Glucomanna is an unabsorbable polysaccharide composed of glucose and mannose that is derived from konjac root (Amorphophallus konjac). Glucomannan contains an insoluble fiber that may increase water absorption of stools.
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Cautions Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid glucomannan supplements. Glucomannan must be taken with adequate amounts of fluids. Inadequate fluid intake may cause glucomannan to swell and block the throat, esophagus or intestines. Tablet forms of glucomannan should be voided. Glucomannan should not be taken before going to bed.