What You Should Know
Gamma Enterprises is a well-known player in the dietary supplement circuit. In 2004, they founded a subsidiary, Gamma Labs, to handle their dietary-supplement products. Gamma Labs manufactures supplemental products that they say naturally boost testosterone and estrogen levels.
Gamma-O is Gamma Labs signature line of dietary supplements. This line includes a supplement for male athletes, a mind and body enhancer with pomegranate, a testosterone booster for “every man,” a supplement for female athletes, a supplement for menopause, and a multi-vitamin for women.
List of Ingredients
Gamma-O with Pomegranate: Gamma Oryzanol 450 mg, Pomegranate Extract 62.5 mg, CLA 875 mg (Conjugated Linoleic Acid 80%). Other Ingredients in unknown quantities: Gelatin, Mixed Tocopherols, Rice Bran Oil, Titanium Dioxide, FD&C Blue 1, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Blue 2, FD&C Yellow 6.
Positively Pink multi-vitamin for women: Vitamin A (as acetate), Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol), Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid), Vitamin E (as di-alpha topcopheryl acetate), Thiamin Hydrochloride, Niacin (as niacinamide), Riboflavin, Vitamin B (as pyridoxine hydrochloride), Vitamin B (as cyanocobalamin), Folic Acid (as folate), Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate), Calcium(as calcium carbonate and calcium citrate), Magnesium (as magnesium oxide), Iron (as ferrous fumarate), Zinc (as zinc oxide). Other Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Aerosil 200, Croscarmellose, Silica, Hypromellose, Polyethylene Glycol, Magnesium Stearate, D&C Red #7 Lake, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Carnauba Wax.
Gamma Enterprises’ best-known products contain “Gamma Oryzanol,” a rice bran oil. Rice bran oil is taken from the rice germ and inner husk. This essence is thought to include health-benefiting compounds (i.e. vitamin E, oryzanol [an antioxidant], and phytosterols). The health benefits of rice bran oil are well-known. These benefits may or may not be present in dietary supplements that use the extract. Rice bran oil will primarily benefit those who already engage in a healthy lifestyle (i.e. healthy diet and regular exercise).
Gammo-O with Pomegranate contains several fillers: gelatin, FD&C Blue 1, FD&C Blue 2, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Yellow 6. Positively Pink also contains several fillers which are listed under “other ingredients above.” These ingredients have no known health benefit. One ingredient, magnesium stearate, may in fact be counter-productive. It may coat the inner-lining of the stomach preventing the body from properly absorbing the ingredients in this supplement.
- Gamma Enterprises’ products contain natural ingredients that, when combined with a healthy diet, may prove beneficial.
- The multi-vitamin for women is affordable.
- Gamma Enterprises’ line of supplements targeting male athletes is expensive (about $80 for a month’s supply).
- These products have several fillers in unstated quantities.
- These products are not FDA approved.
Gamma Enterprises is a well-known maker of dietary supplements. Their supplements may promote good health, but they must be used in the context of an already healthy lifestyle. Athletes and bodybuilders may benefit more than others from these products.