Great HealthWorks Omega XL Review – A Proper XL Scam?

|  Marketing  |  Ingredients  |  Side Effects  |  Reviews  |  Pricing  |  Pros & Cons  |  Overall  |

According to the Great HealthWorks Omega XL reviews posted by customers, this has been amazing for pain relief.

For many people, it has profoundly helped with their arthritis. Others had the luxury of retiring their pain medications when they started using this. And others more said that this helped their joints when nothing else that they’ve tried could.

This Great HealthWorks Omega XL review is all about exploring what the thing is actually about. And with that, we’ll also explore whether it’s worth the purchase and price they are asking.

Hence, the idea is to be no extension of the manufacturer’s marketing or other similar nonsense. This is all going to be about what I feel is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And we’ll do that by assessing marketing, ingredients, side effects (additives), customer feedback, and pricing. We’ll do it the truth-seeking way.

Marketing | It Offers A Lot Of Free Stuff When We Buy At Least One

According to the manufacturer, Great HealthWorks Omega XL Fish Oil is “a powerful essential fatty acid combination from the pristine waters of New Zealand.” Per their words, “like you, OmegaXL is made for more.” Which is kind of their way of expressing the product’s superiority over anything else on the market [R].

Great HealthWorks Omega XL ReviewAs for the product page itself, it’s very readable, much like the NutraSea Omega-3 (review). It doesn’t contain a lot of straight-up text; instead, it’s mostly expressed through various visuals and there’s even a table comparing what they have with the supposedly average supplement.

The main claim that they go with is that this OmegaXL supplement will help joint health. Which is not something we typically see claimed with an Omega-3 Fatty Acid supplement. For example, we don’t find such promises with stuff like the Kirkland Wild Alaskan Fish Oil (review).

Instead, we typically get something along the lines of better respiratory, heart, and immune health which we, by the way, get also here. But still, the emphasis is on joint health and mobility, as well as muscle health.

Other than that, the way I see it, there’s a lot of marketing involved. Yes, they do not offer the “by more, save more” or “subscribe and save” options like many others. However, there are quite a bit of other tools they use.

For example, right off the bat it’s this idea “buy one and get one for free” which I bet sells like crazy (if only the base price was lower). Then, they used to use a famous figure which is another tactic but now it’s just a free D3 supplement instead. Then, there’s also a 60-day money-back guarantee. And then, there’s also free shipping.

But is this Omega XL truly an essential component of our daily wellness routine as they claim it?

Ingredients | The Contents May Sound Nice But No Third-Party Test

To tell the truth, that’s very hard to tell right off the bat. I mean, despite all the praise and the notion of superiority we get bombarded with, they still fail to clearly present us with the supplement facts or core ingredients. Which I feel is not what quality manufacturers typically do.

I mean, there’s all this worship but no mention of what is actually in the product. Yeah, of course, apart from some extremely generalistic statements like Fish Oil from New Zealand or 20x more effective, or whatever. It doesn’t really tell the full story. So, I had to do some research in search of the actual ingredients.

Great HealthWorks Omega XL Ingredients (Supplement Facts)I found that per serving (two softgels), the Great HealthWorks Omega XL contains 300 milligrams of OmegaXL Proprietary Blend. Which is a blend of Green Lipped Mussel Oil extract that’s comprised of Omega Fatty Acids, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and some D-Alpha Tocopherol.

So, the two secondary additions are great. Extra Virgin Olive Oil has never hurt anybody, it’s a great anti-inflammation promoting tool. As for D-Alpha Tocopherol, it is one of the eight natural vitamin E forms, something that is absolutely okay to consume. Whereas it’s a bit trickier with Omega Fatty Acids from Green Lipped Mussel [RRRRRRRRRRRRRR]

On one hand, we have this unconventional, awesome idea that has this wide profile of different Omegas within it. And it’s a supplement that has been tested in quite a few studies (I found nine total) which is something that definitely can’t be said about most other supplements [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

It has proven, to some extent, that it can help Osteoarthritis patients with joint health when compared to what they call industry-standard Fish Oil (which, by the way, is nothing like the very best Fish Oil). It has shown some promise in helping muscle health after muscle-damaging exercise and reducing pain sensations after a 30-kilometer run. And there is something in helping ADHD children as well [RRRRRRRRR].

But on the other hand of all that, it doesn’t provide significant numbers of the most important EPA and DHA. At least that’s as far as I can tell (they don’t bother to list those separately on the label, hence, probably not that much there). Of these two Omega-3s, we should get at least 1000 milligrams combined daily. With Omega XL, there’s no telling of how much or if any we get [R, R, R, R].

This Also Has Extra Virgin Olive Oil In The FormulationHence, sure, we could get this. But we would still need another separate Omega-3 supplement to kind of cover all the EPAs and DHAs. So, is this really a needed luxury?

I mean, frankly, even if we are considering this because of the joint health, do we really want to go for it? I mean, there’s not that much proof that it will truly be helpful. Furthermore, I believe Turmeric Curcumin is just a significantly better, far more documented option to help with joints (here’s a real decent supplement of those, full review). I mean, personally, I would even consider a patented Collagen product for joints over the supplement of this review.

But there is one other more serious concern, why I believe that this OmegaXL can potentially be even more bad than good.

As a species of clam, they absorb pollution quite a bit, typically more than fish. Which only emphasizes how incredibly important it is that this oil is properly purified. And if you’ve read any of my Fish Oil reviews, I’m strongly against any Fish Oil that hasn’t been third-party tested for purity and potency [R, R, R, R, R].

And so, OmegaXL claims to be purified from harmful levels of mercury and chemicals. However, just about any Fish Oil out there claims that. But what do true quality options do? They third-party test. Which this Great HealthWorks product doesn’t.

Which isn’t exactly ideal, to say the least. It’s a HUUUGE drawback. I mean, personally, I would never go for such a thing. Because if by chance the oil is contaminated, it’s likely to potentially bring more harm than good.

Side Effects | To Review Additives, Great HealthWorks Omega XL Is Decent

Side effects are the product of additives. But additives are one of the trickiest aspects of any supplement. Did you notice them claiming to have no fishy aftertaste? It’s something usually achieved through adding some potentially harmful additives to the mix like Polysorbate 80 as we’ve seen in the Nature Made Fish Oil (review) [RRRRRRRRRR].

It Is Likely The Porcine Gelatin Being UsedBut what about the additives in this Omega XL? Does it also use similar ingredients to that?

No, it does not. But that notion of no fishy aftertaste is also not thanks to its other ingredients. It’s rather because of the way this thing is sourced. It’s because of the clams which are not fish.

So, the three inactive ingredients that the supplement of this review has are Gelatin, Glycerin, and Purified Water. Of these, the latter two are harmless. Whereas the very first is actually beneficial. Granted, it might not be as useful given the fact that it’s likely sourced from Porcine but still (this is an assumption stemmed by the fact that they don’t specify its Gelatin-sourcing and Porcine is the cheapest way to do it) [R, RRRRRRRRR].

Thus, at least as far as this aspect of the OmegaXL is something not troublesome.

Reviews | Real Customer Feedback Is Hard To Find With The Supplement

If you do a google search, you’ll find an absolute ton of biased Great HealthWorks Omega XL reviews. They are just trying to sell without really in-depth researching the thing. And that’s fine. But it does not help us learn how helpful the product has actually been to people.

There’s also nothing on the product page that helps us genuinely learn about unbiased feedback. Hence, I dived right into the vastness of the internet to find some by third-party sellers and retailers. And I did.

Great HealthWorks Omega XL Customer FeedbackI managed to find a total of 1,880 OmegaXL reviews. Of these, 1,499 were positive (3-star, 4-star, 5-star) and 381 were negative (1-star, 2-star). Which means it has a below 80% global success rate (79.7% to be precise). Which is not exactly ideal.

I mean, personally, that’s bad. Sure, it kind of means that it still supposedly helps 4 out of 5 people. Plus, the notion that people typically are more eager in reporting the negative experiences over positive ones. But still, I do not see it as a good success rate.

Now, granted, the success rate doesn’t matter that much whenever we’re talking about properly and extensively studied ingredients. I mean, something like the Pure Encapsulations Collagen JS (review) or Genacol Pain Relief (review) are prime examples of that.

These could have a 2% success rate, and it would hardly matter because of the properly designed studies that have shown the ingredient efficacy. I mean, there certainly would be problems but those wouldn’t be related to the beneficial ingredients used.

As for the Great HealthWorks OmegaXL supplement, despite the existing studies, I’m actually not that sure where it stands. There is some evidence with a rather small sample size to prove that it works. But, on the other hand, not only has it earned itself an FDA warning due to drug claims, but also third-party laboratory has checked its EPA and DHA contents, and those were rubbish [R, R].

Pricing | I Have To Add That It Does Feel Excessively Expensive

Since we did Great HealthWorks Omega XL reviews, we have to do pricing as well. And that’s a bit tricky, to say the least. Because we don’t really have an equal product or a similar product as far as its beneficial ingredients. To that end, the supplement of this review is absolutely unique. And hence, we will be taking a different approach.

We’ll assess it by the outcome.

So, per container, the Omega supplement offers 60 softgels. Since it is two of those per serving, we get 30 servings. A container typically costs $39.95. Hence, to do the math, that’s $1.33 a day for a chance at improved joint health. So, how does that compare?

As Far As Price I Think Its Expensive PlentyLet’s take something like the Health Logics BioCell Collagen (review). It’s a supplement using a patented Collagen formulation known as BioCell. It’s got some real quality studies behind it. Thus, the math on it is 84.8 cents a day for highly likely improving joint health. So, it’s some 40% more affordable.

Both have good additives. Health Logics has way better success rates. And Health Logics is actually third-party tested. Which is something that can’t be said about the Great HealthWorks at all. I mean, all in all, I wouldn’t ever pick the supplement of this review over the Health Logics one. It just makes no sense, the way I see it.

Here’s another supplement category that’s been extremely helpful to people when it comes to joint health. Turmeric Curcumin supplements. For example, let’s use the NutriCology CurcuWIN (review).

So, the NutriCology supplement uses a patented Curcumin formulation known as CurcuWIN. It’s something that has been proven in various studies to be an extremely effective form of delivering Curcuminoids and all their associated gains. This thing costs 66.5 cents a day for highly likely improving joint health.

It has great additives, just like the HealthWorks product. It’s got a decent success rate. And it’s third-party tested on top of it all. I mean, not only are Curcuminoids far better inherently to tackle joint health, but also it’s half the price of Omega XL. Plus, Curcuminoids are known to provide a ton of other extra benefits. And the supplement of this review doesn’t really offer EPA and DHA.

I mean, to put it mildly, I feel comparing the NutriCology CurcuWIN and Great HealthWorks Omega XL is kind of like comparing the dueling power of a lion and a hamster. And Omega XL is not the lion here.

Pros & Cons | Positives Are Weak & Cons Are Strong

Pros Cons
The supplement offers a wide profile of different Omega Fatty Acids. The actual quality and testing of the Great HealthWorks Omega XL is a huge question mark. They don’t do third-party testing either.
It seems to have good additives. This product likely contains GMO ingredients (no Non-GMO claim).
It doesn’t specify the EPA and DHA amounts. And it likely has very little of them.
While supposedly 4 out of 5 people like this, that’s actually a pretty low success rate, generally speaking.
The Omega XL is a very expensive supplement when compared to other even better categories of supplements for joint health.

Overall | I Would Not Spend My Money On This Omega XL Product

I think there’s a ton of hype built around the Great Omega XL. And then, the marketing they use just further augments that. And so, I believe a ton of people just kind of ride that hype train happily and never critically look at it. At the end of the day, it’s just not that good of a supplement.

I mean, yes, for positives, we have some studies and the beneficial ingredients being absolutely unique. To that end, it’s a very unconventional approach. And then, they do also use decent additives, and the success rates are fine. But there are at least three major flaws with it.

I Hate This Fatty Acid Supplement AttemptFirst, it doesn’t do third-party testing which in the form of pollution (mercury, lead, etc.) can come back to bite us real hard. So much so that we’d be better off never trying it.

Second, it likely doesn’t offer any meaningful EPA and DHA contents. So, we might be led into believing that this replaces a need for a proper Fish Oil supplement. In reality, it doesn’t.

Third, we don’t live on an island where the only option for joint health is this Omega XL of Great HealthWorks. There are at least two other supplement categories that, in my opinion, can tackle the joint health issue so much better.

And thus, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I believe that the supplement of this review is avoidable. I mean, I personally wouldn’t ever use it. And, frankly, I don’t see a reason for anyone to ever use it.

You’d be much better off with either the NutriCology CurcuWIN (review) or the Health Logics BioCell Collagen (review). And even if these two wouldn’t exist, there is a bunch of other stuff that you could try like the Alaya Multi Collagen (review). You never need to risk it with a clam-based product that doesn’t have lab results to show for its purity.

Above all, I hope this Great HealthWorks Omega XL review helped you find the information you were looking for. If you have any thoughts or questions, I’m all here for you. And do feel free to leave your own personal reviews on the product as well.

23 thoughts on “Great HealthWorks Omega XL Review – A Proper XL Scam?”

  1. If you have grandparents you need to check and make sure they have not been scammed by this company because they are professionals at lurking and scamming the elderly. The product does not work and they will lock them into a never-ending payment cycle charge to their credit card. If your grandparents have painter inflammation buy them a bottle of Advil and take all the poison called Omega XL and flush it down the toilet because you will not get a refund on your money. The company has hundreds of thousands of complaints against them but he is spending all his money on advertisement in hopes to get money before he bails out. Protect your grandparents and other people you know that may be suffering from pain or inflammation. Do not let them get sucked into this scam

  2. To me, it’s quite disgusting how the Great HealthWorks Omega XL is being marketed. They are really trying to sell it hard. It’s just that no decent supplement that I have ever encountered was sold in packs of two; namely, that people, essentially, have to buy two even if they want just one container. And it’s weird that they also offer a bottle of Vitamin D3 that comes along with that.

    It sounds great that there is so much free stuff with buying just supposedly one container of the Omega-3 supplement. And there’s also that free shipping and 60-day money-back guarantee. It just feels too much. It feels as if the product is terribly overpriced (which as you noted it actually is) and they know it.

    And that’s just such a bad vibe. Yuck.

    Of all that you discussed, the biggest red flag for me is probably the absolute lack of validation in terms of third-party testing. I never before realized that it was so important. But I definitely get it now.

    I think it kind of defeats the purpose. Because even if the OmegaXL will provide all these incredibly sounding anti-inflammation benefits, it still can be contaminated. It’s just not the risk I’m willing to take. Third-party test your product and then, we can talk.

    Thus, I would be very hesitant to buy this, even if it was just to try it regardless of the fact that I could have the option to get my money back.

    Thank you for the really in-depth, highly informative, and helpful review. You saved my money and quite likely my health as well. And I’ve no doubt that there will be many more people that this article will help.

    • Hey, Anusuya!

      I 100% agree with that vibe you were describing. I mean, it just feels incredibly salesy. And I don’t like that either. Frankly, I don’t see how great quality products should ever employ such tactics. I’ve looked at a lot of products, and they don’t.

      From my personal experience, whoever is trying to sell its product too hard, it’s probably not that great of a product. I’m not saying that’s necessarily the case here but it is quite possible.

      And, for sure, I definitely agree. The anti-inflammatory benefits are not worth it if the product is not pure. And as far as the pureness of the Omega XL, I’m not too convinced personally. Hence, avoiding the buy is also what I would do. In fact, I wouldn’t even take the product if they paid me to.


  3. Hi Matiss

    Thanks for your honest and straightforward review! You really took the time to find out all the possible information about this product and it seems like the manufacturer behind this has hidden something rather than being proud and transparent about their product! Anyway, these days, I have started to look into the plant-based options so I will look into the alternatives you’ve shared in the post.

    Thanks again,


    • Hey, Grace!

      I sincerely appreciate the kind words. Thank you. :)

      And I can definitely agree. Whatever the case, whatever the supplement, it is not the way to go to not be 100% transparent. It’s just not a good vibe.


  4. Hey talk about Scams, this article is one for sure. Written by the competition. All I know is this is the only product so far that has given me relief from constant daily pain that not even my doctor could help me with. She said exercise (but how do you do that when your in so much pain!} This Omega XL was recommended by some golfers so I gave it a try. Yes it’s more than I would like to pay but it works. I was limping and now I’m not and I can sleep now without my legs jumping. So don’t listen to this article written for whatever reason!

    • Hey, Beverly!

      I loved that. I appreciate the honest opinion. And I don’t have a dog in that fight; I’m glad this supplement helped you. :)

      And, yeah, to some extent, I guess you could say that it’s written by competition: by competition of truth. I mean, it’s not like this supplement can’t work. There are studies that prove that it can. Which I mentioned with references and everything in the article. It’s just that personally, I don’t think this is worth it.

      There are better solutions (Turmeric or even Collagen). And the lack of third-party testing is something rather concerning to me. Mercury and lead due to improper purification can lead to a ton of problems, especially if not countered by Gluthatione or other powerful antioxidants. And hence, I wouldn’t buy it.


  5. Wondering if anyone has experienced a drastic increase in spam emails after purchasing Omega-XL? I ordered their BOGO special, and a week later my spam emails went from about 10 or 15 a day to over 250 a day. I don’t know if it is because of my purchase or something else, but the XL purchase is the only unusual thing I have done in that time frame.

    • Hey, Bill!

      I’m sorry to hear that. But if that truly is the case, there is yet another reason why to never buy it. Because they likely sell that information to God knows who. Terrible.

      Other than that, I think it would be very useful to see whether anyone else has had that same experience. So, we could really approve this hypothesis.


  6. I bought from them, they charged me $40 for the free, and $80 for the other two they sent. I cancelled all of it. And did return all bottles. Put tracking on it and they got it on the 17th of May. Still waiting on a refund. If I do not get it soon, I will turn it over to my credit card company. They sure are taking a long long time for refund. Bonnie Holdeman

    • Hey, Bonnie!

      I really appreciate you for sharing the experience. And I too think that canceling it is the better decision. :)

      I hope it ends well and you get your money back. Either way, they shouldn’t take so long to refund. Certainly seems like another reason why to never go for the Omega XL.


  7. I have been considering this product because of a recommendation from a friend who is taking it. He has arthritis very bad. He was telling me before he started taking this he could barely walk or get around, but since taking it he can walk like he used to. He pruned and weeded my roses for me , got out all the bermuda grass, he is 81 years old. So now what do I do. I do not know if he was taking anything else before he started this Omega from New Zealand. He has been taking it for about 6 months.

    • Hey, Jacquie!

      I’m really happy for him. And I absolutely feel you if that’s the same goal you’re after.

      The point that I was trying to make with this article is that there are plenty of much better Omega supplements out there. And the right Omegas are extremely important for everyone but especially once we get older. They help a ton for brain health and, don’t quote me on this, but I’m very sure there were studies that have proven that stuff like proper Omega-3 supplements with plenty of DHA and EPA reduce/eliminate cognitive decline.

      On that note, if you are, however, after something that would help you battle arthritis-like symptoms, I would go for a proper Turmeric Curcumin supplement. I mean, that’s what I would pick if I was to have that problem. I’m very sure that it’s something that will be basically infinite times better for that purpose than this Omega XL thing. Plus, Turmeric adds a ton of other benefits as well.

      As for a proper option, I have plenty of reviews on Turmeric Curcumin stuff here on the website. Here’s what I feel is the best option (full review).

      I hope that helps!

  8. I am taking Omega XL. I truly believe this has helped my hip joints. I walk with more ease and my hip joints don’t feel like they’re on fire like they did before I started taking Omega XL.

    It does, however, cause some kind of odor which is indescribable. It’s not a “fishy” odor like I have experienced in taking other fish oil supplements.

    I don’t have any burping with this product either. I decided to reduce the amount I take to one gel instead of two, and that helped knock the odor down quite a bit.

    • Hey, Marie!

      My apologies, I have somehow missed this comment. I hope you’re doing great.

      Mmm, I’m glad to hear that. Thank you for letting me know. I genuinely appreciate you for sharing the experiences you’ve had. :)

      As for the odor, that’s a real interesting observation. Maybe that has to do with the Green Lipped Mussel Oil itself. Plus, the fact that it doesn’t actually bring Fish Oil to the table. But that’s just a guess.

      Again, thank you!


  9. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this great Omega XL review. There are a lot of things that make it a total “No-No” for me. Just everything starting with the price. Also, why on earth is it not third-party tested? And Larry King endorses this? It’s so sad that they rather spend money on endorsements like this instead of spending the money to get the product properly tested. Just sad. I totally agree with you. This is not worth anyone’s money.

    • Hey, Bogadi!

      I wholeheartedly appreciate your sharing your thoughts on this.
      I can only agree. I too believe there just are many problems with this.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  10. Thank you for your review of the Omega XL, Matiss. Well, I have actually been hearing some good things about it and so I decided I need to check things out. All to only find mostly positives about it. Your review is the closest to the truth that I have seen online and that makes it more trustworthy to me. I appreciate your honesty and truth-seeking mentality.

    • Hey, DamiMaddie!

      <3 <3 <3

      I'm all about the truth. :)
      Thank you for sharing that and letting me know.


  11. Thank you for sharing this review on Omega XL. In the back of my mind, I kind of felt that the price for this is not worth it at all. I had to check in with an honest opinion on it. And yours was exactly that. My compliments for that. :)

    And the reviews out there, I agree. Quite a few people feel to be biased in their judgments on this. And I agree on that necessity for third-party certification. This is why I’m certain that even if it was cheaper than what it is, I still wouldn’t go for it. Thank you for all the insight, Matiss. :)

    • Hey, Leslie!

      Yes, I absolutely feel you. And thank you for the kind words, they mean a lot.
      And… Indeed, indeed, third-party certification is a must for these types of products.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  12. Reading through this article right now, I realized the importance of checking through reviews before buying a product. In the past, I’ve come across this product a number of times and was tempted to consider its good words, thanks for sharing this. At the end of the day, I don’t think the components this Omega XL is made of are really safe for our health, especially when lacking third-party certification.

    • Hey, Jbryce!

      Yes, I can only echo what you already said.
      Third-party certification for purity is absolutely paramount for products like this.

      I’m glad this helped you!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!


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