Omega Shred isn’t really a weight-loss supplement (and it doesn’t claim to be), but is more of a general health product. It contains essential oils and acids that the body needs but can only get from diet, they can’t be manufactured within the body. We feel that this sort of supplement could be beneficial for those looking to build muscle, but not necessarily for people who want to lose weight. Omega Shred is pretty safe, with minimum side effects likely to occur. It is quite expensive for an omega pill though.
We take an in-depth look at Omega Shred to find out more.
Many people lack Omega 3 in their diet. Taking an Omega 3 supplement is effective for health especially if you do not eat much oily fish as part of your regular diet.
If you are an athlete or bodybuilder Omega Shred may help increase muscle mass if combined with training and a healthy diet. However, this supplement will not necessarily make you lose weight.
Omega Shred is not a weight loss supplement and it does contain 2g of fat per serving which could add to your weight. That said, as a support to muscle building this supplement may be effective.
It would have been helpful to see a full ingredients breakdown. We are not convinced by CLA and GLA because the scientific evidence does not agree and many experts believe that CLA can increase insulin sensitivity and thereby increase the risk of diabetes.
How much CLA is contained in this supplement compared to the other ingredients? This information is not provided for the customer, which is a serious omission
Side effects can include gastro-intestinal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, heart burn, fishy taste in mouth, gas, and diarrhoea.
One bottle costs $49.99 (but bear in mind, this is only a 22-day supply).
Omega Shred is a health supplement from US company Complete Nutrition and like many of this company’s supplements seems to target health rather than weight loss.
That said, in most cases health and weight loss go hand in hand and when it comes to lowering cholesterol and heart health these important considerations are just as crucial as your external appearance.
Omega Shred does not make any claims that it will help you lose weight but it may help support your own weight loss efforts. This supplement is firmly focused on health and contains natural ingredients fish oil, flax seed, MCT oils and evening primrose oil in soft gel liquid filled capsules.
These natural oils are a source of essential fatty acids, which are necessary for the human body but only obtainable by diet.
The fish oil, derived from anchovies, mackerel and sardines is high in omega 3, an essential fatty acid complex. Omega 3 is crucial for good health because it helps maintain the metabolism (important in weight loss) and may be beneficial to heart health. It helps to lower LPD (bad) cholesterol.
Take 2 liquid softgels in the morning and 2 liquid softgels in the evening with 6-8 oz of water.
To be used as part of a healthy lifestyle consisting of regular physical exercise and proper diet.
Omega Shred also contains a Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) complex, a blend of fatty oils derived from oils such as olive, palm and coconut oils. MCTs provide energy for the body and may help in the process of excess calorie burning and weight loss by promoting fat oxidation and reduced food intake.
This supplement also contains Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) a group of unsaturated omega 6 fatty acids found in dairy products is believed to promote muscle growth and health, Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA) an omega 3 fatty acid found in vegetable oils (flax) and GLA Gamma Linoleic Acid a fatty acid compound of Omega 6 and is found in vegetable oils, including Evening primrose oil.
Omega Shred is listed by Complete Nutrition as a Sports Nutrition so the idea is that you use it to support training and exercise.
Omega Shred is not suitable for vegetarians. As well as the fish oil contained in the supplement, it also contains gelatine.
Omega Shred comes from US company Complete Nutrition. The company have a network of franchised stores across the USA and sell an extensive range of health and weight loss supplements both in their stores and from the online outlet.
We have covered Complete Nutrition supplements before, including Complete Nutrition Tone – a very similar supplement to Omega Shred with many of the same ingredients.
We have also reviewed Complete Nutrition Tone Clinical, a weight loss supplement that targets abdominal fat.
There are very few claims about Complete Nutrition Omega Shred. It is advertised as a Lean Support system and that combined with the ‘Shred’ name the underlying message is that it will help weight loss without removing muscle tone.
According to the product information,
Omega Shred™ is formulated with Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Oil, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), and Omega-3s to support a healthy, active lifestyle.
Omega Shred comes with the recommendation that you use it in combination (stack) with Adrenalize a ‘hardcore fat burner for the serious athlete.’
Omega Shred is a sports nutritional supplement rather than a weight loss supplement and if you fall into this category, it may provide some nutritional support to your training.
However, it is not suitable for everyone and it will not make you lose weight.
There is evidence that you should not take supplements containing CLA if you are overweight because they can increase diabetes risk. Until this is proven one way or another, you should probably avoid CLA supplements.
There are risks to taking MCT supplements too. Although clinical testing suggests that it is healthy to replace cooking oils with MCT rich oils such as olive oil, there is not so much evidence it is as effective in supplement form.
However the most important omega 3 fatty acids; Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Alpha-Linoleic Acid (ALA) are present in this supplement.
According to medical opinion, a good quality omega 3 supplement can lower triglycerides and decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke and although you can get omega 3 in your diet by including more oily fish for example, many people lack this vital fatty acid group.
The recommended supplement dose of omega 3 is between 2000 – 4000mg a day so this supplement falls short of this figure.
We think if you wanted to take an omega 3 supplement for health, you could probably find better options elsewhere.
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Omega Shred is a supplement that comes in the form of soft gel liquid filled capsules. One serving is equal to two capsules. The ingredients are combined in a proprietary blend so there is no detailed breakdown. Each serving contains 796mg.
Omega Shred may cause potential side effects but some of these may be minimised by taking the supplement with food and drinking lots of water. Side effects may include:
Not suitable for individuals under 18 years old.
Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding.
Do not exceed recommended serving.
Use only as directed.
Consult with a health care practitioner before taking this or any other dietary supplement, especially if you have or suspect you have a medical condition, or are taking any medications, over-the-counter products or other dietary supplements.
Immediately discontinue use and contact your health care provider if you experience any adverse reactions.
Omega Shred is only on sale from Complete Nutrition so we were unable to find any truly independent customer reviews. The only reviews published on the product page and although these may be genuine there is always a chance that negative reviews are just not displayed.
One customer felt that Omega Shred worked, writing,
OMEGA SHRED™ IS AWESOME. The shreds are awesome! They really helped me lean out and together with a fat burner product, they definitely lived up to their name and shredded me! I stay on this stuff year round!
GREAT STUFF! I was on the fence when I was given the price. I have never looked back! I used to be a fat guy at 270. Lost down to around 230 and plateaued, so I simply cut my carb intake and used Omega Shred™! WORKED WONDERS! I lost 15 pounds with the one bottle! Never felt tired, felt like a kid again!
We are slightly suspicious about these reviews. Normal people do not usually bother with including the “™” sign when they write about a product. There are five very similar looking so called customer reviews on the website.
There is a 30-day guarantee. If you are dissatisfied, you can return your purchase but you will have to make up your mind quickly in order to qualify.
To claim your refund you are advised to email the company’s customer services department. Include your order number, first and last name, email address, phone number and reason for return. A Complete Nutrition Complete Care team member will respond to you as quickly as possible to process your return.
You can find Omega Shred on the shelves of the Complete Nutrition stores across the USA. It is also available from the Complete Nutrition online store.
One bottle of 90 capsules (just 22 days supply) costs $49.99. Shipping costs to US addresses are not provided and Complete Nutrition do not appear to ship internationally.
Omega Shred may help support your training programme if you are an athlete or bodybuilder but this supplement is not really aimed at the general weight loss market so is unlikely to appeal to many.
Omega Shred is more relevant to muscle building than weight loss and not all clinical evidence agrees with the claims of the various components. There is controversy for example over CLA and although adding more MCT oils to your daily diet may help health, this is not so sure when it comes to supplements.
We love Omega 3. Most of us lack this vital fatty acid compound and finding a good quality Omega 3 or fish oil supplement can have long-term health benefits. However, the amounts contained in Omega Shred may be too low to be effective and you could find better elsewhere and for less cost.
Finally, Omega Shred is expensive at $49.99 for just three weeks supply and in our opinion is just not good enough to justify the cost.
Although we have seen worse supplements on the market, we just don’t think that Omega Shred is good enough to add to our approved list so it is an easy decision. We reject Omega Shred.
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