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