Piping Rock, Lean CLA 1250mg
100 Softgels, Made in USA
What is CLA?
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is the name given to group of chemicals found in the fatty
acid called linoleic acid. A few of the major sources of CLA in the diet include full-fat dairy
products, beef and butter. Although most people think of these foods as “unhealthy”
sources of saturated fat, they also provide essential CLA, which is a type of polyunsaturated
fat that we must obtain from our diets.
The body needs all three types of fats (yes, even saturated fats!) for optimum health because
they all have various functions, from pregnancy to digestion to brain function. Not only is it
true that eating fat doesn’t make you fat, but certain types of healthy fats are actually some
of the best fat-burning foods available.
Benefits of Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Helps with Weight Loss and Fat-Burning
You might find it hard to believe, but turns out butter is a fat-burning food! CLA has been
shown to help with fat loss in many animal and some human studies, which is why in its
concentrated form it’s one of the most popular weight loss supplements in the world.
According to a 2009 report published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, it’s
believed that CLA reduces adiposity (fat) because of its impact on 1) energy metabolism,
2) adipogenesis, 3) inflammation, 4) lipid metabolism and 5) apoptosis.
Regulates Blood Sugar and Helps Improve Insulin Function
There’s strong evidence that an inverse association exists between CLA intake in
someone’s diet and diabetes risk. The hypothesis is that CLA may be involved in insulin
regulation. We also know that the best food sources of CLA, including healthy fats like butter
or grass-fed beef, can stabilize blood sugar and help someone stick to a low-sugar, low-carb
diet that’s beneficial for controlling diabetes.
Improves Immune Function and Might Help Fight Cancer
Conjugated lienoic acid has shown immune-enhancing effects and anticarcinogenic activities
in several animal studies. The CLA present in saturated-fat foods might offset the adverse
effects of the saturated fat content and benefit everything from blood sugar control to hormone
regulation to natural cancer prevention.
Reduces Allergies and Asthma Symptoms
Consuming foods high in CLA or taking CLA supplements for 12 weeks seems to improve
symptoms and overall well-being in people with seasonal allergy symptoms. Similarly, some
research shows that for people with asthma, CLA might be a natural treatment method for
asthma-related symptoms. Twelve weeks of supplementation seems to improve airway
sensitivity and ability to exercise.
Improves Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
Early research suggests that CLA is beneficial for lowering inflammation and therefore
autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. Taking conjugated linoleic acid alone or
along with other supplements like vitamin E benefits those with arthritis by reducing
symptoms, including pain and morning stiffness. Pain and inflammation markers including
swelling have been improved for adults with arthritis taking CLA compared to their
pre-treatment symptoms or people not taking CLA, meaning CLA can naturally treat arthritis.
Might Improve Muscle Strength
Although findings have also been somewhat conflicting, some research shows that taking
conjugated linoleic acid alone or along with supplements like creatine and whey protein
can help increase strength and improve lean tissue mass. This is why CLA is often added
to some bodybuilding supplements, protein powders or weight loss formulas.
Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 50
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
† Daily Value (DV) not established.
Last Updated @ 9/3/2018 3:00:08 PM