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This is authentic Konjac

LuraLean Special Propolmannan Particle Size
120 Vegetarian Capsules

Remember when you were young and ate whatever you wanted without thinking twice?  Back then, your body burned through calories so fast, you didn't have to worry about it.  Time has long since turned the tables and turned your body against you.  Unavoidable age-related metabolic changes have transformed perfectly normal digestive processes into dietary dangers.

For instance, carbohydrates and fats pass into your bloodstream after each meal almost the same way they did when you were young but your body simply cant utilize them as efficiently.  The result?  Negative side effects that spike triglycerides, blood sugar, and insulin that negatively impact your health, expand your waistline, and ultimately affect every system in your body over time.

Propolmannan Versus Glucomannan
Now you can safely blunt these dangerous after-meal side effects with new LuraLean Special Propolmannan particle size ... a breakthrough in digestive support for healthy body weight.  Propolmannan is many times more effective than typical glucomannan (such as Lipozene) made from Konjac, a tuber of the same species used in propolmannan.

LuraLean consists of propolmannan, a highly purified, natural dietary fiber patented in 33 countries.  It comes from Amorphophallus japonica, a rare tuberous plant found only in the mountainous regions of northern Japan.

Propolmannan boasts the highest molecular weight of any water-soluble fiber in the natural world.1  Using cutting-edge technology, it has been reduced to a special particle size that maximizes density while remaining in a desirable viscous form.  A 500 milligram capsule of propolmannan contains more fiber than the same milligram amount from other plants.1  Just as importantly, natural enzymes that would otherwise cause it to break down during digestion have been removed.2-7

This is what sets LuraLean propolmannan apart.  Because of its high molecular weight, particle size, durability, and viscous structure, LuraLean passes intact through your entire digestive tract.  Its unique sponge-like matrix then acts with positive side effects to impede excess calories from entering your bloodstream in three ways:

1. Absorbs water and quickly expands in the stomach, to make you feel full faster,

2. Impedes the breakdown and assimilation of dietary fats by "soaking up" bile acids in the small intestine, shuttling them safely out of the body,8

3. Slows the rapid emptying of food from your stomach into the small intestine, blunting the after-meal glucose spike that would normally result.
In other words, LuraLean forms a stable, viscous barrier that slows down normal digestive processes intrinsic to body fat storage virtually side effects free.

Placebo-controlled studies confirm its ability to induce moderate weight loss by reducing the rate of carbohydrate absorption and consistently lowering after-meal elevations in blood glucose, triglyceride, and LDL levels.9,10

Four 500 milligram capsules of LuraLean Special Propolmannan particle size taken before the two heaviest meals of the day can help you turn back the clock on age-related metabolic changes and will become an integral component of your weight management program.

This supplement should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program.  Results may vary.


Supplement Facts:  Serving Size - 4 Vege capsules.  Servings/Container - 30.

  Amount / Serving

LuraLean propolmannan (Amorphophallus konjac K. Koch, ssp. Amorphophallus japonica) fiber extract (root)

2,000 mg

Other ingredients:  Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule), stearic acid.


This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice.  Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.

LuraLean is a registered trademark of AHD International LLC.

What Differentiates Propolmannan from Glucomannan?

Konjac glucomannan is a similar plant to propolmannan.  They both are of the Amorphophallus genus that is used in Asian cuisine to thicken sauces, make fruit jellies, and to create konyaku, a stretchy noodle that is popular in Japan.11  Konjac glucomannan, however, does not yield the extraordinarily high quality material that makes propolmannan so effective.

Many health claims have been made for Konjac glucomannan.  But, only by starting with the superior propolmannan of A. japonica and completely removing its catabolic enzymes.  As a result, the highly soluble/highly viscous fiber in propolmannan gains the ability to remain intact in the digestive tract.  There, it can form a sponge that binds to bile acids and impede dietary fat absorption.7-12

This sponge function not only decreases appetite but delays the emptying of food from the stomach into the small intestines -- slowing down the influx of carbohydrates and fats into the bloodstream.  This slower rate of gastric emptying helps keep blood sugar levels more stable than the typical sharp peaks after carbohydrate foods are eaten.2

As you will read in this series of fasting articles, reducing postprandial (after-meal) glucose spikes promotes the beneficial expression of longevity genes observed in organisms that are calorie restricted.

Dosage and Use: Take four capsules with 8 to 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before the two heaviest meals, not to exceed eight capsules daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.  Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking.  See choking warning.

Caution and Side Effects:  Take at least two hours apart from medications.  Because this product may lower blood glucose, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are taking blood glucose lowering medication.  Do not take fiber supplements with oil-based products such as CLA, flax seed oil, krill, fish oil, GLA (borage), or CoQ10.  Do not use if abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting is present.

CHOKING:  Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking.  Do not take this product if you are having difficulty swallowing.  If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.

Warnings Information:

  • Keep Konjac Fiber Root Extract (LuraLean) out of reach of children,
  • Do not exceed recommended dose,
  • If you have a bad reaction or unwanted side effects, discontinue use immediately,
  • When using Konjac Fiber Root Extract (LuraLean), please inform your physician.

Konjac/Propolmannan Vs Lipozene (glucomannan) - Page 2

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1. http://shimizuchemical.co.jp/eng/propol/index.html, accessed July 28, 2010.
2. Eur J Pharmaceut Biopharmaceut. 2009;72:453-62.
3. Agr Biol Chem. 1975;39(2):301-12.
4. U.S. Patent 3,856,945
5. U.S. Patent 3,928,322
6. U.S. Patent 3,973,008
7. U.S. Patent 3,767,424
8. Progress in Obesity Research. John Libbey & Company, Ltd., 1990:507-14.
9. Int J Obes. 1984;8(4):289-93.
10. Curr Ther Res. 1989 Nov;46(5):908-12.
11. Chua M, Baldwin TC, Hocking TJ, Chan K. Traditional uses and potential health benefits of Amorphophallus konjac K. Koch ex N.E.Br. J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Mar 24;128(2):268-78.
12. Shimahara H, Suzuki H, Sugiyama N, Nisizawa K. Partial purification ofmannanases from the Konjac tubers and their substrate specificity in relation to the structure of Konjac glucomannan. Agr Biol Chem. 1975;39(2):301-12.

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