Watching brief: Nutrition & weight management


Orlos can be used for weight loss alongside reduced calorie, lower-fat meals in overweight (BMI 28 or above) adults aged 18 years or over, says Crescent Pharma. The capsules, containing orlistat 60mg, stop about a quarter of the fat in meals being absorbed, says the company. One capsule should be taken whole with water, three times a day, with each main meal containing fat. The company advises that a multivitamin containing vitamins A, D, E and K should be taken once a day at bedtime and that Orlos should not be taken for more than six months.


A free Health and Wellness Bible is being given away with every purchase of Lepicol Lighter. Probiotics International says the natural food supplement contains “glucomannan, which in the context of an energy restricted diet, contributes to weight loss, chromium to help maintain blood glucose levels and seven strains of live bacteria to complement a healthy gut”.

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