CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is widely used for aiding in weight loss, as a supplement in addition to a healthy diet.
What is CLA?
Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA, is a fat found naturally in meat, most dairy, as well as sunflowers and safflowers. In animal sources, CLA concentration is highest in grass fed animals, as they produce an enzyme that converts the Omega-6 in the plants into CLA. Most CLA supplements on the market are derived from the sunflower or safflower oils.
Does it work?
In short. Yes, it does. To dive deeper, it isn't going to make you lose 20lbs all by itself, but it has shown results in trials to accelerate fat loss compared to placebo groups. Most significant differences were seen in the first 6 months of use. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that individuals who took 3.2 grams of CLA per day had a drop in fat mass of about 0.2 pounds each week (that’s about one pound a month) compared to those given a placebo. The key with CLA supplements is to make sure they yield at least 80% CLA.
CLA supplements are fairly inexpensive, and while it might not result in a massive weight loss, it has proven to assist with a diet and exercise routine designed for losing weight. CLA is not a stimulant like other popular fat-burning supplements, making it especially useful for the stimulant-sensitive. Furthermore, CLA is a great product to include in a weight loss stack, with or without stimulants. Check out a few of the CLA products we carry below.
A highly concentrated form of the naturally occurring Conjugated Linoleic Acid. Lipo-6 CLA is free of stimulants and can easily be combined with other diet products. To optimize results this product provides CLA in fast-absorbing liquid softgel capsules.
USN CLA is a perfect addition to any weight-loss program. CLA Pure 1000 can be stacked with any other thermogenic fat burner. 1000mg Natural Safflower Oil, providing (800MG) CLA