CLA Article


What is CLA?

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a fatty acid that is naturally found in meat and dairy products. It is derived from grass-fed animals such as goats, cows, and sheep. Supplementing with CLA has been proved to increase the metabolic rate, increase fat utilization and therefore resulting in weight loss.


Benefits of Using CLA

Some of the most known suggested benefits of CLA supplementation include:

Increased metabolic rate: This would obviously be a positive benefit for any type of athlete that is trying to lose weight and improve body composition.

Enhanced muscle growth: Muscle burns fat, which also contributes to increased metabolism, which is useful in weight loss and management.

Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides: Since many people these days have elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, even with treatment, this benefit can have an impact on any person who has high cholesterol.

Lowers insulin resistance: Lowering insulin resistance has been shown to help prevent adult-onset diabetes and make it easier to control weight.

Reduces food-induced allergic reactions: Since food allergies can be at play when weight loss becomes difficult, this can be of help.

Enhances immune system: With the variety of bacteria and poor immune systems in contemporary society, enhancing the immune system's ability to function properly is a positive benefit to all.



When and how much to use?

Studies show that a minimum of 3 grams per day of CLA is needed to obtain the beneficial effects of CLA on body fat. It is recommended to split the dose into 3 separate times per day, usually with meals.