumed as part of a low calorie diet
Konjac is a perennial plant composed of umbrella leaves of which only the tubers are used. It is used as an "appetite suppressant" to help with weight loss. Its "appetite suppressant" activity is linked to its high content of glucomannans, dietary fibers which possess a high water absorption capacity thanks to their important gelling properties.
One gram of these fibers can absorb up to 200 ml of water! As a result, the Konjac causes an increase in the viscosity of the food bolus, and therefore a slowing down of the gastric emptying. This results in a greater sensation of satiety and less absorption of sugars and fats.
A trial published in 2010 showed an average weight loss of 5.79 kg after 14 weeks. Waist circumference, blood cholesterol and blood glucose levels also declined sharply.
EFSA recognizes the effectiveness of Konjac for weight loss when consumed as part of a low-calorie diet. 1. CELTIPHARM 2015 - TNS SOFRES 2014 2. González Canga, N. Fernández Martínez, AM Sahagún, JJ García Vieitez, MJ Díez Liébana, AP Calle Pardo, LJ Castro Robles and Sierra Vega And therapeutic applications +, "Nutr Hosp, vol. 19, no. 1, p. 45-50, 2004. 3. Chua, T. C. Baldwin, T. J. Hocking, and K. Chan, "Traditional uses and potential health benefits of Amorphophallus konjac K. Koch ex N.E.Br., Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Vol. 128, no. 2, p. 268-278, 2010. 4. The effect of a novel viscous polysaccharide along with lifestyle changes on short-term weight loss and associated risk factors in overweight and obese adults: an observational retrospective clinical program analysis. Lyon MR, Reichert RG. Altern Med Rev. 2010 Apr; 15 (1): 68-75.
Directions: Take 3 capsules 45 minutes before 2 or 3 of the main meals (6 to 9 capsules per day), with a large glass of water.
Ingredients: Konjac rhizome powder titrated with 80% glucomannans (sulphites), capsule (gelatin, dyes: chlorophylline copper complex), emulsifier: magnesium stearate.
Average nutritional information for 9 capsules: Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac) 3780 mg including Glucomannans 3000 mg.
Presentation: Pill box of 60 capsules - Cure of 15 to 30 days