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SlimBiome® Medical FAQ

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What is SlimBiome Medical?

SlimBiome® Medical is a CE marked solution that aids with weight loss, helping you, to help yourself. It is a CE marked medical device sold in boxes of 30 single dose sachets and is a patented formulation containing 3 active ingredients. It is scientifically formulated by key opinion leaders within the weight management and health & wellbeing field and contains ingredients supported by clinical studies.

What’s different about SlimBiome Medical and other products in the market?

Recent studies have shown that the microbiome plays an important role in modulating human metabolism, the extraction of energy from ingested food, and the production of metabolites-substances, which can have a beneficial impact on apetite, satiation, inflammation and gut integrity. These functionalities help people who consume SlimBiome® modify the type and amount of food they eat, which in turn helps them effectively manage their weight, as part of a healthy lifestyle.

How does SlimBiome Medical help individuals lose weight?

Based on specific and scientifically supported ingredients, SlimBiome® Medical helps individuals feel fuller prior to a meal by swelling gently in the stomach and altering food eating behaviours over an extended period of time. Each sachet is able to take up significant space Vs its calorific content. By decreasing the amount of space in the stomach prior to a main meal, there is less space to consume additional food, helping to keep calorific intake lower than otherwise. As a consequence, it sends signals to the brain that there is less space available, meaning cravings for food are decreased too. It has also been associated in human studies, with decreased cravings for sweet and savoury foods and decreased fat consumption.

How was SlimBiome formulated?

SlimBiome® is an award-winning patented weight management product formulated by leading UK Universities and key opinion leaders; Professor Jason Halford, a world expert in satiation, Professor Bob Rastall, a world expert in functional food ingredients for gut microbiome modulation. SlimBiome® combines existing science on hunger, weight loss, blood sugar metabolism and gut mirobiome modulation from over 1,000 scientific publications.

How do I incorporate SlimBiome Medical into my diet?

Easy! Simply consume SlimBiome Medical as explained previously prior to a main meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner). SlimBiome Medical works best as part of a calorie restricted diet. In general, if you aim to consume appoximately 500kcal less per day, you should lose 1lb per week.

What does each of the 3 key ingredients do? -  Fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS, soluble fibre), konjac glucomannan (dietary fibre) and chromium picolinate.

  • Konjac Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fibre that has an excellent capacity to absorb water, leading it to gently increase in size and thus in this context, takes up extra space in the stomach. It also delays the stomach from emptying, creating a longer lasting feeling of fullness.
  • Chromium is a trace mineral that helps regulate the insulin response by promoting the breakdown of carbohydrates (sugars) and fat in the body. It is also known to support the maintenance of a healthy metabolic rate.
  • Fructo-oligosaccharides are a soluble fibre, also known as a prebiotic that stimulates the growth of health positive bacteria and supports improved microbiome diversity. It does this by feeding the good bacteria in our guts, it has been associated with more efficient digestion, and can play a role in appetite management and conditions associated with obesity.
  • Does SlimBiome Medical have any approved health claims?

    Unlike other products for weight loss, SlimBiome Medical has 2 approved EFSA health claims:
  • Contributes to weight management/ the reduction of weight when combined with a calorie controlled diet (EFSA ref: 2010;8(10):1798)
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels (EFSA Rf: 2010;8(10):1732, 2011;9(6):2203)
  • How do I consume/ prepare it?

    SlimBiome® Medical can be used by itself (to prevent overeating), and for desired weight loss effects it should be used as part of a calorie restricted diet to reduce hunger and food cravings to improve compliance and help users achieve sustainable weight loss.
    Simply mix a single sachet with a minimum of 100ml of water for the best effects and consume immediately, preferably 30 minutes before eating.

    When should I take it?

    When looking to lose weight, it is advised to take three sachets per day before main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    Can I use it with another diet plan?

    Certainly! SlimBiome Medical is designed to be consumed prior to a meal, therefore can work in harmony with other plans to help contribute towards feeling fuller, and reducing calorie intake.

    Can SlimBiome Medical and GoFigure be combined into one diet?

    You can of course mix an match, however you should not use SlimBiome Medical to replace a meal as it has very little calorific value. If you chose to do so you should ensure that you are following a nutritionaly balanced diet and keep your energy intake at healthy levels to support your lifestyle and weight loss. It is adviseable not to take SlimBiome Medical within an hour of your GoFigure meal and not to exceed the daily recommended intake for SlimBiome (9g/day) The following is the SlimBiome content within the ranges: GoFigure Meal Replacement Shakes = 3g, GoFigure Muesli Pots = 3g, GoFigure Flapjacks =1.5g, SlimBiome Medical =3g).

    What is the difference between SlimBiome Medical and GoFigure® for weight loss/ management?

  • SlimBiome Medical is a CE marked certified device that is to be consumed prior to meals to help reduce the amount of food consumed and therefore the daily calorific content by feeling fuller from less food. It does not have a nutritional value and as such, cannot be used to replace meals, only to control the amount and type of food consumed.
  • GoFigure offers a diet plan made up of healthy and nutritionally balanced products (meal replacement shakes, flapjacks and muesli) with weight management functionality. It provides a daily structure of food consumed each day. With the GoFigure 2-2-go plan, this utilises two meal replacement shakes, and two flapjacks plus a healthy balanced meal. This means breakfast and lunch, plus energy topping snacks are covered throughout a days course, where the individual does not need to be concerned about what they need to consume for these meals.
  • What is a medical device, and why is it different from other weight loss or management products?

    A medical device in this context is offering weight management support but does not achieve its primary intended action by pharmacological, immunological or metabolic means, in or on the human body.

    Is SlimBiome Medical a drug or require a prescription?

    No, SlimBiome Medical is a food supplement, hence no drugs or medical prescription s required.

    Will I put weight back on if I stop taking it?

    If you go back to eating in a way that caused the original weight gain, then you are likely to put on some weight. SlimBiome Medical is a scientifically supported method to aid in weight loss, and thus depending on individual differences, removing it may change food intake quantities to previous levels after a period of time.

    Are there any allergens?

    a. SlimBiome Medical is free of known allergens.

    Can I use SlimBiome as my only source of food/ nutrition?

    No, SlimBiome Medical is not a meal itself and should only be used in conjunction with healthy and balanced meals to support a calorie controlled diet for health & wellbeing effectiveness.

    Is SlimBiome Medical suitable for those with Diabetes type 1, are pregnant, breastfeeding or looking to lose more than 20% of one's body weight?

    We always advise those with medical conditions or those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have more than 20% weight to lose, to speak to their Doctor or Dietician or health professional before starting any weight loss diet.

    Will I notice any changes to my bowel motions?

    You may notice that your stools are looser or fuller for a few days at the start of taking SlimBiome Medical. You may also have a little wind/flatulence which can be awkward and embarrassing. This is perfectly normal as your body adjusts to the increased fibre intake and the prebiotics. Simply have an extra glass of water or herbal tea after each sachet. The discomfort will pass as the bowel adjusts to the new and healthier fibre intake. Should you experience anything making you uncomfortable, we advise that you drink the liquid slowly and perhaps reduce the number of sachets consumed temporarily.

    What studies has SlimBiome been involved in, and what credability does it have?

  • Please see the independent study from Oxford Brookes University and The University of Roehampton.
  • SlimBiome® has won two industry awards serving as recognition within the health and wellbeing industry:
    1. Weight Management Ingredient of the Year’ at the NutraIngredients Awards 2018
    2. Best Functional Ingredient for Health & Wellbeing’ at Food Matters Live 2017

    Is it OK to sell SlimBiome Medical products on eBay or Amazon or other sales method?

    Unless there is specific permission from OptiBiotix Online, our products are not to be resold at any point.

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