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 breakdown158 reviews
132 out of 158(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'd never heard of Glucomannan until searching the Vitacost site. Two pills fill that gap of the stomach and my mind, especially after a meal, that thinks I may still be hungry. Fill it with Glucomannan. Or use like a previous review, to put your hunger on hold so you can make a healthier choice. Just started incorporating into my regime, so can't say it's help me "loose" weight, but definitely stops that "maybe I'm still hungry" factor."
"I've used the Now brand Glucomannan for years and its wonderful. I tried to save some money by buying the VitaCost brand and it was a huge mistake... this product is completely useless at thickening foods. I usually open the Now capsules and pour them into liquids; it only takes a few capsules to completely thicken a couple cups of liquid (depending on what is it) and the powder completely dissolves. Unfortunately the VitaCost powder just floats on top of the liquid forming a big, undissolved chunk and the rest of the liquid remains completely unthickened. No matter how many capsules I use, there is no thickening to the liquid. I'm very disappointed as this product actually ended up being a waste of money since it was unusable to me."
"This product is very helpful with overactive appetites. If you are very hungry and take it with a full glass of water, it gives you the time to remember to eat clean instead of grabbing the easy more caloric options."
"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!"