Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a fatty acid with numerous health benefits, although most widely known for its reported body composition and weight loss effects. Studies have shown CLA supplementation to lead to ‘moderate body fat loss’ when compared with placebo. For this reason it’s popular with athletes from a number of different sports with the goal of improving body composition.
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Naturally found in grass fed dairy and beef, this product derives from vegetable oils. Many studies have shown people who get a lot of CLA in their diet are at a lower risk of various diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cancer. There are many different forms of CLA, but the two important ones are called c9, t11 (cis-9, trans-11) and t10, c12 (trans-10, cis-12).
C9, t11 is most abundant in food, whereas t10, c12 is the form found in this product and most associated with weight loss. T10, c12 is also present in foods, albeit in much smaller amounts. Therefore in order to capitalise on the benefits of CLA it is advised to use a supplement.
Whilst the precise mechanics of CLA on the body’s ability to lose weight are not currently well defined, it is thought to activate key regulatory enzymes associated with lipid oxidation.
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|Typical values per 3 softgels|
|Safflower Oil (80% Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA))||3000mg|
Ingredients: Safflower Oil [80% Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)], Capsule Shell (Bovine Collagen, Glycerine, Water).