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  • Helps deliver substantial and rapid weight loss 1,2 A nutritionally-complete total food replacement program
  • Restricts energy intake to less than 800 calories a day
  • Can be used safely in patients with various chronic diseases 5
  • Maintains patients’ vital nutrition and health 2–4
  • Side effects are usually transient.


We are currently facing a global obesity crisis and here in the GCC it has reached epidemic proportions. The related health issues include a dramatically increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

Please click here to learn more about this very important issue.

Reasons to Lose Weight

It’s not about how you look, it's about your health. Being overweight or obese can affect your basic health and quality of life. It can:

  • Make you more likely to develop certain medical conditions.
  • Make having some medical conditions more challenging.

In fact, the more overweight you are, the more likely you are to be faced with obesity-related health risks. That's why bringing your weight down is so important: it can help lower your chances of developing certain health problems, and even help you manage some conditions you already have. If your BMI, or Body Mass Index, measures 30 or more, losing even some of the excess weight with OPTIFAST can make a difference in your life.

Optifast is clinically proven to help you achieve significant weight loss6

  • For patients with type 2 diabetes, the OPTIFAST VLCD program has also been shown to normalise beta cell function and hepatic insulin sensitivity 3

After 26 weeks on the Optifast program, men and women lost an average 25% of their starting body weight6

  • The OPTIFAST VLCD program can help patients achieve substantial and rapid weight loss 4
  • On average, patients achieve a weight loss of 1.5–2.5 kg/week 2
  • With lifestyle changes, weight loss can be sustained into the future 4

Weight loss with Optifast can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood glucose levels, blood pressure and waist size.8

  • Use with Caution: Acute Cerebrovascular, cardiovascular disease, renal, hepatic, porphyria, type 1 diabetes, overt psychosis, Gout
  • Unsuitable: Pregnant and lactating, Infants, children, Adolescents (below 18).Elderly (Above 65)

1. Drawert S et al. Obes Res 1996;4(Suppl 1):66S.

2. Mustajoki P and Pekkarinen T. Obes Rev 2001;2:61–72.

3. Lim EL et al. Diabetologia-2011;54:2506–14.

4. Delbridge E and Proietto J. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2006;15:49–54

6. Purcell K, Sumithran P, Prendergast LA, et al. The Effect of Rate of Weight Loss on Long-Term Weight Management: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014;2:954-62

7.Hammond RA, Levine R. The economic impact of obesity in the United States. Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity : targets and therapy. 2010;3:285-295. doi:10.2147/DMSOTT.S7384.

8. Steven S, Hollingsworth KG, Al-Mrabeh A, Avery L, Aribisala B, Caslake M, Taylor R. Very Low-Calorie Diet and 6 Months of Weight Stability in Type 2 Diabetes: Pathophysiological Changes in Responders and Nonresponders. Diabetes Care 2016 May;39(5):808-15.

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