What are the properties of Glucomannan in supplements?

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The properties of Glucomannan

Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fiber that is derived from konjac root (Amorphophallus konjac). A Variety of Studies show that Glucomannan reduces appetite and food cravings.

Glucomannan (KGM) is a dietary fiber hydrocolloidal polysaccharide isolated from the tubers of Amorphophallus konjac. Over the last few decades, the purified KGM has been offered as a food additive as well as a dietary supplement in many countries. Its main property is i keeping you feel fuller for longer. As a dietary fiber, Glucomannan absorbs water and maintains a feeling of satiation, effectively reducing cravings. It means you’ll be less likely to eat between meals and especially later in the evening. A 60 day study of overweight adults revealed that Glucomannan reduces body weight, body fat, and cholesterol levels without causing the loss of lean mass commonly associated with weight loss. A diet containing konjac flour or KGM is considered as healthier, and these foods are popular in many Asian and European markets. Further, due to the adhesive property of KGM, it can form a defensive covering on the surface of the intestine. Additionally, KGM can reduce the levels of glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure and can enable weight loss. Its wide-ranging effects prevent many chronic diseases through the regulation of metabolism. KGM offers multiple health benefits such as anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, laxative, prebiotic, and anti-inflammatory activities.

Glucomannan - Description from ChEBI


Glucomannan - Description from DrugBank


The supplements containing Glucomannan


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Phen24 contains Glucomannan.
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Glucomannan, 575 mg, 180 Capsules (Now Foods)Glucomannan, 575 mg, 180 Capsules (Now Foods)

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Glucomannan, 575 mg, 180 Capsules (Now Foods) contains Glucomannan.
Glucomannan is a soluble, bulk-forming fiber derived from konjac root (Amorphophallus konjac) that can help to maintain intestinal regularity. Glucomannan may also help to maintain serum lipid levels already within the healthy range. In addition, by promoting satiety (feeling of fullness),...

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Glucomannan - References & External links


TBS Ingredient ID (TBSI ID):
NameMolecular Formula:
KONJAC MANNAN, Glucomannoglycan, (Glucomannan)n, (Glucomannan)n+1, (1-6)-Alpha-Glucomannan
Classification TypeIdentifier
PubChem CID:
U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubChem)
InChI Key:
International Chemical Identifier hash (InChIKey) computed from chemical structure using the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) standard
A proprietary registry number assigned by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States National Library of Medicine - TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network).
Medical Subject Heading (MeSH)
Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) - Dictionary of molecular entities focused on "small" chemical compounds. ChEBI is part of the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute.

Show: Glucomannan - description from ChEBI
The DrugBank database is a unique bioinformatics and cheminformatics resource that combines detailed drug data with comprehensive drug target information.

Show: Glucomannan - description from DrugBank
FDA Substance Registration System - Unique Ingredient Identifier

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