Is It Effective?There is actually some evidence that the substance may be effective for type 2 diabetes, and preliminary studies suggest that it may help with constipation, high cholesterol, and obesity as well.
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Dosing InformationAs with any other fiber, a large quantity of glucomannan is usually necessary in order to produce the desired effects. The recommended dose will vary depending on the particular product and the condition being treated.
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Side Effects of GlucomannanAs with any fiber product, glucomannan may cause certain digestive symptoms (such as bloating or gas). There have also been reports of the tablets getting stuck in the throat.
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Drug InteractionsGlucomannan may interact with a number of other medications or supplements (see Glucomannan Drug Interactions).