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Natural Glucomannan

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Fibrehydrate Pasta Made From Konjac Flour

Made from konjac flour, not wheat.

  • Naturally carb-free.
  • Fat-freeFree from oat flour and soy.
  • Less than 15kcal per serving

Benefits of Konjac Flour Pasta

Made from the konjac root, which contains glucomannan, a form of viscous fibre. The only ingredient to be officially recognised by the EU Commission which contributes towards helping us lose weight*. Glucomannan works by expanding up to 50 times in your stomach, which sets off your stretch receptors and sends the hormone 'leptin' up to the brain, which tells us we're full! We also use this amazing ingredient in our Slimshotz.

The wait is over, there is now a natural ingredient that’s clinically proven to help us lose weight.

Get ready for this; Glucomannan, extracted from the root of the Konjac plant, has now been proven in clinical trials, to aid weight loss. In-fact, it is the only ingredient to be officially recognised by both the EU Commission (EFSA – European Food Standards Agency) and the American Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), to contribute to helping us lose weight.

Specifically, researchers discovered “Glucomannan induces body weight reduction in healthy overweight subjects”.

Glucomannan is a natural plant fibre, which as well as being beneficial for our gut, also expands in our stomach and makes us feel fuller for longer. Ground into a powder, when taken before a meal it reduces our appetite and for some people completely removes the desire to eat snacks.

A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW GLUCOMANNAN HELPS WITH WEIGHLOSS To understand the benefits of glucomannan, it’s important to have a basic understanding of fibre. Fibre are carbohydrates that humans can’t digest, and therefore are the only form of carbohydrates that don’t increase blood sugar levels.

Most people are aware that having sufficient fibre in the diet is important for our health, but most people aren’t aware that there are actually two kinds of fibre; soluble and insoluble. Each fibre and performs different roles in our wellbeing. The rough insoluble fibre, travels all the way through our digestive system and doesn’t get processed into energy. That said, it benefits the body as it promotes a healthy microbiome, the home of our friendly gut bacteria and helps us go to the toilet more regularly.

The other type of fibre is soluble viscous fibre, which dissolves in water, often forming a gel like substance. These are found in the walls of plant cells and have the ability to expand like a sponge. Glucomannan found in the root of the Konjak plant, is now regarded as the king of viscous fibre and has the almost magical ability to absorb more than 50 times its weight in water.

When you consume glucomannan, followed by sufficient water, the glucomannan gel expands and expands inside the stomach, and our receptors sense the fullness, which triggers our satiety hormone known as leptin. If we then eat a meal approximately 30 minutes to an hour later, we consume less food as the brain already has received a signal to say its full. Plus, there is physically less room in the stomach too. It’s kind of like a natural gastric band! All in all, glucomannan supresses our apatite.

Once past the stomach, and inside the intestines, the fibre slows the process of breaking down food, which in turn reduces the glycaemic load of the entire meal, in other words slowing down the release of sugar into the bloodstream. This means that the body doesn’t need to release as much of the fat building hormone insulin. Less insulin, means less body fat. Less insulin, means less diabetes type 2, less metabolic syndrome etc. Less insulin means, less PCOS, NALFD, less Alzheimer’s, less heart disease and more.

Glucomannan and Gut Health Glucomannan also feeds our guts friendly bacteria, which turn it into short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate. It is effective as a prebiotic. A prebiotic is any ingredient that helps create a healthy gut microbiome, for healthy probiotics to flourish. A study by researchers from Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, that glucomannan significantly increased the so-called beneficial bacteria Bifidobacterium spp. And Lactobacillus, while levels of the potentially harmful bacteria, Clostridium spp, decreased. **

Glucomannan Does Not Break a Fast If you like to intermittently fast, as part of your well-being routine, the good news is that glucomannan does not break your fast. When taken with a large glass of water, while the water will congeal like a jelly, making you feel full, your body is unable to extract any energy from it, therefore it has not broken your fast.

Glucomannan Can Help Lower Cholesterol In clinical trials, it has also been proven, that consuming more than 4g of glucomannan per day, also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. The National Library of Medicine in the USA, reported on a piece of research titled, “The effect of glucomannan on plasma lipid and glucose concentrations, body weight, and blood pressure: systematic review and meta-analysis”, in which they concluded, “Glucomannan appears to beneficially affect total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, body weight, and fasting blood glucose.”

Glucomannan’s Anticancer Activity In 2019 Frontiers in Pharmacology undertook research titled, “A systematic Review Exploring the Anticancer Activity and Mechanisms of Glucomannan, they discovered…”As a straight-chain polymer with few branches, glucomannan was first appreciated for its role in gastroenterological disorders and metabolic diseases. Much similar to other polysaccharide extracts from traditional Chinese herbs, recently, the potential of glucomannan involved in anti-cancer therapy is being revealed. Accumulating evidence suggests that glucomannan exhibits broad but specific anti-tumour effect, when distinct cancer types are concerned”. *

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