What You Should Know
Omegalyze is a fatty acid supplement that contains the healthiest omega 3 fatty acids – EPA and DHA, but it also contains CLA – a fatty acid commonly associated with weight loss. CLA’s role in weight loss has been clinically tested with positive results, but not for the majority of dieters searching for weight loss supplements. When it comes to weight loss, fatty acids of any kind will have little effect on metabolism or body composition for the overweight dieter.
List of Ingredients
- Vitamin E
- Evening Primrose Oil
If you are a looking for a complete supplement with multiple sources of fatty acids, you found the right supplement. Omegalyze pulls fatty acids from fish and other sources to create a complex supplement with EPA, DHA, CLA and GLA. What the supplement will not do is support weight loss.
CLA or conjugated linoleic acid was once a hugely popular weight loss supplement. Tonalin was one of the first brand names in the weight loss industry – marketed exclusively as a weight loss product. Studies now nearly a decade old claimed CLA caused weight loss in human subjects, but with that weight loss came possible increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. Further studies on animals supported the weight loss claims, but the studies were never replicated in human subjects. The only studies actually considered accurate from a medical-peer perspective prove athletes can change body composition while taking CLA. Lean muscle increases and fat stores decrease, but weight remains the same.
When you take CLA out of the picture, there are no ingredients in Omegalyze to support a healthy weight or promote weight loss, but there are quite a few great sources fatty acids to support heart health.
- We were able to find a complete ingredient list for Omegalyze.
- The supplement contains healthy fatty acids.
- CLA is not proven to boost weight loss.
- Some dieters report gas, bloating and digestive discomfort after taking CLA.
Everyone in the weight loss industry jumped on the CLA bandwagon when Tonalin was introduced, just the way they jumped on hoodia gordonii and raspberry ketones. Just because the mainstream media says a product will help the dieter lose weight does not mean the claims are accurate and clinically supported. Omegalyze will have no impact on the dieter’s weight or appetite and there are no clinical studies supporting such claims.