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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Supplements: Konjac (Glucomannan) Root

Konjac Root is an excellent source of water soluble dietary fiber.  It is beneficial for blood cleansing, cholesterol levels, constipation, diabetes, digestion, detoxification, digestive disorders, and diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, hypertension, hypoglycemia, obesity and pancreas disorders.  Side effects include the ability to inhibit absorption of cholesterol and glucose by the gastrointestinal system, as well as strong laxative effects, bloating, and gas.  It can also help you feel fuller after taking it, which will promote weight loss by eating less.  Make sure to take a multivitamin while taking Konjac Root.  Dosage is 1 gram 1 hour before meal times and can be taken up to 4 times daily.  The plant is grown primarily in parts of Asia.

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