It is advisable that one works towards the “Normal” weight range for the lowest health risks. Optrimax will be extremely useful for people with BMI above 23 (or 25 for Non-Asians), to help them attain healthier weight profiles. People in the healthy range can also make use of Optrimax to help maintain their weight for optimum health.
Yes, it’s very safe because there is no drug or medication involved. Optrimax works simply by optimising your inherent body processes. By boosting the body’s metabolism rate, facilitating inner detoxification, enabling your liver to be more efficient in fat metabolism, and accelerating burning of fats at the cellular level through external gel application, Optrimax products are gentle, safe and effective for long-term use.
BMI = Weight (kg) / Height (m) × Height (m)
(Related Health Risks)
(Risk of nutritional deficiency disease)
|Below 18.5||Below 18.5|
|Normal (healthy range)
|18.5 - 22.9||18.5 - 24.9|
|23 - 27.4||25 - 29.9|
|Above 27.5||Above 30|
*According to World Health Organisation (WHO) expert consultation.
Individuals who are seeing a doctor for a medical condition are advised to discuss the suitability of the 5-Day Plan with their doctor.
Diabetics or individuals with high blood pressure who would like to take the 5-Day Plan should monitor their blood sugar or blood pressure levels closely during the 5-Day Plan (especially for the first 2 days).
If you are on short-term medication (e.g. for a cold or flu), we suggest that you start after you recover.
The 5-Day Plan may help promote digestive and gastrointestinal health. Individuals who are worried about heartburn or over-secretion of gastric juices due to the reduced food intake during the 5-Day Plan can opt to split every Smoothie Shake serving into 2 servings.
For example, mix half sachet each of Punch, Zyme and VG Mix with 150ml of water and drink the Smoothie Shake for breakfast. Follow immediately with a glass of water. 1 to 2 hours later, take another 150ml of Smoothie Shake and follow with another glass of water. Repeat for lunch and dinner.
There are a few reasons:
For best results, you should try to refrain from drinking coffee or tea while on the 5-Day Plan. If you must, we suggest that you try to limit to half your usual portion, and choose a low sugar, no creamer version.
Exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle and we encourage it! However, it’s not advisable to start a strenuous exercise programme while on the 5-Day Plan as your body is also adjusting and focusing its energy on cleansing efforts. If you are already on a strenuous programme, consider modifying it while you are on the plan.
While on the 5-Day Plan, our body is adjusting to a lower sugar and caloric intake. Our bodies may react differently to this (just like a ‘withdrawal symptom’). Some of us may experience a slight headache, others may feel muscle aches or lower energy levels. It’s our body’s way of ‘complaining and whining’.
If you are able to distract yourself from this, that’s great. If otherwise, you may want to pick a little perk-me-up from the Cheat-Sheet in 5-Day Plan Guru or have a small glass of no-sugar-added fresh fruit juice.
Insufficient fluid intake may also cause mild dehydration, and an ensuing headache. Make sure you drink the recommended amounts.
There may be a few reasons:
To relieve the situation, try the following suggestions:
For a long-term solution, we should build a healthy flora balance in our gut and increase our daily fibre intake so that our body can become more conditioned to the high fibre amount.
While on the 5-Day Plan, our body’s vitality increases and so does its ability to eliminate built-up toxins. Our body will try to initiate some temporary cleansing reactions and this is commonly mistaken as “it makes me unwell”.
Pollutants leave our system any way they can through urine, bowels, skin, gas and breath. Some common cleansing reactions and their possible causes can include:
|Common Cleansing Reactions||Possible Causes|
|headache||caffeine withdrawal; toxins may be released into bloodstream to be removed; (also refer to Q6)|
|flu-like symptoms (e.g. joint pain, muscle aches, sore throat, chills, nausea)||detoxification reaction - some disease-causing agents in the body may be being eliminated|
|skin breakouts||increased detoxification via skin which is a major eliminatory organ|
|nasal congestion, mucus||the mucus from the throat, chest or nose is the waste to be expelled and removed|
|bad breath, coating on tongue||waste is being eliminated; body may not be having enough water to speed up waste removal; waste may be passed through the lungs which acts as an eliminatory organ|
|fatigue, dizziness||acidic body; body is working hard to eliminate waste|
|bloating, flatulence, diarrhea||increased bacterial activity and breaking down of stagnant waste in gut|
|nausea||lymph glands release toxins at such a fast rate that the liver has to manage the excess, which gets emitted with bile into the stomach|
|constipation||when the liver and kidneys are overwhelmed by the amount of toxins being released, one may experience constipation; (also refer to Q7)|
These symptoms usually go away in 1 to 3 days depending on the waste levels in our body. This cleansing process is essential to achieve good health and should not be suppressed with drugs. Drink plenty of water to help flush the waste out of the body. Waste elimination via bowel clearing, sweating and urination will help relieve the situation.
Our bad food habits were usually the cause of our unhealthy weight, and if we revert to the same habits, it would be inevitable that we gain it all back. Look at the 5-Day Plan as a fast-start programme, but ride on its results and adopt a healthier lifestyle (e.g. eating the right-sized portions, practising enzyme-rich diet style).
After successfully completing the 5-Day Plan, many of us also continue to manage our weight by having the products for either breakfast or dinner. (Please refer to the Plans For You at the end of 5-Day Plan Guru.)
After a round of the 5-Day Plan, if you still have a bit more to lose, we recommend that you take up a second round of the 5-Day Plan a week later. For the second round, you’re going to achieve your new goal much more effortlessly.
Alternatively, you may refer to the Plans For You (please refer to 5-Day Plan Guru) to meet your ongoing needs.
Plum Delite is a preserved plum that is formulated with probiotics and a tea mix, to aid detoxification and support weight management. It is generally not encouraged for pregnant ladies or breastfeeding mothers to lose weight during this time, as their bodies have to provide nutrients for their child.
We recommend these ladies to start Plum Delite after delivery and after they stop breastfeeding.
Yes, Plum Delite is not a medicinal product and will not have any interactions with your medications. Plum Delite has the effect of encouraging bowel movement. Hence we do recommend that Plum Delite is taken at least 2 hours apart from your medications, to allow the body to absorb the medications.
No, Plum Delite does not hinder the absorption of the nutrients that we eat. Plum Delite aids detoxification, and helps our body eliminate unwanted waste products, optimising our body performance.
Plum Delite contains fibre and probiotics, both of which promote bowel movements. This helps our bodies to get rid of the waste material that’s in our gut. This peristaltic action (contractions) could be the reason for the discomfort and cramping that some of us experience.
In addition, if we do not drink enough water, the waste material would be harder and our gut would produce stronger peristaltic actions to get rid of the waste.
Once the waste material is eliminated, the discomfort naturally goes away. Those who just start taking Plum Delite may also experience some abdominal discomforts. These are detoxification reactions. With regular consumption of Plum Delite, the discomforts would be reduced.
Maintenance of good health or an ideal weight requires continual effort. We recommend that after achieving your ideal weight or health status, to take Plum Delite once every 2 to 3 days. This will help your body maintain its ideal condition.
The white or greenish powder is likely to be the green tea and pu-er tea powder mixture. When the surface of the plum is drier, the powder appears to be more obvious. When the surface of the plum is more moist, the powder is wet and its colour is darkened, hence it is not as obvious. Both types of plums are suitable for consumption.
Unopened boxes of Plum Delite (with the transparent vacuum bag intact) can be stored at room temperature, in a cool, dry place. After opening the package, we recommend that Plum Delite is stored in the fridge.
Plum Delite does not contain any preservatives, and to maintain the product freshness, a small amount of Nitrogen gas is filled into the transparent vacuum bag and in the individual Plum Delite sachets. Once the transparent vacuum bag is opened, the extra protective layer of Nitrogen gas is lost. Hence as a precautionary measure, we recommend storage in the fridge.
Plum Delite is suitable for most people, except pregnant and breastfeeding ladies (see above), children, or those with gastrointestinal conditions such as acid reflux, gastric concerns and irritable bowel syndromes.
We recommend that these persons consume BifiMax instead, to address their digestive health concerns.
Yes. Jelly Delite does not use any ingredient from animal source.
We use extract of seaweeds to make the jelly.
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