Helps you feel full, so you can better control portion size and overeating.
Glucomannan+ is a natural health product that promotes satiety to help you feel full. It is a unique combination of glucomannan with chromium and gymnema extract. It is an excellent product if you are overeating at meals or consuming too much food between meals.
- Primary Use: helps to temporarily increase feelings of fullness.
- Secondary Use: supports healthy glucose metabolism
PRODUCT MONOGRAPH FOR HERBAL MAGIC
Glucomannan+ NPN 80062134
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Glucomannan is the primary ingredient in Glucomannan+. It is a soluble dietary fibre that is derived from the root of the konjac plant. It is highly viscous, which means that upon consumption, it absorbs water and expands within our digestive tracts. In doing so, it reduces the absorption of carbohydrates and cholesterol from our foods. It also slows down the rate that at which the food leaves our body1. The expansion in the digestive tract creates the feeling of fullness, leading clients to consume less food. This property makes Glucomannan+ the perfect product for clients who want to be successful on a calorie-controlled menu plan. Research suggests Glucomannan also aids in weight loss2,3 and improves health by reducing cholesterol18 and blood glucose levels, and by ensuring more regular bowel movements.1,2,3
Gymnema is an herb that has been used for over 2000 years in India’s Ayurvedic medicine to help manage blood glucose levels. Research studies suggest that it lowers blood glucose levels by inhibiting glucose uptake.4 In addition, gymnema also provides the great benefit of being able to alter taste buds to suppress the sensation of sweet foods.5
Chromium is an essential mineral involved in regulating blood glucose levels by enhancing insulin activity. It stabilizes blood sugar, resulting in less hunger and more steady energy throughout the day. It also helps a number of enzymes in glucose metabolism and energy production. Chromium is also involved in supporting mechanisms involving carbohydrate and fat metabolism.6,7
Adults aged 19+: First time users: Begin with 1 cap 3x/day before each meal. If you do not experience any discomfort, gradually increase your dosage to 2 caps 3x/day before each meal. Take 2 hours apart from other medications. Take each dose with at least 240 ml (8 oz.) water. Taking this product with insufficient liquid may result in choking and/or obstruction of the throat, esophagus, or intestine. Don’t take at bedtime.
CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS
Loose stools, flatulence, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort have been reported. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty swallowing or breathing after taking this product. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience symptoms of hypoglycemia including feelings of anxiety, dizziness, tremor, sweating, nausea or headaches.
Do not use if you have difficulty swallowing. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or diabetic.
Glucomannan (Amorphophallus konjac tuber)….........….…500 mg
Gymnema leaf extract 5:1 (Gymnema sylvestre)……………50 mg (250 mg crude)
Standardized to: 25% Gymnemic acids
Chromium (chromium chloride)………………………..............50 mcg
Hypromellose, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, silica.
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2 Keithley J, Swanson B. Glucomannan and obesity: a critical review. Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;11(6):30-4. Review. PubMed PMID: 16320857.
3 Health Canada. Natural Health Products Directorate. Product Monographs. Glucomanan-Capsule. 2010. Available at: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=104&lang=eng Accessed 05 May, 20164 Shimizu K, Iino A, Nakajima J, Tanaka K, Nakajyo S, Urakawa N, Atsuchi M, Wada T, Yamashita C.
4. Suppression of glucose absorption by some fractions extracted from Gymnema sylvestre leaves. J Vet Med Sci. 1997 Apr;59(4):245-51. PubMed PMID: 9152931.
5 Suttisri R, Lee IS, Kinghorn AD. Plant-derived triterpenoid sweetness inhibitors. J Ethnopharmacol. 1995 Jun 23;47(1):9-26. Review. PubMed PMID: 7564423.
6 Cefalu WT, Frank B. Role of Chromium in Human Health and in Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2004;27:(11)2741-2751.
7 Health Canada. Natural Health Products Directorate. Product Monographs. Chromium (from non-picolinate souces) . 2009. Available at: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=64&lang=eng Accessed 05 May 2016