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What are the Specifications of the Konjac Glucomannan Fiber?

Konjac Glucomannan fiber is a water-soluble dietary fiber that is derived from the Konjac root. The fresh Konjac root contains an average of 13% dry matter and 87% water. Of the dry matter, 64% is glucomannan fiber. The remaining dry matter is 30% starch, vitamins, minerals, a small amount of protein and fat.

Konjac glucomannan - the most viscosity soluble fiber in nature, has strongest viscosity among any dietary fiber known to science.

Konjac glucomannan is completely fermentable by human fecal bacteria.

Glucomannan fiber has the highest molecular weight within the category of food high in dietary fiber. The molecular weight of glucomannan fiber is between 200,000-2,000,000 Daltons.

Glucomannan can absorb up to 200 times its weight in water.

Glucomannan can form a reversible or a thermo-non-reversible gel.

Glucomannan is a water soluble dietary fiber that is derived from the Konjac root. It is a dietary fiber that helps increase a user stool bulk by absorbing water. This helps the stool move more easily through the colon. Basically, it is a fiber that expands in the stomach and absorbs fats and acids. The absorbed fats acids are eliminated from the body and do not undergo digestion, thus nullifying the calorific effect.

Konjac fiber has an extraordinarily high water holding capacity, forming highly viscous solutions when dissolved in water. It has the highest molecular weight and viscosity of any known dietary fiber. It has been demonstrated that Konjac may be helpful in weight management in those who are obese due to the satiety sensation that it produces.

Konjac glucomannan is a soluble, fermentable, and highly viscous dietary fiber derived from the root of the Konjac plant. Glucomannan consists of a polysaccharide chain of beta-D-glucose and beta-D-mannose with attached acetyl groups. Human pancreatic and salivary amylase cannot split the beta-1,4 linkages, and hence glucomannan reaches the colon without being broken down. In the colon, glucomannan is completely fermented by fecal bacteria. The molecular weight of glucomannan averages about one million Daltons.

It is claimed to prevent high blood sugar level, decreasing level of cholesterol and cleaning the digestive tract of excess fat and toxins.

Konjac glucomannan molecular(C6H10O5)n,

Glucomannan is used for constipation, weight loss in adults and children, type 2 diabetes, blood sugar control, and lowering cholesterol, among other uses.


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