Optavia Products and/or Diet Plans Cause Illness
An 11-year veteran coach states that gut issues, and severe gut issues are common.
Additional admissions from other reps describe similar and more severe symptoms.
There is well-documented history of consumers suffering gastrointestinal and other health problems as a result of consuming Medifast/Optavia products.
Gastrointestinal problems persist despite marketing claims that the new Optavia product line is "natural" and has probiotics that support digestive and immune health.
Rapid weight loss crash/starvation diets, such as the Optavia 5 and 1 program, causes gallstone development in 10-25% of people, according to a scientific study.
Gas and bloating are so common that consumers have coined the term "Medifarts" to describe the symptoms associated with consuming Medifast products.
Medifast/Optavia is currently being sued by a customer who suffered gastrointestinal and other health problems as a result of consuming the company's products.
Optavia products contain contaminants like lead (based on recent test results) and Stevia; both are associated with gastrointestinal problems.
Optavia, the brand Medifast is heavily promoting, does not clearly disclose possible side effects. The words "side effect" is not even used on the Optavia website.