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tonyaraven
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   Posted 2/21/2018 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, has anyone heard or used glucomannan? I ran across it when I was searching for constipation relief. It seems like some people use it as a binder.

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   Posted 2/21/2018 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucomannan

Magnesium is probably a better choice in helping AM elimination, it relaxes the nervous system, muscles and is essential to gut health. Mag citrate is a little more effective for elimination than mag glycinate, but both still absorb and offer the other benefits too. Mag oxide is strictly a laxative and it does not absorb past the gut.

tonyaraven
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   Posted 2/21/2018 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Astroman. I did read that it works as a binder, but curious if anyone has used it.

tonyaraven
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   Posted 3/3/2018 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello! I just wanted to share what I found out about glucomannan. My llmd said it is actually an excellent binder and can help reduce a herx. It is also good for constipation. I've been making a pudding out of it which I really like, I'll share the ingredients just in case any of you would like to try it! (I get the powdered glucomannan on Amazon, think I paid $11 for a bottle or right around there). Here is the recipe:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 t glucomannan
sweetener of your choice ( I use stevia, not totally sure the right measurement, still playing with that!)
1 T cocoa powder (unsweetened)

Put in microwave for 1 min and 30 sec or if you prefer not to use a microwave I'm sure cooking in a pot for a couple minutes would work. Make sure you really stir before and after then put in the fridge to cool.

I really like it and it's kind of nice to think I'm getting benefits from eating a treat! You can google other recipes too, it's used as a thickener.

ChickenArise
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   Posted 3/4/2018 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Ordered this to try as a binder, thanks for discussing.

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tonyaraven
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   Posted 3/4/2018 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Sure! The funny (yet somewhat sad) is not long after I posted that I had a horrible herx that hasn't gone away. So crazy how quickly things can change! I'd love to say it totally stopped my herx but that wouldn't be the truth, but hopefully it might help! I guess sometimes it's really hard to know exactly what is helping. At least it's yummy, at least I think it is!

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   Posted 3/4/2018 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
for constipation, try uppping your probiotic. take 3, then 5, then 9, per day etc.

just keep going up till you get a movement. if that works you can then start making your own yogurt to make the probiotics stretch further if money is an issue.
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