Konjac root, also known as Konjac Glucomannan, is derived from the Konjac plant and consists of polysaccharide chains that cannot be absorbed by the digestive system. After consumption, the root displays properties within the digestive system that can control hunger and decrease calorie intake. It does this by absorbing large quantities of water, up to 200 times its weight! Helping to give you a feeling of fullness and thus reducing your appetite for more food. It also slows down the rate of digestion and inhibits the uptake of fat and cholesterol into your system.