Glucomannan is an appetite suppressant that is banned in Australia in tablet form.
Glucomannan swells in the stomach to create a feeling of fullness. It is used as an appetite suppressant.
Risk and injuries
Glucomannan in tablet form can cause choking and suffocation. The tablet is likely to swell prematurely and cause a blockage in the throat.
Glucomannan in tablet form is banned in Australia.
- Glucomannan in capsule and powder form do not pose the same choking hazard as tablets. These products are not banned, and are widely available for purchase.