Effectiveness Rating for Alpha-Linolenic Acid's Ability to Lower Triglyceride Levels

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well alpha-linolenic acid is able to lower triglyceride levels. The overall rating for this claim is 1.7 out of 3. There is some research showing the supplement's ability to deliever on this particular claim is warranted. Using Alpha-Linolenic Acid to lower triglyceride levels may lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for Alpha-Linolenic Acid's Ability to Lower Triglyceride Levels

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 3 studies in the database on alpha-linolenic acid; the confidence rating is 60. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

Alpha-Linolenic Acid Dose to Lower Triglyceride Levels

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
5.9g once daily 5.9g


Title of Study
Dietary alpha-linolenic acid, EPA, and DHA have differential effects on LDL fatty acid composition but similar effects on serum lipid profiles in normolipidemic humans
a-Linolenic acid and marine long-chain n-3 fatty acids differ only slightly in their effects on hemostatic factors in healthy subjects13
Dietary α-linolenic acid alters tissue fatty acid composition, but not blood lipids, lipoproteins or coagulation status in humans