Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a previously unrecognized nutrient that occurs naturally in wide variety of food, and particularly in beef and dairy products. In more
than 17 years of research, CLA has been shown to be an anticarcinogen in several animal models, reduce the adverse catabolic effects induced by immune
stimulation in rats, mice and chickens, enhance growth performance in rats and inhibit plaque formation in rabbits fed an atherogenic diet at least in part via changes in
lipoprotein metabolism. In the last several years, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and elsewhere have begun to study CLA's affect on metabolism,
energy retention and balance between body fat and lean body mass.
According to a recent scientific paper, CLA inhibits
the body's mechanism for storing fat and causes the
body to utilize fatty reserves for energy.
CLA has been shown to inhibit lipoprotein lipase,
an enzyme which breaks down fat gobules in the
blood so that adipocyte (fat cell) uptake, or body fat
accumulation, can occur. The inhibitation of
lipoprotein lipase results in reduced fat deposition.
CLA also increases hormone-sensitive lipase
activity, an enzyme which breaks down fats stored
in fat cells on the body. The fatty acids are returned
to the blood stream to be used as an energy source
for muscle cells. CLA directs the body to use fat
reserves for energy.
CLA also has powerful antioxidant properties. In fact, it has been proposed that adding CLA to foods may
prevent oxidation and mold growth in the food products.
Four capsules of Tonalin CLA provide the equivalent amount of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) of
approximately 6 pounds of beef, 50 slices of American cheese, or a
gallon of ice cream.
For best value and convenience, buy
Clarinol CLA Plus. This is a Liquid CLA
with Orange Creamsicle flavor.
Most encapsulated CLA products contain just 750mg of CLA per 1000mg gelcap so you need to take
about 5 of them to match the amount of CLA in a serving of Clarinol CLA Plus. Not only is
Clarinol CLA Plus more convenient, but much more economical as well.