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Forbes: 7 New Weight Loss Supplements That Really Work

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6. Glucomannan

Derived from an Asian plant called Konjac, glucomannan is a fiber considered extremely effective for diabetes and blood sugar control, with the additional properties of weight loss. Another natural treatment for obesity with a Natural Standard Evidence Grade of B, glucomannan has also been used as a food source—whether fried, baked or as a candy—and as a gel to be applied to the skin. It helps absorb water in the digestive tract, reducing cholesterol and carbohydrate absorption.

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