All about alli
the first and only non-prescription weight loss treatment licensed throughout Europe
alli contains orlistat 60mg and is clinically proven, evidence-based weight loss treatment that has been available without a prescription in the US since June 2007
alli is not a quick fix. It’s for overweight people who realise there is no such thing as a miracle pill/diet, and who accept that a healthy diet and physical activity are the foundations of weight loss and weight management
alli rewards its users for their hard work. Add alli to a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet helps them lost 50% more weight.
alli contains orlistat, an extensively studied weight loss treatment with a strong prescription heritage. Orlistat (120 mg) has been used in over 30 million patients worldwide. Over 100 clinical studies have established the safety and efficacy profile of orlistat (120 mg), with data from more than 30,000 patients
The alli programme is a balanced, healthy approach to weight loss that encompasses the alli capsule and a range of personalised, useful advice and support to you achieve your weight loss goal.
The alli programme includes:
- Meal plans
- Excercise suggestions
- BMI guidance
- Website with information, advice, tools and a discussion forum
How does alli work?
alli works locally in the digestive system with less than 2% absorption. alli does not act on the brain, speed up metabolism or raise blood pressure.
- Consumed fat (triglycerides) enters the digestive system
- alli binds to and inactivates lipases and prevents the absorption of about 25% of consumed fat. The undigested fat passes naturally out of the body in the stools
The benefits of alli
- Almost 50% of users lost at least 5% bodyweight over 6 months
- Over 15% of users lost at least 10% bodyweight over 6 months
In a 3-month ‘real world’ study, the majority of alli users maintained a healthy diet throughout the course
- > 90% lost weight
- > 50% exercised harder or more frequently
Note: 80% of users were satisfied or very satisfied with the weight loss achieved
Overweight Health Facts
- Obesity increases the risk of sudden death by 300%
- Obesity caused over 9000 premature deaths a year in the UK
- On average, obese people lose around nine years of life
Benefits of Weight Loss (>10kg)
- Death – 20–25 % drop in all causes of death
- Cancer – 40–50% reduction in obesity–related cancer deaths
- Diabetes – ½ the chance of developing diabetes and related illnesses
- Improved lung function
- Reduced back and joint pain
- Reduced breathlessness
- Less sleep disturbance
BMI (kg/m squared) Classifications
Underweight: < 18.5
Normal range: 18.5 – 24.9
Overweight: 25 – 29.9
Dosage and Side Effects
One alli capsule to be taken three times daily with each main meal containing fat (taken with water immediately before, during or up to one hour after the meal). This usually means one capsule at breakfast, lunch and dinner. No more than three 60mg capsules should be taken in 24 hours.
Note: alli only works if it is taken with a meal that contains fat. If someone misses a mean they shouldn’t take an alli capsule as alli has zero-effect upon non fat intake diets.
If a dose is missed and it is less than an hour since the last main meal (containing fat), then the dose can be taken. However, if more than an hour has elapsed since the last main meal, that capsule should be missed.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment with alli should not exceed 6 months.
If not weight has been lost after 12 weeks of using alli then please consider the following factors:
- Have you adjusted your diet to reduced calories and lower fat?
- Are you taking alli 3 times daily with a balanced diet or are you finding it hard to manage?
- Have you increased your activity levels?
Note: If no weight loss is experienced after implementing lifestyle changes and taking alli correctly then it is advised that you stop using alli.
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alli’s most common side effects are ‘diet-related treatment effects’ that are largely manageable.
Diet-related treatment effects include:
- Wind (flatulence), with or without oily spotting
- Sudden bowel motions
- Fatty or oily stools
- Soft stools
Other effects range from:
- Addominal pain
- Liquid stools
- Faecal incontinence
- Increased defaecation
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Skin blistering
- Mild rectal bleeding
alli is not for:
- Under 18’s
- Pregnant or breast-feeding women
- People taking ciclosporin
- People taking warfarin or other oral anticoagulants
- People with chronic malabsorption syndrome
- People with cholestasis (condition where the flow of bile from the lover is blocked)
- People who may be allergic to any of the ingredients of alli