Yacon syrup/powder helps support weight loss and helps improve intestinal motility.
The powder is much better tasting than the syrup. (bought it online from a nut/seed distributor).
One teaspoon to one tablespoon can be taken before a meal (mixed into water or just taken as a sweet powder), a few minutes to an hour before the meal.
* Too much can cause intestinal distress/diarrhea, (sometimes noticed only a few days later) so the dosage should be adjusted accordingly.
Yacon also lowers hunger level, so that one needs to eat less. It is also a pre-biotic helping to grow good bacteria.
It has many other benefits. It helps against certain cancers. It is anti-fungal. It helps to lower blood sugar, to lower cholesterol, to lower blood pressure. It helps the liver.