Allergies

You can still follow the OPTIFAST VLCD Program if you have allergies or intolerances. It is just a matter of working out with the guidance of your healthcare professional which OPTIFAST VLCD products will suit you best. Different products in the OPTIFAST VLCD range have different allergens present. This table lists the allergens present in each of the OPTIFAST VLCD products, to allow you to make the most appropriate choice.

A cross in the table denotes that the ingredient is not present, a tick indicates that the ingredient is present.

 
Product Gluten Soy Dairy Nuts Eggs Fish
Oil
Phenylalanine
Protein Plus Shakes
OPTIFAST VLCD Protein Plus Chocolate Shake
OPTIFAST VLCD Protein Plus Vanilla Flavour Shake
Shakes
OPTIFAST VLCD Chocolate Shake
OPTIFAST VLCD Vanilla Flavour Shake
OPTIFAST VLCD Strawberry Flavour Shake
OPTIFAST VLCD Coffee Shake
OPTIFAST VLCD Banana Flavour Shake
OPTIFAST VLCD Caramel Flavour Shake
OPTIFAST VLCD Chai Flavour Shake
OPTIFAST VLCD Mocha Shake
Desserts
OPTIFAST VLCD Chocolate Dessert
OPTIFAST VLCD Lemon Crème Flavour Dessert
Soups
OPTIFAST VLCD Vegetable Soup
OPTIFAST VLCD Chicken Flavour Soup
OPTIFAST VLCD Tomato Country Style Soup
Bars
OPTIFAST VLCD Chocolate Bar May contain traces
OPTIFAST VLCD Berry Crunch Flavour Bar May contain traces
OPTIFAST VLCD Cappucino Flavour Bar May contain traces
OPTIFAST VLCD Cereal Bar May contain traces May contain traces

 

 

Lactose Intolerance

All the OPTIFAST VLCD products contain some quantity of lactose. The amount of lactose may be tolerated by some people, however it can be individual and it may be a matter of trial and error to see what products you can manage.  You could also seek advice from your healthcare professional about lactase enzyme tablets, which may be taken with your OPTIFAST VLCD products. Lactase enzyme tablets are available from your local pharmacy. 

Product Lactose per serve (g) Lactose per 100g (g)
Protein Plus Shakes
OPTIFAST VLCD Protein Plus Chocolate Shake 0.63 1.0
OPTIFAST VLCD Protein Plus Vanilla Flavour Shake 0.63 1.0
Shakes
OPTIFAST VLCD Chocolate Shake 9.0 17
OPTIFAST VLCD Vanilla Flavour Shake 9.5 18
OPTIFAST VLCD Strawberry Flavour Shake 9.5 18
OPTIFAST VLCD Coffee Shake 8.5 16
OPTIFAST VLCD Banana Flavour Shake 9.5 18
OPTIFAST VLCD Caramel Flavour Shake 9.5 18
OPTIFAST VLCD Chai Flavour Shake 8.5 16
OPTIFAST VLCD Mocha Shake 9.0 17
Desserts
OPTIFAST VLCD Chocolate Dessert 8.0 15
OPTIFAST VLCD Lemon Crème Flavour Dessert 8.0 15
Soups
OPTIFAST VLCD Vegetable Soup 7.4 14
OPTIFAST VLCD Chicken Flavour Soup 9.5 18
OPTIFAST VLCD Tomato Country Style Soup 8.0 15
Bars
OPTIFAST VLCD Chocolate Bar 1.4 2.0
OPTIFAST VLCD Berry Crunch Flavour Bar 1.3 2.0
OPTIFAST VLCD Cappucino Flavour Bar 1.3 2.0
OPTIFAST VLCD Cereal Bar 0.3 0.5

 

Fructose Intolerance

The OPTIFAST VLCD Protein Plus Shakes, standard Shakes, Desserts and OPTIFAST VLCD Chicken Flavour Soup do not contain any fructose, and therefore may be appropriate for those with fructose malabsorption. The OPTIFAST VLCD Vegetable and Tomato Country Style Soup and the Bars contain a small amount of fructose and therefore may not be appropriate, however it may be a matter of trial and error to work out which products are better tolerated.