10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|NutriGold Krill Oil Gold (3.8)||(3.8)|
|Super Brain Food (3.3)||(3.3)|
|Brain Storm Elite (2.6)||(2.6)|
|Smart Blend (2.4)||(2.4)|
The manufacturer claims that regular supplementation with Smart Blend is able to ensure a complete mixture of essential fatty acids as Omega-3 DHA and EPA and the Omega-6 CLA and GLA, without however providing evidence to support this claim.
Smart Blend Ingredients
Smart Blend includes the following ingredients: EPA – Eicosapentanoic acid (from High Performance Fish Oil Complex), DHA – Docosahexanoic acid (from High Performance Fish Oil Complex), Conjugated Linoleic Acid (75% CLA), and Gamma Linoleic Acid (from Borage Oil).
Smart Blend is a blend of the Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA and the Omega-6 fatty acids CLA and GLA.
Modern research has shown that Omega-3 fatty acids and Omega-6 fatty acids play a particularly important role in cardiovascular health and brain function, and work to ensure a positive mood and normal growth and development of hair, skin, nails and joints flexibility. Omega-3s for example are believed to play help reduce inflammation throughout the body — in the joints, blood vessels and elsewhere. However, Omega-3 supplements containing EPA and DHA may determine the blood to thin and thus may cause excess bleeding or interact with anticoagulant medication.
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is an Omega-6 fatty acid extracted from primrose oil. Existing research revealed that GLA (and its metabolite DGLA) are the precursors for the synthesis of prostaglandins, substances known to support a number of essential body functions (cardiovascular, joint, immune health, healthy blood glucose and blood pressure levels).
The recommended dosage is 2 soft gels with a meal up to 3 times daily, whereas for maximum benefits the manufacturer advises a 4 soft gels dose taken up to 3 times daily.
No side effects are mentioned by the manufacturer. Consumer reviews are generally positive with consumers reporting overall health improvement, cardiovascular strength enhancement particularly and loss of body fat (and increase in muscle mass).
- The formula contains no solvent residues, common allergens, artificial flavors or colors
- Overall positive consumer reviews
- No side effect reported by consumers
- No money-back guarantee or free trial offer available
- Rather pricy product (approx. $30 for a month’s supply)
Smart Blend is marketed as a multi-benefit product offered in a blend of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Particularly, the formula is advertised to provide optimal support for optimal immune and cardiovascular health, reducing body fat, increasing muscle tissue recovery and balancing hormone (such as testosterone and insulin) production.
Consumer reviews actually confirm the formula’s main benefit claims and are generally positive. No side effects have been reported either. All in all, this is a good quality product designed to provide overall health and to provide assistance to special categories of people (exercise enthusiasts, people trying to lose weight, athletes).