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Do you know konjac glucomannan can lose weight?

Oct 25, 2019

Konjac is a perennial herb of the genus Araceae, and it is the only crop that provides a large amount of konjac glucomannan. Konjac glucomannan (KGM) is the main material component of konjac extract. It not only contains more than 10 kinds of amino acids and various trace elements required by the human body, but also has low protein, low fat and high fiber, strong water absorption and swelling. About its medical effects, such as lowering blood fat, lowering blood sugar, lowering blood pressure, losing weight, beauty, health care, laxative and so on. Today we will talk about the mechanism of konjac glucomannan weight loss

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Konjac is rich in glucomannan, which can stimulate the intestines, keep the intestines clean effectively. The large amount of soluble plant fiber can promote gastrointestinal motility to reduce the residence time of harmful substances in the gastrointestinal tract and gallbladder, which can protect the gastric mucosa and clean the intestines effectively.


The mechanism of konjac weight loss as following:

 (1) The glucomannan has a strong water absorption and expands in volume after absorption to become a viscous cellulose. Viscous fibers can slow the speed of food from the stomach to the intestine, which can delay the digestion and absorbing nutrients. Since the reduced of the absorption of the monosaccharide, the synthesis of the fatty acid in the body is lowered to achieve the effect of losing weight.


 (2) Konjac glucomannan produces a swelling after water swelling to control the diet in a certain extent.


 (3) Konjac glucomannan moisturizes the laxative. Some unabsorbed nutrients are discharged with the feces, which plays a role in defecation.

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Konjac glucomannan also has a certain effect on the prevention of breast cancer. Because konjac glucomannan reduces the concentration of microbial enzymes in the intestine by increasing the amount of excretion, converting conjugated estrogen into free estrogen, resulting in a decrease in the amount of estrogen inhaled into the blood, while estrogen is in breast cancer. It plays a certain role in the occurrence.


Konjac-rich plant cellulose helps people to activate intestinal function, accelerate the excretion of harmful toxins in the body, and prevent and reduce the incidence of intestinal diseases. The konjac is extremely low in calories, and it does not increase fat while fully satisfying people's eating pleasure. It can maintain a balanced diet without deliberate dieting to achieve the effect of idea weight loss.


The medicinal value of konjac glucomannan has long been recorded in ancient Chinese medical records. Konjac is considered to have "efficiency of detoxification, swelling, dispersal, and siltation." Nowadays, many health care functions of konjac glucomannan have been increasingly valued by people. The weight loss health care products with konjac glucomannan as the main ingredient have been recognized by more and more people, and have become one of the common weight loss health care products. By reviewing the existing literature, there is no reports of adverse reactions to the consumption of glucomannan-containing health products. Therefore, the weight loss health supplement containing konjac glucomannan is a relatively safe diet food.

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