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Updated October 23, 2020
Omega XL is an ultra popular supplement as of late due to the fact that pretty much every person who takes supplements takes fish oil, and Omega XL claims to have 22X more Omega-3 fatty acids than standard fish oil. Everyone and their mother is switching from standard fish oil supplements to Omega XL, but does it live up to the hype or is it a scam?
In this review, we’re going to break down exactly what’s inside the bottle, why there’s so much excitement around this supplement, and whether or not it deserves all the attention. I always try to drive the point home to our readers that marketing and hype NEEDS to be ignored. I focus strictly on the facts and the nutrition label.
Later on in the review, I’m going to explain why I do NOT recommend Omega XL and why in my opinion, it does not live up to the hype. Stay tuned to learn why I recommend avoiding this supplement…
Omega XL Benefits
All fish oil supplements, assuming they are properly dosed, are a great addition to your daily supplement regimen. Generally, every fish oil supplement offers very similar benefits to the next, but there are certainly different tiers of fish oil supplements…in other words, some are better than others.
With all that being said, here is a brief list of some of the key Omega XL benefits…
- Improves vitality
- Can help relieve joint pain
- Contains over 30 fatty acids
- Easy to use
- No fishy after taste
- Safe and effective
Omega XL Ingredients
Now we have arrived at the section of the review in which I explain why Omega XL doesn’t live up to the hype. In this section, I’m going to break down the formula and show you why there’s really nothing to write home about here. I’m really having a hard time understanding how people are buying into the Omega XL hype. Anyways, let’s talk ingredients…
Glaring problem #1 that sticks out right off the bat is the proprietary blend. For those who don’t know, proprietary blends are used to hide dosage amounts so that the consumer doesn’t know exactly how much of an ingredient is present.
You might ask, why would a company do such a thing? And the answer is almost always because the dosage amount is so low, that they don’t want to admit what it is. They don’t want consumers to know that the product lacks potency.
Glaring problem #2 is that the proprietary blend is only 300 milligrams. If the blend was large, you could argue that it might still be very potent even though the dosages are hidden…and yes, that would be possible. However, the total size of the blend is so small at 300 MG, that it’s simply impossible for this supplement to be highly potent.
Green Lipped Mussel Oil Extract Containing Omega Fatty Acids is essentially the only active ingredient in the formula, which is fine as it is a very high quality ingredient, but there’s simply not enough of it to be effective in my opinion.
We don’t know the exact dosage amount because of the proprietary blend, but we DO know that it has to be under 300 MG, which is simply too small of a dosage. This is the primary reason why I would not recommend Omega XL to our readers.
To give you an idea of exactly how low 300 MG is, let’s do a very quick comparison. The most popular fish oil supplement on Amazon contains 2,000 milligrams of pure fish oil…so that’s 1,700 milligrams MORE than Omega XL, making it over 6 times as potent as Omega XL.
Now, Omega XL essentially argues on their website that the quality of the ingredient makes it okay for the dosage amount to be so low, but this simply is not the case in my opinion. I would MUCH rather have 2,000 milligrams of pure fish oil than 300 MG of Mussel Oil Extract, despite the fact that Mussel Oil Extract may have more fatty acids.
Omega XL Reviews From Real Users
Since Omega XL is listed on Amazon, we have a trusted source of reviews for the product. Amazon only allows verified customers to post reviews on their website, so when you’re reading a review there, you know that it’s from a person who actually bought and likely tried the product.
Across over 900 Omega XL reviews submitted on Amazon, the product has earned an average rating of 3.9 stars out of 5, which is pretty decent. Ideally, I’d like for the average above 4 stars, but 3.9 is close enough.
About 60% of users rated the product 5 stars, which is a fairly impressive statistic. I stand by the fact that this is not an upper-tier supplement, and I still would not recommend it, but I have to admit that the Omega XL reviews contain some pretty interesting data.
- Contains super high quality mussel oil extract
- Includes over 30 fatty acids
- Received a lot of positive reviews on Amazon
- Certainly has a high concentration of Omega-3s
- Uses a proprietary blend
- Only contains 300 MG of total nutrients per serving
- Does not use a large enough dosage to be effective in my opinion
- Lacks potency compared to other Omega-3 supplements
- Extremely overpriced based on the overall potency, which is only 300 MG
Omega XL Conclusion
At the end of the day, you’re essentially paying almost $50 for 30 servings of Omega-3s with the dosage size per serving being only 300 MG at the maximum. In my opinion, there’s no way that price point can be justified, and I just don’t see this supplement being that effective based on the lack of potency.
I’ll admit that the Omega XL reviews submitted by users on Amazon were relatively encouraging, but that’s not enough to sell me on the product because I simply understand the nutrition label too well, and the label is unimpressive to say the least.