Glucomannan, or Konjac, is a form of water soluble fibre, which has been shown in research to contribute to weight loss in the context of an energy restricted diet. In addition to increasing the feeling of fullness (satiety), Konjac is believed to help the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels too.
Konjac comes from a plant of the same name, which is used to make high-fibre supplements. The plant is processed into a flour, and then a jelly, and then into a water-soluble fibre that we use in our bulk products.
Konjac has been a staple part of traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine for centuries. In fitness and nutrition, the function of konjac as a water-soluble fibre means you can bulk up meals with these supplements while adding minimal calories, helping you feel fuller for longer, and contributing to a healthy and balanced diet - perfect if you’re looking to lose weight. With less than 5 kcal per serving of our Glucomannan powder, and zero fat and sugar, you can trust these to be a low-impact addition to your diet.
Konjac supplements are designed to be implemented into meals to bulk up your plate. They’re versatile - you can put them into soups and other recipes, so they’re perfectly placed around mealtimes to maximise your sense of fullness.
Part of the beauty of konjac is that it’s plant-based, and it’s simple nutritional profile makes it an easy addition to any diet, whether you’re vegetarian or vegan, or gluten-free.
Konjac is versatile enough to be used in a range of ways, and can bulk up your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our powdered version is great for adding to shakes or smoothies. You can implement this every day as a way of battling hunger cravings, and feeling full.
Konjac noodles, with their simple ingredient list and basic nutritional structure, are suitable for a vegan diet. They should be enjoyed as part of a healthy and balanced diet, so you can get protein, carbohydrates and amino acids, as well as your much-needed fibre.
Konjac noodles typically have a very long shelf life. As a general rule, you should check the individual labels of any konjac products you have for a more precise best before date.