Obesity is a necessary evil that has gripped modern society. In the United States of America , about 65% of the adult population is grossly overweight. It has been revealed that while about 50 million individuals attempt to lose every year in the United States , only about 5% are ultimately successful in doing so. There are several reasons behind this as most of the various weight loss diets, pills and supplements that are available in the market are actually of little use and are unable to cause effective weight loss. under such circumstances, it has been observed, that several individuals opt for natural products as these are considered to be safer and therefore having lesser side effects compared to the various other weight loss components derived from artificial sources. Glucomannan is a prevalent weight loss product which is obtained form the konjac plant and has been used in Japan for several centuries and has effectively proved itself as being successful in causing weight loss. There have been several studies conducted by researchers on the efficiency of glucomannan which has proved beyond doubt that upon the consumption of glucomannan for eight weeks as prescribed by a medical practitioner, an individual could lose up to 5 and a half pounds on an average.
In recent times, a growing trend that has been noticed is that not only adults, children too are falling victims easily to obesity. The use of glucomannan in children has proved to be effective as well in resulting in weight loss. In case of the usage of glucomannan it is necessary to point out that the weight loss is induced by the reduction of fat which occurs as a result of low glucose release within the body. Therefore the reduction of glucose level is also beneficial in controlling the sugar level in blood apart from aiding weight loss. However, there are certain factors which are necessary to be borne in mind in case of implementing the usage of glucomannan. One of the premier factors is to ensure that along with the consumption of glucomannan, minerals and multivitamins also need to be consumed. The reason behind this is that the nutrient composition in the body is reduced greatly during the consumption of glucomannan and therefore the vitamin and mineral supplements are required in order to maintain the balance and ensure total nourishment to the body. Over the years, various studies have proved that glucomannan is effective for causing weight loss.