Konjac Root Fiber Dense Glucomannan (100% Natural)
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As others have suggested, I don't believe the capsule is dissolving in time to work... In fact, I saw a whole, undissolved capsule in the toilet this morning!!! (sorry about that, but it does paint a picture, no?!) I drink almost 100 ounces of water each day and drink over 16oz when I take the capsule, so I'm doing all I can to use this product properly. Further, timing recommendations range from 15 minutes to 1 hour before a meal and I stay within this range. (Though Swanson doesn't give a timing recommendation.) I imagine the timing recommendation is to maximize satiety but I'm taking it for it's prebiotic properties.
Since I bought 3 bottles and I still believe in the powder just not the delivery system, I'll keep using it but I'll open the capsules and stir the powder briskly into 8oz water and drink quickly, as instructed by Now Foods (sells their powder form on Amazon).
I'm giving 2 leaves because of the capsule malfunction and trouble involved in getting the powder to work. If I'd wanted to mix powder in water, I'd've purchased powder. I like Swanson and believe they offer quality products at exceptional prices but they should have caught this!
May 15, 2015
Does not work!
Supposed to help me lose weight; did not do that at all.
January 25, 2015
They do not dissolve
These pills do not dissolve, they pass right through. I will try and break the capsules before swallowing and see if that makes a difference. Then I will revise my review.
August 19, 2014
easy to swallow
This product is easy to take compared to traditional bulk fiber supplements. It works better too. One at night after your last meal.
August 2, 2014
KONJAC ROOT FIBER
I have had good results from Konjac root in the past from a different company. This capsule passes right through you without dissolving, even though taken as directed with a full glass of water. VERY DISAPPOINTED.
March 2, 2014
Does what it is supposed to do
Works as expected and far less expensive than the commercial supplement
November 18, 2013
i take one of these w/each meal to boost my fiber content
September 9, 2013
affordable, filling and moving
September 6, 2013
My husband loves it!
My husband takes the Konjac Root and loves it. He says it helps make him feel more full throughout the day causing him to snack less.
This is the same ingredient as what is found in Lipozene at stores/online yet way cheaper to buy from Swanson! You get more pills for half the cost!
August 29, 2013
Seems to be helping.
I take this along with Cissus Quadrangularis and garcinia cambogia and I am starting to lose weight. I really think it is helping.
August 22, 2013
I wanted to get this because it's the active ingredient in commercial weight-loss products, and I could use a little help.
First the good: It does what it says, and helps you feel satisfied with less food.
The "bad": If, like me, you eat when you don't feel hungry, it (unsurprisingly) won't be of as much help.
I've only taken it for a few days though, so it's too early to tell if I'll have positive results.
So it's not a miracle supplement, but you probably knew that. Simply put: If you need a little bit of help feeling fuller on less food, this is perfect. If cutting back in and of itself is your problem, you might want to try something else.
That said, I'm going to continue and see what sorts of results I get over the next few weeks.
August 18, 2013
The product does what I hoped.
August 5, 2013
Great value :)
This is a gear value for the price.
July 28, 2013
I read a few other reviews that said they did not dissolve but I gave it a try. They do not dissolve. I tried in water, vinegar which is like digestive enzymes in stomach, warm water, and lemon because of the acid. None of them dissolved even after hours. Glucomannan is a good product but does no good if the capsule will not dissolve. I opened capsules and poured in the water. I will finish the bottle that way but will not get this one again.
June 30, 2013
I take this in the morning with a smoothie. Helps me stay full until lunch. Great way to get some fiber in your diet.
June 26, 2013
Used for almost six months now for extra fiber. Very effective. Make sure to drink a full glass of water with the product.
June 18, 2013
Alternate with apple pectin
I use this in place of apple pectin so I don't get sensitive to any one fiber. It works very well for my purposes, taken at night it helps me to stay asleep.
June 5, 2013
I use this product as directed, 30 min before meals and I do feel full faster! It really does work!
May 13, 2013
Seems effective when taken with other supplements. I am fearful of taking any fiber that is not already suspended in water. I therefore take it by emptying a capsule or two into a couple ounces of water.
April 22, 2013
I saw this product discussed on an episode of THE DR. OZ SHOW in 2011, and I have been using it since. It serves two valuable functions, if used correctly: It promotes regularity AND satiation. I feel fuller when I eat smaller portions, and I am very regular. I take two capsules with a full glass of water every four hours. To me, it is safe, affordable, and beneficial. I will be using this product for the rest of my life.
April 21, 2013
I have been taking this for 2 weeks and I have no complaints. On the other hand, I can't judge it's benefits yet. I'll post an updated review after 30 days.
April 14, 2013
It's a good product
I learned about this product on Dr. OZ about 1.5 years ago. I really like the product. In the time I have taken it I have lost 10 pounds. I know its not a lot of weight but I have had a easy time maintaining the weight Im at. I stopped taking it for about a week and I could tell the difference. When Im on konjac root I feel better. It took about 3 months to feel the difference. I love it and will continue to take it.
April 7, 2013
Very good product!
This glucomannan product is a great value and does help in causing a full feeling before eating. For me, it is best to take 3 capsules about 15 minutes before eating with a full glass of water. I have seen some information that indicates to take 1 hour before eating. I think it would be best to perform trials by each individual as to what time would work best.
April 7, 2013
Good appetite suppressant
I take two capsules as directed before each meal. I do not eat as much and can control my caloric intake.
March 9, 2013
Great Source of Fiber
I have tried a few similar products but the Swanson Glucomannon is the most convenient and a great value. Other brands have huge horse pills that make me gag. These are easy to swallow, to bring along while traveling, and work well to add fiber to my diet.
February 24, 2013