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Product Recall
OPTAVIA Essential Old Fashioned Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal (SKU# 77930) Did OPTAVIA announce a product recall?  The recall was initiated after discovering that certain lots of OPTAVIA Essential Old Fashioned Maple & Brown Sugar Oa...
What medical conditions would prohibit my use of the OPTAVIA Program?
The Company (“We”) recommends that you consult your healthcare provider prior to starting any weight loss program, and during the course of your weight loss program.  Do  NOT use any OPTAVIA Program if you are pregnant or unde...
Is OPTAVIA covered by my insurance?
Weight loss programs are generally not covered by medical insurance, but please check with both your healthcare provider and insurance carrier for information relative to your individual circumstances. Some policies may cover weight loss programs in...
What medications may limit and/or prohibit my use of the OPTAVIA Program?
When following a weight-loss program, talk with your healthcare provider about any prescription medications, especially: diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications, Coumadin® (Warfarin), Lithium...
What if I have a food allergy or intolerance?
If you are aware that you have a food allergy or intolerance, be mindful when selecting your Fuelings and review the ingredients to avoid products that contain anything you may be sensitive to...
I am pregnant, can I go on the Program?
Do NOT use the OPTAVIA Program if you are pregnant. Pregnancy is not an appropriate time for weight loss as additional calories and nutrients are necessary for rapid growth and development of the baby. Women who are pregnant should contact their hea...
I have diabetes, can I go on the Program?
Note:  This information does not in any way constitute medical advice, an attempt to diagnose a medical condition, or substitute for medical treatment.   OPTAVIA recommends that you contact your healthcare provider before...
Thyroid Medication
Our Thyroid Medication, Soy, and Your OPTAVIA Program Sheet provides information on how to successfully use OPTAVIA for individuals taking thyroid medication. We recommend discussing your medical conditions and weight loss plans with your healthcare provider before starting the OPTAVIA Program.
I take Coumadin (Warfarin), can I go on the OPTAVIA Program?
If you are taking Coumadin® (warfarin), we recommend you consult your healthcare provider prior to changing your daily intake of vitamin K so medication can be adjusted if necessary.
Sodium
OPTAVIA meal plans are designed to provide less than 2300 mg of sodium per day. Individual food and beverage choices can impact your sodium intake. If you're looking to lower your sodium intake, follow the OPTAVIA meal plan as outlined in your...
I have had gastric bypass, can I go on the Program?
Regardless of the procedure you've undergone, OPTAVIA can help you achieve and maintain your weight-loss goals. We recommend that you consult your healthcare provider prior to starting any weight loss program. Your healthcare provider may want to monitor your labs and medications, or can help determine a calorie level that's appropriate...
What should I share with my healthcare provider prior to starting the OPTAVIA Program?
We recommend you consult with your healthcare provider prior to starting any weight loss program. OPTAVIA’s Overview for Healthcare Providers provides an overview of the OPTAVIA Program...
What if I experience hair loss?
Note:  This information does not in any way constitute medical advice, an attempt to diagnose a medical condition, or substitute for medical treatment.   OPTAVIA recommends that you contact your healthcare provider before...