Konjac Glucomannan – More than just a fibre

Konjac Glucomannan is a water-soluble fibre derived from the Japanese Konjac root (Amorphophallus konjac). Konjac Glucomannan has virtually zero calories and has been proven extremely effective in reducing caloric intake from food, being the only dietary supplement approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for weight loss (Click here to see the full ruling). Research also suggests Konjac can be slightly effective in reducing Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) levels and stabilising blood sugar levels. 

For weight loss purposes, 1 gram of Konjac should be taken 3 times daily along with 2 glasses of water. Glucomannan’s mechanism of action differs from common fat blockers, which inhibit the hydrolysis of triglycerides; Glucomannan instead works by swelling in the gut to form a gel, microencapsulating food particles so that they are recognised as dietary fibre by the gut. This results in the a portion of ingested food passing through unabsorbed. This is preferential over standard fat blockers, as it does not completely cut out a vital component of the diet – fatty acids. Konjac instead allows for a balanced rate of absorption of all dietary components, whilst still reducing caloric intake.  

Many sources of Konjac Glucomannan have been treated with sulphur dioxide, resulting in high levels of the allergen, sulphite. All Konjac glucomannan provided by Nutraceuticals Group Europe has sulphite levels <10ppm, meaning they do not need to be claimed for containing any allergens.

Do not hesitate in contacting one of our friendly sales team members to advise you on which grade of material will best fit for your company’s application.

NIGEHER024551 Konjac Gum (Amorphophallus konjac)
NIGEHER024581 Konjac Glucomannan 70% (Amorphophallus konjac)
NIGEHER024586 Konjac Glucomannan 80% (Amorphophallus konjac)
NIGEHER024591 Konjac Glucomannan 90% SO2 <10ppm (Amorphophallus konjac)
NIGEHER024591S Konjac Glucomannan 90% (Amorphophallus konjac) (Allergen – Sulphites)
NIGEHER024601 Konjac Glucomannan 95% SO2 <10ppm (Amorphophallus konjac)
NIGEHER024701 Konjac Glucomannan HBD085 95% SO2 <10ppm (Amorphophallus konjac)

More information here on EFSA click here

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