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  • 340 mg of glucomannan before each meal increased weight loss by 2.9 lbs

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    Monday, April 02, 2007 3:47 am Email this article
    Women given 340 mg of glucomannan before meals and who were on a 1200 calorie per day diet lost an average of 8.4 pounds in five weeks compared to 5.5 pounds for those given a placebo, a difference of 2.9 pounds, according to a study from the University of Tromso in Tromso, Norway. Doses

    Doses: 340 mg of glucomannan before each meal

    The women took 6 tablets fifteen minutes before each meal and 4 tablets at 3 PM.

    The fiber supplement they took was called Chrombalance.

    Each tablet contained:

    This means that before each meal they took:

    And at 3 PM they took

    The total daily intake was:


    Low Doses As Effective

    420 mg of glucomannan per day as effective as 4320 mg

    The authors of this study noted that 420 mg of glucomannan per day, as used in this study, was as effective doses 10 times this high used in another study they performed.



    Subjects: 52 women

    The study involved 52 mild to moderately overweight women who were 19- to 60-years-old.


    Thank You

    Thank you to Todd Budreau

    Thank you to Todd Budreau for sending me this study.


    Other Glucomannan Studies

    Other glucomannan studies here

    Other glucomannan studies can be found here.


    Birketvedt G, Shimshi M, Erling T, Florholmen J. Experiences with three different fiber supplements in weight reduction. Med Sci Monit. 2005 Jan, 11(1): PI5-8.


    Dr. Grethe Støa Birketvedt
    Laboratory of Gastroenterology
    Institute of Clinical Medicine
    University of Tromso
    Tromso, Norway
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