Glucomannan

Glucomannan is a natural, water-soluble dietary fiber extracted from the roots of the elephant yam, also known as konjac. It is available as a supplement, in drink mixes and is also added to food products, such as pasta and flour. It is also the main ingredient in shirataki noodles.

Glucomannan comprises 40% of the dry weight of the elephant yam, which is originally from Southeast Asia. It has a long history of use in herbal mixtures and traditional foods like tofu, noodles, and konjac jelly.

After the fiber has been extracted from the plant, it looks something like this: In addition to being sold as a dietary supplement, it is used as a food additive — an emulsifier and thickener denoted with the E-number E425-ii.

Glucomannan has an exceptional ability to absorb water and is one of the most viscous dietary fibers known.

It absorbs so much liquid that if you empty a glucomannan capsule into a small glass of water, the entire thing turns into a gel. These unique properties are believed to mediate its effects on weight loss

Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fiber.

Like other soluble fibers, it is believed to promote weight loss via several mechanisms :

  • It has a very lowcalorie
  • It takes up space in the stomach and promotes a feeling of fullness (satiety), reducing food intake at a subsequent meal.
  • It delays emptying of the stomach, contributing to increased satiety.
  • Like other soluble fibers, it reduces the absorption of protein and fat .

It also feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestine, which turn it into short-chain fatty acids like butyrate, shown to protect against fat gain in some animal studies.

Feeding the friendly gut bacteria may also have other benefits, and some studies have shown a correlation between altered gut bacteria and body weight.

These mechanisms are believed to be similar to the effects of other soluble fibers on weight loss.

However, glucomannan is different from other soluble fibers because it’s even moreviscous, which makes it particularly effective.

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Konjac

konjac is a Amorphophallus konjac also known as konjak, konjaku, konnyaku potato, devil’s tongue, voodoo lily, snake palm, or elephant yam is a plant of the genus Amorphophallus.

The dried corm of the konjac plant contains around 40% glucomannan gum. This polysaccharide makes konjac jelly highly viscous and may be responsible for many of its putative health benefits as used in traditional Chinese medicine, detoxification, tumour-suppression, blood stasis alleviation and phlegm liquefactio.

Forest as an ecosystem not only save natural resources such as timber, but still a lot of potential non-wood that can be taken by society through the cultivation of agricultural crops on forest land. The farming activities are expected to bring the benefits in terms of both economic and ecological terms, which will remain in soil fertility can be maintained without changing the main function. One type of crop stream considerable potential is konjac tuber, and in order to provide the pilot community about konjac

Indonesia Konjac is free from chemicals, colouring, additives and irritants. 100% biodegradable and fully sustainable, this moisture rich plant fibre is mixed and handmade into our sponges with natural water filtered through volcanic rock.

Konjac plant (Amorphopallus oncophillus) is a plant that lives in tropical forests. Plants can also be planted in the lowlands are easy to live among stands of forest trees such as teak, tree Sono, etc.

First discovered in the Indochinese region, Konnyaku has been used in Korea, Japan and China for over 1,500 as medicine, food, a dieting aid and as a beauty product. Highly prized for its health giving properties the Konjac Sponge was originally created for delicate baby skin.