Contributes to weight loss with an energy restricted diet.
There’s scientific consensus that the reduction of body weight is a beneficial physiological effect for overweight individuals. Clinical intervention studies found a statistically significant effect of Glucomannan on body weight loss in the context of an energy-restricted diet when administered as a pre-load before meals, and that the mechanism by which Glucomannan could exert the claimed effect is established: this soluble-type of fiber forms a viscous, gel-like mass in the stomach when hydrated, and this “mass effect” could delay gastric emptying and induce satiety leading to a decrease in subsequent energy intake. Therefore the conclusion is that a cause and effect relationship can be established between the consumption of Glucomannan and the reduction of body weight in the context of an energy-restricted diet*.
The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 grams of Glucomannan in 3 doses of 1 g each (3×2 capsules). Similarly, on the basis of available scientific data it is concluded that there is a cause and effect relationship between the consumption of Glucomannan and the reduction of blood cholesterol concentrations. Maintaining normal blood cholesterol is beneficial to health! Glucomannan contributes to the maintenance of normal cholesterol levels*, and the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 4 grams of Glucomannan (8 capsules).
*These statements have been scientifically proven by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and authorized by the European Commission (EC).