CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) 1,000 mg
Benefits at a Glance
Promotes healthy body composition
Improves weight loss
May help improve your immune system
May help improve blood sugar regulation
May help improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels
CLA is a naturally occurring trans isomer of linoleic acid, which may benefit body composition and support weight control. It is unique in structure because of the location of the double bonds in the linoleic acid molecule. Recent research shows that the specific isomers c9,t11 and t10,c12 play key roles in many of CLA's physiological properties. In a preliminary human study involving 60 overweight subjects, conjugated linoleic acid supported healthy body fat mass. Several animal studies explore possible mechanisms of CLA, including the ability to maintain healthy fat deposition, promote lipolysis in adipocytes, moderate energy intake, and maintain healthy energy expenditure and metabolic rate.
Pure Encapsulations concentrated, improved potency CLA provides an average of 77% total CLA, and contains the main isomers c9,t11 and t10,c12 in a 39:39 ratio.
CLA has been shown to play an important role in promoting a healthy body composition. The use of CLA for nutritional purposes is covered under one or more of the following patents: 5,017,614; 5,428,072; 5,430,066.
This product is sourced from Tonalin® brand. It is derived from safflower oil using a patented process
From the many studies I review every month, it appears that many of the adverse health effects from beef may be the result of the diet the cattle are fed, specifically all the grains. I believe another problem is the toxins and pesticides become concentrated in animal fats. As a consequence, when we consume those fats, we are also consuming the toxins the animal has stored there.
Given the currently available information, I believe a reasonable strategy if you choose to eat red meat, is to limit your consumption and select only products where you are comfortable the animal was raised on a free-range and all grass-fed diet. Studies have shown that cattle raised on grass only diets have levels of CLA that are three to five times higher than grain fed cattle. Additionally, the meat has higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
If you avoid red meat, you may want to consider supplementing with CLA. Research has shown CLA beneficial in combating cancer, asthma high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, inflammation, insulin resistance, and improving body composition.
References: Aydin, Rahim. Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Chemical Structure, Sources and Biological Properties. Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences. 2005;(29):189-195. Bhattacharya, A., J. Banu, M. Rahman, J. Causey, and G. Fernandes. 2006. Biological effects of conjugated linoleic acids in health and disease. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 17:789-810 Gaullier JM, Halse J, Høye K, Kristiansen K, Fagertun H, Vik H, Gudmundsen O. Conjugated linoleic acid supplementation for 1 y reduces body fat mass in healthy overweight humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2004 Jun;79(6):1118-25.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel Capsule
Amount per serving
Calories from fat.....10
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol).....10 i.u.
conjugated linoleic acid complex.....1,000mg
providing pure conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) .....770mg
Other ingredients: gelatin capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, carob)
Dosage and use
- 3–5 capsules per day, in divided doses, before meals.
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