What is Organic Glucomannan?
Organic Glucomannan (KGM) is a beneficial, soluble and fermentable dietary fiber derived from the root of the Konjac plant native to Asia. Glucomannan, which belongs to soluble hemicellulose, is an excellent product in the seventh nutrient cellulose of human body. Glucomannan has a variety of unique physical and chemical properties such as water solubility, water retention and thickening, stability, suspension, gelation, adhesion, and film formation.
Organic glucomannan is a new product obtained by processing and extraction on the basis of konjac flour. It further separates starch, pigments and alkaloids in konjac flour. The whole processing process is carried out in strict accordance with organic standards.
|Product name||Organic Glucomannan|
|Appearance||White Crystal Powder|
|Solubility||soluble in water|
|Specification||90% 95% 98%|
|Appearance||White crystalline powder|
|Loss on drying||<0.1mg/kg|
|Total Plate Count||<0.5%|
|Yeast & Mold||<1000 cfu/g|
|E. Coli||<100 cfu/g|
|Conclusion||Conform with specification|
|Storage||Store in 2-8°C, cool & dry place, Keep away from strong light and heat.|
Health Benefits of Glucomannan
Konjac root is very low in fiber calories but very high in fiber. Similar to many vegetables, this is a combination that promotes a healthy waistline. Of course, the rest of your diet must be healthy, and you also need to exercise regularly. Consuming konjac flour can aid weight loss by promoting satiety or satiety, thereby reducing the likelihood of overeating.
Glucomannan is effective in promoting weight loss when combined with an overall weight loss lifestyle including healthy eating and regular exercise.
Probiotic foods are certainly essential for gut health and overall health, but prebiotics actually help “feed” the probiotics. Prebiotics—such as glucomannan as well as garlic, jicama, and artichokes—are non-digestible fiber compounds. Like all prebiotics, glucomannan passes through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract and remains undigested because the body cannot fully break it down. However, once the prebiotics reach the colon, they are fermented by the gut flora, and they produce probiotics.
Konjac root powder is a prebiotic that feeds friendly bacteria in your gut. A glucomannan supplementation generally increases the concentration of probiotics in the stool, as well as the concentration of specific probiotics such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.
Why is this important? Higher prebiotic intakes have been associated with benefits, including:
Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
healthier cholesterol levels
better gut health
lower stress response
better hormonal balance
higher immune function
Reduce the risk of obesity and weight gain
Reduce inflammation and autoimmune responses
Constipation is a common problem, usually caused by a low-fiber diet, dehydration, and lack of exercise. Several studies suggest that glucomannan may help with constipation. When consumed, the powder acts as a prebiotic in your system, which is very helpful in promoting healthy bowel movements.
Glucomannan is considered a natural bulk-forming laxative, which means that ingesting it promotes larger, bulkier stools that pass more easily through the colon. It also encourages stools that require less effort to defecate.
Glucomannan is an effective constipation treatment. In people with constipation, glucomannan and other laxatives that form in large quantities usually promote bowel movements within 12 to 24 hours of ingestion. Studies have shown that three to four grams are effective for constipation. A konjac glucomannan supplement taken in moderation can promote bowel movements 30% faster in constipated adults and improve colon ecology in general.
The use of glucomannan had significant beneficial effects on total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, as well as body weight and fasting blood glucose. However, it did not affect HDL cholesterol or blood pressure.
As a fiber-centric substance, it is able to reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the gut by absorbing water in the digestive tract, thereby reducing the absorption of cholesterol by the body. This will reduce the cholesterol in your blood.
Helping people with diabetes
One of the ways it can help people with diabetes is because it delays the natural emptying process of the stomach, which leads to more gradual sugar absorption and lowers blood sugar levels after meals.
Addition of konjac fiber to conventional treatment improves glycemic control, lipid profile, and systolic blood pressure in high-risk diabetic patients. In turn, they believe that konjac fiber can improve the effectiveness of traditional type 2 diabetes treatments.
Konjac food is very useful in preventing and treating high blood sugar. Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, often affects people with diabetes. This is a condition in which excess glucose (sugar) circulates in the blood.
Overall, taking glucomannan by mouth or including it in your diet may help lower cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure in people with diabetes, which is why it should be part of a healthy diabetes eating plan.