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CHOCOLATE OPTIFAST VLCD
Optifast VLCD Sachets - Chocolate 21x 40gm
Presentation: Packs of twenty one sachets (one week supply) of powder formula in chocolate flavour.
Uses: Total food replacement for the overweight. Optifast„µ VLCD is intended for use as part of the management of the moderately to severely overweight, even when there is associated secondary pathology e.g. non-insulin-dependent diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism corrected by replacement therapy, gynaecological disorders, hyperlipidaemia or where obesity is an impediment to surgery.
Monitoring: At the commencement of treatment, patients should be checked for normal renal and hepatic function and thereafter regular checks for weight, blood pressure and urinalysis.
Contraindications: Acute cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease, renal disease, hepatic disease, juvenile onset diabetes, porphyria or overt psychosis.
Use in pregnancy. Contraindicated. Use in lactation. Contraindicated. Use in children. Modified fasting is not recommended for treatment of childhood weight problems. Selenium-containing products are not suitable for use by children under the age of 15 years.
Precautions: Patients with recent myocardial infarction should be referred to a cardiologist to determine suitability for modified fasting. Patients should be screened for gall bladder disorders prior to commencement of modified fasting using Optifast VLCD.
Patients receiving medication for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia or those on lithium therapy may require a reduction in dose or withdrawal of treatment whilst undergoing modified fasting. Such patients should be monitored carefully in the first weeks of a Optifast VLCD program.
Patients with a history of hepatic or renal disease should also be monitored carefully. Patients on lithium therapy require more frequent monitoring of blood lithium levels. Alcohol should not be consumed when using Optifast VLCD.
Chocolate. Contains caseinates (milk protein), non-fat milk solids, maltodextrin, sugar, cocoa, sunflower oil, flavours, colour (160a), emulsifier (322), saccharin sodium, antioxidant and micronutrients as listed in Table 1
Typical Analysis Table 1 per 40g sachet Energy 638 kJ (152 Cal) Protein 17.3 g Fat 2.3 g Carbohydrate - total - sugars 15.0 g 11.8 g Calcium (total) 300 mg Sodium (total) 332 mg Potassium (total) 668 mg Added Nutrients per 40g sachet Retinyl acetate (Vitamin A acetate) 333 microgram (1,100 IU) Thiamine HCl (Vitamin B1) 530 microgram Riboflavine (Vitamin B2) 667 microgram Nicotinamide 6 mg Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) 2.67 mg Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6) 667 microgram Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) 1 microgram Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 25 mg Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) 1.667 microgram (66.67 IU) dl-alpha-Tocopherol (Vitamin E) 4 mg (4.4 IU) Biotin (Vitamin H) 67 microgram Phytomenadione (Vitamin K1) 33 microgram Folic acid 133 microgram Calcium (added only – not total) 17 mg Chromium 33 microgram Copper 833 microgram Iron 5 mg Magnesium 116 mg Manganese 1 mg Molybdenum 67 microgram Iodine 50 microgram Potassium (added only – not total) 463 mg Selenium (inorganic form) 17 microgram Sodium (added only – not total) 166 mg Zinc 5 mg
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