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GLUCOMANNAN
(Amorphophallus konjak)

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GLUCOMANNAN (Amorphophallus konjak)

Glucomannan

DESCRIPTION: Glucomannan is high in fiber, essential for cleaning the digestive system. It is taken from the Konjac root, which is from the same family as the yam, which in and of itself is 100 percent natural dietary fiber. It contains Vitamins A, C, B1, B2 and niacin. It also contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, iron, selenium, manganese and silicon.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Used to manage atherosclerosis, constipation, diabetes, digestive problems, diverticular disease, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, hypoglycemia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia and obesity (used to induce weight loss.) It helps reduce cholesterol and helps improve bowel health and regularity. It helps to normalize blood sugar by relieving stress on the pancreas. It absorbs toxic substances that are produced during digestion and elimination before they can be absorbed into the blood stream.

POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS: Adverse reactions associated with glucomannan include diarrhea, esophageal obstruction, lower GI obstruction, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Glucomannan may cause significant hypoglycemia when given with oral antidiabetics or insulin. The fiber content of glucomannan may interfere with the absorption of various drugs. Must be taken at least 2 hours before any medications because it may interfere with the absorption of medications. Avoid using tablet form because it poses an increased risk of esophageal obstruction.

PARTS USED: Root

GENERAL USAGE: For diabetes - 3.6 to 7.2 g by mouth every day, for hyperlipidemia - 3.9 g by mouth every day and for weight loss - 1 g by mouth three times a day, 2 hours before each meal.

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