How does Alli work for weight loss?
Alli is a weight loss treatment that helps your body get rid of fat you consume in food. The active ingredient in Alli, orlistat, interacts with enzymes in your digestive system, and stops them from absorbing fats as they normally would. Rather than being digested, these fats are removed from your body in your stool. It’s estimated that Alli gets rid of an extra 33% of fat when compared to what the body processes naturally.
It’s important to note that Alli will only be effective when used alongside dietary changes and exercise.
How safe is Alli?
If you take the medication as instructed, Alli should be a very safe treatment. Our clinician will make sure it’s suitable for you during your consultation, which will include measuring your BMI (body mass index).
If you have any concerns about using Alli, get in touch with us. Our experts can offer advice or suggest a different treatment if Alli isn’t working well for you.
Who could benefit from using Alli?
Alli is only suitable for you if you have a BMI (body mass index) of 28 or above and you’re over the age of 18.
BMI compares your weight in relation to your height. For example, if you’re 1m 70cm (5ft 6”), you will need to weigh more than 81kgs in order to be suitable for Alli. You can use the NHS weight loss calculator to check your BMI.