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NOW Glucomannan

Helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Dyslipidemia (an inbalance in blood lipids) causes coronary heart disease in young, middle-aged and elderly adults. Cholesterol lowering drugsrepresent one of most common lines of defense against heart disease and the most prolific area of prescription drug sales. High cholesterol is an increasingly pervasive condition because of poor diet and lifestyle choices. Consumers are looking for effective natural alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs, such as glucomannan, for lowering cholesterol. Glucomannan is also used in Herbal Medicine to provide gentle relief of constipation and irregularity.


Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac) is a perennial plant that grows from an elongated central corm of up to 24 cm in diameter. It is native to warm, tropical parts of East Asian where it is a popular food ingredient. Konjac has a high  fibre content, primarily composed of glucomannan, which passes through the body undigested. A number of glucomannan–based formulas exist in the market, but nonecompares to the quality and value of the NOW brand.


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.

Ingredients (each ¼ teaspoon contains):

Glucomannan …………………………………………………..…….1 g

(from Konjac Root) (Amorphophallus konjac, K. Koch)

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: None.