September 27, 2018

Question: If Optavia Fuelings contain more contaminants than peer products and everyday food, so what?

Answer: Gotham City Research has obtained irrefutable evidence that Medifast/Optavia products are causing illness, (including gastrointestinal and gallbladder problems). The Company is apparently engaging in a cover-up of those problems and has disseminated misleading information. We have posted a recorded conversation, containing Optavia Sales Rep #1’s admission that Optavia products are causing gastrointestinal issues.

The recording with subtitles is available here:

Please read the report to learn more:

September 20, 2018


  • 21% to 74% of Optavia products contain contaminants.

  • Optavia prices will decline, as prices are 2x-4x more expensive than peers’ products & programs.

  • Nearly all Optavia products are not manufactured by the company, contradicting claims otherwise.

  • MED will be required to add warning labels to its products.

  • MED’s Optavia products (its “Fuelings”) will require recalls and/or third-party testing.

  • Shares will decline 62%-86% the current prices


  • 85% of Optavia samples tested by a leading lab exceeded the maximum allowable dose level for lead, per Prop. 65.

  • 23% of the Optavia samples tested exceeded FDA maximum daily intake levels for lead.

  • The Optavia products we had tested contained higher levels of toxic metals than 93% of 133 best-selling protein powder products tested by the Clean Label Project.

  • The average Optavia products tested contain higher lead levels than all 283 ev...

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