About Omega XL

Touted as the “secret” to relief from joint pain, Omega XL is a nutritional supplement that features a highly-concentrated extract containing up to 22X more free fatty acids than regular fish oil. The supplement, which is endorsed by none other than Larry King, is claimed to provide reduced joint pain and inflammation.

Omega XL is manufactured by Great HealthWorks based out of Hollywood, FL, which has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, despite having 160 closed complaints. Online customer satisfaction regarding the product appears to be evenly split, with the most common complaints including failure to work; that is doesn’t include enough active ingredient to make a real difference in your health; and high price.

How Omega XL Works

Omega XL is an Omega-3 joint health supplement that uses a patented, highly concentrated formulation of 30 fatty acids, including DHA and EPA. This lipid extract is claimed to be backed by “30 years of multiple published clinical studies” which show its effectiveness in reducing inflammation and stiffness, decreasing bronchial tightness (often associated with asthma), and reducing aches and pains.

The secret to this “super oil” is the fact that it is derived from the green-lipped mussel native to New Zealand, which are grown over the course of 18 months in “pristine” waters. Once harvested, these mussels are processed into a “powerful fatty acid combination” that is all natural, contains no harmful toxins or PCBs, and has no fishy aftertaste.

In order to start seeing benefits, you’ll simply need to take one Omega XL capsule twice daily. According to the product’s website, there are no known side effects or drug interactions, and Omega XL is even safe to use for individuals with shellfish allergies.

Omega XL Pricing & Refund Policy

If purchased directly from the manufacturer, Omega XL is priced at $49.95, plus $9.95 shipping and handling. For this, you’ll receive 120 softgels (two bottles of 60 softgels each), which translates into a 60-day supply.

Keep in mind that as soon as you place your order, you’ll be enrolled in the company’s autoship program. As a result, you’ll be sent a fresh 30-day supply of Omega XL once per month, and your credit card will be charged $$60.90, plus shipping and handling.

Omega XL comes with a 90-day refund policy, which begins the day your order is placed, less shipping and handling charges. Outside this 90-day period, no refunds will be honored.

To cancel your autoship program or to initiate the refund process, simply contact customer service at 800-488-8082 or support@greathealthworks.com.

Bottom Line: Is Omega XL a Scam?

While we have no reason to believe that Omega XL is a scam, keep the following in mind prior to placing your order:

Most importantly, while the ingredients in Omega XL have been researched for 30 years, evidence for some claims (such as asthma control) is relatively sparse. Also, remember that some of the evidence is not based on human clinical trials. On top of this, we read several complaints that Omega XL does not contain high enough concentrations of active ingredients in order to make any real impact in your health.

Next, there are no ingredients listed on the product’s website. If you’ve already read our Garcinia Cambogia Buyer’s Guide, you know that failing to include a product label or full list of ingredients is a big red flag that you should stay away.

Finally, none of the claims made by Omega XL have been evaluated by the FDA. However, as we mentioned in our Nutritional Supplements Buyer’s Guide, it’s important to note that the FDA does not provide oversight of nutritional supplements. In essence, this means that nutritional supplements manufacturers can make essentially any claim about the efficacy of their products, without having to back them up with hard evidence. And as we noted above, Omega XL provides no evidence that it works as advertised. In addition, some of the most common complaints we encountered included failure to work and high price.

Bottom Line: Even though Omega XL is endorsed by a celebrity, there are many similar nutritional supplements on the market, so it may be worth your time to do some research. Also, as with any other nutritional supplement, you should always consult with your physician prior to beginning.

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11 Customer Reviews for Omega XL

Average Customer Rating: 2.9
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Bottom Line: 45% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 22 out 22 people found this review helpful

    good product- horrible customer service

    My husband and I have been taking this product for over 4 years and really like it. It does stop our pain if we take it all the time. The problem is in trying to contact them. The hold time is long and they seem to try to keep you waiting as long as they can without helping. Our shipments always came before we needed them and would get 6 months worth sitting in the cupboard. We never knew for sure when the next shipment would arrive. They say they can put it on hold which they did except not knowing when the next shipment would arrive, we didn't always call in time. I was able to cancel (so they said) but then two days later I received another shipment costing almost $300 which will not be needed for at least two more months! Dealing with them is worse than our pains. There must be another product that works and maybe cheaper.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 23 out 24 people found this review helpful

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    I was stupid to order this product because a relative (to get that $40.00) recommended it to me and that is the biggest mistake I made. I ordered it to reduce my knee joint pain but I inherited a very severe back pain. I never had a back pain and I am almost 68 and have been sleeping on the water bed for last 40 years. Of course I'll stop right away and will send it back to get my money. I feel outrageous about how people deceive innocent to make a few bucks.

    People don't seem to realize that nothing goes with you when you leave this beautiful humanly life few on earth. I would not recommend to any body because I don't want to cause people misery like I'm presently undergoing. I never had a back problem for last forty years but it will get better but don't know how long will it take.

    I wish I could give a zero rating but that option is sadly not available.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 8 people found this review helpful

    This product is very good

    A family member introduced me to Omega XL and it helps me go to work without pain.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 14 out 23 people found this review helpful

    Awesome product

    This stuff works wonders.

    I was in pain when I woke up, and by the time I got home from work, I would be in pain so bad that I couldn't sleep until I took pain meds, which I don't like to do. I got to the point where I didn't want to get up and go to work in the morning.

    So finally my husband talked me into ordering this. I didn't like the idea because we live paycheck to paycheck, but if it worked, then it was worth it. So I tried it, and within the first week, I already saw improvements.

    I had to stop taking it the past few months because of lack of money and have missed the relief from pain. I'm looking forward to starting my order back up soon.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 16 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Great, wonderful, excellent.

    In January of 2015, I was experiencing so much pain (associated with inflammation in my spine), that no pain medication worked. I could barely perform my daily tasks, and sometimes I couldn't perform them at all. As a result, surgery on my spine was scheduled. Two rods and six screws would be implanted.

    After watching an Omega XL infomercial, I decided to try. Well, I canceled the surgery, and two years later I have not once experienced the crucial pain I suffered with before.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 90 out 93 people found this review helpful

    Side effects

    I normally steer away from products that make such claims as Omega XL. Truth is, I live with pain and decided to take my chances with this product. I called and while talking to the rep, the first flag came up when she mentioned the autoship. She spoke so wonderfully about the product that I didn't put up much of a fight to avoid the autoshipment.

    Second flag came up when she said I had to overload on the product for the first month. I had the same issue with Herbalife when one of their distributors wanted me to take their pills by the handful. I called the Herbalife rep service and told them that if I had to do that in order for their product to work, then it didn't have the potency they claimed it had. I stopped taking Herbalife and don't recommend it to anyone. But the pain I have been living with took down these flags and I ordered Omega XL.

    I was very excited to begin taking it. When it arrived, I started overdosing myself with it, as recommended by the rep. Four pills a day, two in the morning, two in the afternoon. About to days later, I started having light headaches. I didn't pay much attention to it because my head hurts from time to time, due to chronic neck pain. But after a few more days the headache intensified. It was not the regular headache I used to get. This was more like a deep brain piercing headache. I gave it a few more days and the headache continued, stronger by the day. I concluded that it had to be the Omega XL.

    I stopped taking it and the headache was gone by the next day. I don't recommend this product. Based on my experience, it doesn't work and it can cause harm to the users. If anyone is willing to give a try, be cautious about it and I would suggest not to follow their initial overdose recommendation. The cancelation process wasn't to bad. The rep did try to get me to keep taking the product and keep the autoship, but I told him that after my experience I wasn't going to take it anymore. I'm thankful that my credit card has a block mode that I can have on or off at will. I blocked it and it prevented them from charging the second shipment. I didn't have time to call before the due date for the second shipment came around and they would have charged me for it plus for some bogus probiotic product they got me to buy with my initial order.

    Eating healthy, and exercising will give us better results than taking these overpriced products, minus the side effects.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 111 out 114 people found this review helpful

    Just try and cancel your order! They won't let you!

    When you call to cancel you push #3 and wait 45 minutes, then they will not accept that you want to cancel. They try another sales pitch, even if you are very very polite, they will not let you cancel!

    It is a very painful process, they do not understand the words “Please cancel my order”, they pressure you and try multiple tactics and even say they will cut your costs in half. But they won't cancel your shipments.

    I wanted to cancel because after 8 months of using it, I honestly felt no change. I just want to cancel my order!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 29 out 62 people found this review helpful

    Great product

    I was on vacation in T&T and I overheard on television doctors speaking about Omega XL and it can do for the body. The next day I went to port of Spain looking for the product but it was sold out by one pharmacy. The next day I went back to port of Spain and went to four different pharmacies selling the same product at different prices. I went to the last pharmacy call penny wise and bought the product. I took the product and the next day my body felt like I was 20 years old again. I walked all over port of Spain within two days and felt no pain. This product works and I will recommend this product to anyone suffering with joint pain. I'm not paid to say this but I highly recommend this product.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 79 out 85 people found this review helpful

    Omega XL

    I have taken Omega XL for over 20 days and have seen no improvement of pain in both of my knees. Still hurt.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 109 out 114 people found this review helpful

    SCAM

    • FLORIDA,
    • Jun 25, 2016

    I had called to ask questions and to make sure that I would not be put on automatic autoship.

    The agent I spoke with told me that I would not be. I then stated that I would call back as I needed to speak with my partner.

    The agent, Linda, I believe, told me that she was a supervisor and there was no guarantee that I would get her again, and she would have to be the one to note that I did not want autoship.

    So, you ARE put on autoship.

    The reviews I had read are correct, about being put on automatic autoship, and when you try to tell them to stop the shipments, they try to convince to stay on. Even when you tell them no, they still charge you.

    If this company has SO MUCH faith in their product, they would not use such sneaky, underhanded, irresponsible, uncaring, disrespectful tactics.

    They would have Faith, not only in their products, but for their customers, as well, to know that if this omega really does what it says it does, the customer will call to order more and MAYBE let them know that then they would like to be put on autoship, without ANY hassles, should they want to cancel.

    The fact that they treat their customers, the public with such disdain and disrespect, only tells me that they have no faith in their what they are selling.

    They are a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Nov 4, 2016

      Theresa Polsino

      I'd like to know if anyone that has been using Omega XL had any adverse reactions? I've been using it for six months now, and it has helped me with the pain. However, a couple of months ago both my hands started to turn brown, and I also got brown spots on my legs. I'm unsure if it's from this product. I do plan on seeing a dermatologist find out if this could be Omega XL.

      Please let me know, thank you.

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  • 28 out 54 people found this review helpful

    Best product ever

    I have had a lot of arthritic pain for about 10 years and it got worse as I get older. I am 57 now. I was hurting so bad a couple of months ago when the Larry King show came on talking about this product and I even though it costs higher than I would like, I gave it a try to see if it would help with my pain. I do not take pain pills. It took 2 months to kick in but my pain has improved about 80%. I plan to stay on this forever.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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