Summer holidays around the corner and lifting of restrictions imminent, our thoughts turn to much happier times with friends and family. So much time spent inside, often in our trackies, has meant we’ve lost sight of the extra inches and ‘COVID’ kilos adding on to our bodies.
A survey conducted by CSIRO in Australia showed that almost 40% of people said they felt like they had gained weight during the lockdown and close to 60% of these people had considered dieting. The main cause of this weight gain was attributed to an increase in junk food intake, snacking and an overall reduction in physical activity.
It may be difficult to lose those additional kilos during the lockdown period. However, if you are determined to keep your weight, we may be able to assist, via a wonderful natural product. This article discusses the proposed benefits of our Konjac Root Weight Loss Formula.
What is Konjac Root?
Konjac root is a Chinese herb which has a tuberous corm underground that has been used as a gelatin substitute and for thickening foods. Konjac Root contains around 40% of the water-soluble dietary fibre called glucomannan.
Benefits of Konjac Root
Like other soluble fibers, it’s believed to promote weight loss in the following ways:
- It is very low in calories
- Glucomannan has an exceptional ability to absorb water. Once consumed with plenty of water, it expands in your stomach which helps creates a feeling of fullness and aids in suppressing your appetite
- It delays stomach emptying due to its very slow passage through the digestive tract
- It helps manage cholesterol
- It helps reduce the absorption of protein and fat
Additionally, as it is such a rich source of soluble dietary fibre, it helps maintain normal bowel function.
If you’re looking for a natural way to help you lose a few of those extra kilos, our Konjac Root Weight Loss Formula may be the right option for you. However, you must remember that this should complement a healthy diet, not replace it. Our formula comes in the form of capsules that can be taken once or twice daily with at least one full glass of water before a meal. Our Konjac Root Weight Loss Formula is completely natural. Adequate hydration is essential to avoid bloating.
There is continuing research about how konjac can effectively assist weight loss and we encourage you to consult your practitioner about how it may be able to help you. You can also consult our pharmacists to discuss the Konjac Root Weight Loss Formula. Feel free to call us on (03) 9509 7912 or contact us through our website. We are happy to provide you with advice.
Precautions: You need to maintain hydration levels to avoid abdominal pain, bloating & other digestive issues whilst taking Konjac Root. Consult your pharmacist if pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have had a gastric bypass.
Safety: There is ongoing research on the long-term safety of glucomannan. It appears to be well tolerated for short-term use with occasional side effects such as bloating, loose stools, diarrhea and constipation.
Disclaimer: This product may not be right for you. Always consult your pharmacist and read the label, including warnings and instructions for use, before consumption. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet.