Does alpha-linolenic acid work?
Overall Effectiveness Rating for Alpha-Linolenic Acid
The overall effectiveness rating for alpha-linolenic acid is 1.3 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence alpha-linolenic acid does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.
Overall Confidence Rating for Alpha-Linolenic Acid
There are 6 studies in the database on alpha-linolenic acid; the confidence rating is 33. 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. Note, this rating is for alpha-linolenic acid as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.
The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about alpha-linolenic acid. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims
|increase muscle mass