Adult Dosage (for Cholesterol Lowering): Take ¼ teaspoon 3 times daily. For each gram of glucomannan, mix with at least 240 mL liquid (water, milk, fruit juice or similar aqueous beverage). Stir briskly and drink immediately. Not to be taken immediately before bedtime. Take ½ to 1 hour before meals. Take 2 hours before or after taking other medications. Taking this product with insufficient liquid may result in choking and/or esophageal blockage/obstruction of the throat, esophagus or intestine. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 8 weeks.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes, and/or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use this product if you have difficulty swallowing. Loose stools, flatulence, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort have been reported. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.
Ingredients (each ¼ teaspoon contains):
Glucomannan ………………………………………………………1 g
(from Konjac Root) (Amorphophallus konjac, K. Koch)
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Dani: about a year ago
I use this for quite a different purpose but wow, does it ever deliver. I make my own shampoos, body washes, etc for myself and my family. I make them as natural and plant-based as possible (no, I don't use castile soap as it's too alkaline for hair or skin) but one challenge has been thickening them. Most shampoos use thickeners that I don't want to use for my family. Xanthan gum can be ok but it doesn't thicken svery type of surfactant. Konjac root powder thickens my products beautifully and provides beautiful slip. In fact, just a little jonjac root powder and water will make a beautiful, natural detangler. It is so versatile and a little goes a long way. If you want to start using this in your own DIY products, start with the detangler. It will be chemical free and so luxurious feeling and it does the job. Love, love, love konjac root powder!!!