Omega XL is a brand of joint pain reliever that solely uses Omega 3 fatty acids in its formula. The information for Omega XL, on the official website, is extremely detailed and covers subjects such as the science behind the brand, how it was developed and the studies performed on Omega 3 fats.
Most people experience joint pain later in life, either due to old age, past sports injuries or problems like arthritis or rheumatism. When joints get damaged, they lose flexibility and suppleness, the cartilage breaks down and the joint becomes inflamed which subsequently causes the pain. For some, the pain is worse first thing in the morning while for others it is a constant aching and stiffness. Most joint pain relievers work by reducing inflammation and helping to repair and rebuild the cartilage, while lubricating the area. Unfortunately many people experience unpleasant side effects from common NSAIDS like Aspirin and Ibuprofen. As the manufacturers for Omega XL point out, their product is made purely from Omega 3 fatty acids which are not generally known to cause any side effects at all.
Other good features of the Omega XL website are the video customer testimonials, background information on the manufacturers Great Health Works, profiles of doctors involved in the formula development and clinical studies outlining the many benefits of Omega fats.
Omega XL – Facts
Omega XL, as noted, consists purely of Omega 3 fatty acids, derived, in this case, from the Green Lipped Mussels of New Zealand. Omega 3 fats, unlike Omega 6, are beneficial in decreasing inflammation, but also have other effects on health such as improving the skin, lifting the mood, increasing blood circulation and being heart-healthy.
Although no product label is provided, each soft-gel Omega XL capsule contains 30 essential fatty acids, including EPA, DHA, ETA and OTA’s, all of which work synergistically (i.e. they each have a beneficial effect on each other). The manufacturers recommend a dosage of 2 capsules a day for maintaining joint health, although for serious pain up to 4 capsules per day can be taken. Because the formula contains no Glucosamine or Chondroitin, Omega XL is suitable for those with shellfish allergies. They are also safe for children and pets to take.
Omega XL – Positive Features
- Omega XL is an all-natural, organic product
- The Omega XL website is informative
- The site shows customer and doctor testimonials
- The product has a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee
- Omega XL produces no side effects
- The product has multiple health benefits
- The formula is safe for those with shellfish allergies
- The website has a ‘Buy 1, Get 1 free’ promotional offer
Omega XL – Negative Features
- Omega XL is expensive, costing $49.95 for a one month supply (if taken at 2 capsules per day)
- No clinical trials are shown for the Omega XL brand
- The website is not user-friendly and overly scientific
- No product label is shown
- Omega XL is only available directly from the manufacturer, not in retail stores
Omega XL – Conclusion
They does seem to be a lot of evidence to show the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids, a substance that most people do not get sufficient amounts of in their daily diet. How this product would work on serious joint pain is not known, but it would certainly be a good daily supplement to take for overall health and well-being. However, it is expensive, so the consumer would be wise to simply buy an over-the-counter Omega 3 supplement from a drugstore which would not only be far less costly but likely produce much the same effect as Omega XL.