Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for alpha-linolenic acid is 1.3 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence to back the supplement's use. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for alpha-linolenic acid as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Alpha-Linolenic Acid
There are 6 studies in the database on alpha-linolenic acid; the research 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 research rating is for alpha-linolenic acid as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|increase muscle mass|
|Performance Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|Cardiovascular Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels||increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels||lower total cholesterol levels||lower triglyceride levels|
|General Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve insulin sensitivity||lower fasting glucose|