You probably already think of fibre as one of the healthiest things to consume. It’s good for the heart, it lowers bad cholesterol, helps regulate blood sugar and gives you robust, easy going morning number 2s. You may even loosely associate it with weight loss in some way. After all, fibre does all of that stuff I just mentioned, and that has to translate to shedding some fat somewhere along the line.
It does, but I want to talk about a specific type of fibre that might help you lose fat in a healthy way, and much more quickly.
Glucomannan is considered a dietary fibre and is found in the cell walls of certain plant species. One very good source is the root of the Konjac plant – a funny looking phallic shaped plant found in eastern sub-tropical and tropical climates – which has roots that contain 40% glucomannan by weight.
This soluble fibre forms a thick mass when it comes into contact with water and can swell to 200 times its original dry-weight size.
How Does This Help You Lose Weight?
On this site we talk about active weight loss ingredients most of the time, like thermogenic fat-burners, hence the name FatBurnersForAbs. However, there are ingredients like Glucomannan which can help you to lose weight by taking a more passive approach. In fact, the combination of Glucomannan and other dynamic fat burners is likely to get even better results. More on that later.
In the context of weight loss, Glucomannan acts as an appetite suppressant. Instead of there being a chemical reaction, like there is with other ingredients, Glucomannan simply swells up in your stomach and forms a comfortable mass which makes you feel full.
Only 500mg of the stuff is needed, which can easily fit into a capsule or two with room to spare for other ingredients.
It may sound obvious, but overeating is the primary cause of weight gain and obesity. Because of that, he reduction of calories making it into your system by controlling your appetite is possibly the healthiest and fastest where to reduce fat stores. In many ways, it’s much easier than burning off calories, because they aren’t there in the first place!!
Exercise and fat-burning on top of appetite suppression is when the serious body transformation starts happening. Then you get muscle tone showing through.
How Should I Take Glucomannan?
Due to the swell factor, Glucomannan should be taken with two large glasses of water, as that will ultimately be what it absorbs.
Taking it in capsule form is also important as it ensures the fibre will get to your stomach rather than deciding to swell up anywhere else.
Therefore, always take it with lots of water, and always encased in capsule/pill form.
Are There Any Negative Side Effects?
Side effects only happen with compounds that react with the body’s system. Glucomannan is an inert fibre which passes through you and leaves nothing behind. So, no, in short. There should be no side effects.
Actually, there are other benefits, rather than negatives.
What Other Benefits Does Glucomannan Have?
The appetite suppression is the most impactful effect for weight loss, but there are other health – and fat loss – positives associated with it:
- Lowers LDL Cholesterol
- Helps control Type 2 Diabetes
- Reduces Acne
- Eases Constipation
Not bad for something that sits there and does relatively little other than swell up.
What are the Best Products with Glucomannan?
There a supplements which will contain Glucomannan as the only inclusion, and there are others which cram lots of other ingredients in there with it. For the simple fact that the price difference between these types of product is usually very small, more is better in my opinion.
We’ve reviewed what is possibly the best supplement available which does just this. It contains the recommended 500mg of Glucomannan as well as a collection of powerful fat burners, carb blockers, energizers, antioxidants and vitamins.
The product is called Instant Knockout. It looks as tough as it sounds and it is very effective at reducing fat, based on our experience and many others. Follow the link below to read the full review.