The Benefits of Glucomannan For Natural Weight Loss

There are very few ingredients out there that can say they have approved and proven claims to help weight loss, but the EU Commission has ruled Glucommanan as an effective nutrient to help us lose weight naturally.

What is glucomannan?

Glucomannan is a natural, water-soluble dietary fibre extracted from the roots of the elephant yam, also known as konjac (pictured above). 

Glucomannan works by expanding up to 50 times in your stomach, which sets off your stretch receptors and sends the hormone 'leptin' up to the brain, which tells us we're full! Thanks to these unique properties, glucomannan can help support weight loss.

How does glucomannan work?

Once glucomannan has been consumed, it begins to take up space in your stomach which then promotes a feeling of fullness (satiety) and as a result, food intake is reduced at mealtimes due to a lack of appetite. 

It's also been studied that glucomannan feeds the friendly bacteria in your intestine, turning it into short-chain fatty acids like butyrate which can help support your digestive health.

If you're not yet convinced, in the largest glucomannan study, 176 overweight (but seen as healthy) people on a calorie-restricted diet were randomly assigned either a glucomannan supplement (from 3 varying dosages) or a placebo.

The results showed that weight loss, when paired with a balanced diet, was significantly greater among those who supplemented with glucomannan rather than the placebo.

Primal Living SlimShotz

Here at Primal Living, we're highly aware of the fact that while there's a huge range of “slimming” products on the market, many contain artificial sweeteners, sugar and other man-made ingredients. Sadly, these will not help you lose weight.

As a result, we've made something a little different and have formulated a natural slimming product that is 100% natural, made with glucomannan, packed with nutrition, and, above all, works. Slimshotz is made with totally natural ingredients and has been developed to include 12 other health benefits, thanks to the additional vitamins and minerals we added. 

How to use SlimShotz 

Our SlimShotz is usually added to water but can also be added to pre-workout and post-workout shakes for an extra shot of fibre and minerals. Here’s how to make your Slimshotz drink:

  1. Empty the Slimshotz sachet into a dry cup or glass
  2. Add cold water (about the amount of a cup of tea).
  3. Stir continually, shake or blend (depending on your preference)
  4. Drink immediately unless you like a more jellied drink

Repeat three times a day and around 30 minutes before your next meal or snack.

To find out more about SlimShotz (including other health benefits), or to purchase, head to our SlimShotz product page here. And whilst you're there, make sure you check out what our Primal customers have to say about our most popular product via Trust Pilot!

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