Multi-purpose plant-based dietary fiber. What is glucomannan? Glucomannan is a soluble and fermentable dietary fiber from the konjac root plant. Its chemical structure is similar to that of galactomannan (from guar gum) and comprises a polysaccharide chain of glucose and mannose. . Glucomannan can absorb up to 200 times its weight in water and forms a thick gel-like mass that has been shown to be approximately five times greater than that of guar gum. . . How does glucomannan support health? As a water-soluble fiber glucomannan is appropriate for the relief of occasional constipation.*. The unique bulk-forming property of glucomannan makes it a top-performing fiber specifically suited for providing a feeling of satiety (fullness) and promoting healthy weight loss.*. Glucomannan may be used as part of your diet to help maintain a healthy blood sugar level.*. Promotes healthy blood lipid metabolism and helps maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range.*. Why choose Vitacost Glucomannan? Has no unpleasant smell or taste. Has high absorption properties meaning it can be taken in much smaller quantities than other fibers like pectin or guar gum. About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
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Rating breakdown149 reviews
125 out of 149(84%)customers recommend this product.
"Any one with "back end" problems will like this product -as well as anyone who is dieting. This stuff holds water like no tomorrow and will create bulk in your stomach -helping you to feel full. It also pushes what you do eat through your system which helps you retain fewer calories."
"I take 2 capsules with water during every meal. It works great to help me feel my hunger is satisfied after my meal and curbs those "I'm hungry and need to eat now" feelings between meals. All in all I eat less when I take these."
"As with all fiber product at least one meal you need to shift to a low cal salad and if you take the glucomannan on one of your heavy meals it will do the work. I also suggest starting on the tabata 4 min exercise program as some kind of starting point for weight loss as well . Its on your apps."
"I got this mainly as a fiber supplement, my stomach cannot handle other fiber therapy supplements but this stuff is really great. I feel fuller quicker when i eat, and i don't get indigestion with IBS near as much. Doesn't cause gas either, major plus."
"I bought this product because it was one of the main ingredients in a popular diet pill, also I've read that this can curb appetite. I took it in the morning, and didn't notice a change with my appetite. I was disappointed that it did not curb my appetite well. However; I started to take it at night with psyllium fiber (also the other main ingredient in that popular diet pill) , and notice a big difference in the morning. My best description is that I feel that "I have totally emptied out!" I feel better in the mornings because of this. I guess this is why the diet pill worked, because it helped cleared the systems. =)"
"I like this product, it helps fill you up and add needed fiber to your diet. Other reviewers stated that these capsules do not dissolve in water, so I tested them. I put them in just plain cold water and since they float I put another cup on top to make sure the capsules were submerged. I checked back in 20 minutes and they were indeed dissolved. Other testers most likely just let them float on top of the water, and yes I tried that too and they did not dissolve while floating. I doubt they float in your stomach."
"This has the ability to curb my appetite at times. I haven't found any other natural product that works any better. I placed a capsule in a glass of water and, after 2 hours, it expanded very slightly, almost insignificantly. No wonder it doesn't do an excellent job of curbing my appetite! Not sure if maybe it expands more when mixed with stomach acids. I would still re-order this product since it's less expensive than any other Glucomannan that I have found for the quality."
"It works better than all the other fiber capsules/tablets that I've tried and I haven't noticed any bloating! I do recommend taking the 3 capsules a day doasge! As always a great price on a great product from Vitacost!"
"I bought this because I read in a health magazine that this had a lot of fiber & would keep me fuller longer. It did not disappoint! I take just 2 capsules a day after breakfast & am set until lunch. Will be buying this again!"
"I received the 5 X 180 capsules (2,000mg ea,) Vitacost Glucomannan in a very short time! Excellent for Free Shipping! My age is 54, a male who likes to eat pastas, brown rice dishes w/ Italian Sausage, baked salmon, etc. I tried everything under the sun to regulate my appetite. Here it is… I only take daily 3-capsules (6,000mg) Glucomannan in the morning and did not have any craving for food all day! This is now my 10th-day on this supplement, I take 3-capsules or 6,000mg daily and lost five (5)-lbs of body-fat in the 10-day period! This Vitacost Glucomannan product has no unpleasant side-effects, has no aftertaste and is all natural. I give this Vitacost Glucomannan product an absolute 5-Star+ rating!"
"I originally started taking this product for cholestral control. Since I didn't think it was working that well, I didn't reorder when I ran out. Within a couple of days, I seemed to always be hungary! Then I realized that the Glucomannan helped curb my apetite. I have continued to take it ever since! It really works well!"
"I use this whenever I eat foods with much fat (except don't take with your fat type supplements like fish oil or Vit. E). This is the same product as sold on TV for much more money. Can help with weight."