Konjac risks and precautions
- Dec 27, 2018 -


According to the FDA, some konjac candies have caused choking deaths in the elderly and in children. This prompted the FDA to issue an import alert in 2011 for konjac candies. Konjac candies have a gelatinous structure that doesn't dissolve in the mouth like other gelatin products.


take konjac tablets

take konjac in any form without water

have problems swallowing

Several countries have banned the use of konjac because of the high incidence of bowel or throat obstruction. Children and pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take konjac supplements.


Stop taking konjac and get medical help if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction such as:

difficulty breathing

hives or a rash

itchy skin

rapid heart rate

swelling

Konjac has been shown to lower blood sugar levels. It may slow the absorption of sugar, so people with diabetes should closely monitor their blood sugar. Consult your doctor before using konjac if you take insulin or other diabetes medications.


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