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Is Glucomannan Good For Weight Loss?

Is Glucomannan Good For Weight Loss?

The perfect addition to your daily routine, glucomannan is an EU approved supplement ingredient which is scientifically proven to support weight loss. (1) Here’s everything you need to know.  

What Is Glucomannan? 

Glucomannan is a natural, water-soluble dietary fibre that is extracted from the roots of the elephant yam plant. This extract expands in the stomach as it absorbs water, helping you to feel fuller for longer. (1) Myvitamins Glucomannan Capsules are a convenient source of this popular ingredient, helping you to support your goals from within every single day. 

‘I bought these tablets to take alongside the diet I am following. They work brilliantly!’ Myvitamins customer 

Is Glucomannan Good For Weight Loss?  

So, does glucomannan work? Studies conducted on 176 overweight people compared glucomannan to a placebo whilst on a calorie-restricted diet. After 5 weeks, weight loss was significantly higher for those consuming glucomannan than those taking the placebo. 2

In a second study on 20 subjects, glucomannan was given to the obese individuals along with instruction to make no changes to their exercise or eating habits. The results showed an average 5.5 lbs weight loss as well as a reduction in blood cholesterol levels. 3

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  1. Glucomannan in the context of an energy restricted diet contributes to weight loss. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of glucomannan in three doses of 1 g each, together with 1-2 glasses of water, before meals and in the context of an energy-restricted diet. 
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15614200/ 
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6096282/


Katie Lambert

Katie Lambert

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After studying History at The University of Leeds, Katie moved back to her home town of Manchester to start a career in content writing. Katie has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys running in her spare time. Her favourite topics to write about include healthy recipes, performance strategies and general wellbeing.