CLA is a naturally-occurring form of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid found mainly in grass-fed dairy and meat products. CLA reduces accumulation and storage of fat in fat cells. It does this by interfering with a fat-storing enzyme known as lipoprotein lipase. Many independent studies have shown that CLA helps reduce fat and fat storage, while increasing lean muscle mass.1†
CLA has been shown in research and clinical studies to reduce body fat, and increase or preserve lean muscle mass.2,3†
While most people have some CLA in their diets, it is difficult to increase dietary CLA intake without consuming excessive fat at the same time. For example, to obtain 3.2 grams of dietary CLA, one would have to consume more than four gallons of ice cream, seven pounds of beef or four gallons of milk every day. Not a good way to lose weight! A quality CLA supplement is a wiser choice.
Tonalin® CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a CLA supplement made from natural safflower oil. It provides concentrated CLA to help you lose body fat and combined with a balanced diet and exercise, CLA can help you lose body fat, maintain healthy body weight, and keep it off.†
CLA has been studied extensively for its effect on helping maintain a healthy balance between body fat and lean muscle mass.
Studies show that this helpful acid works after absorption into the body to help maintain healthy fat levels by blocking the storage of fat and helping prevent the accumulation of unused fat in fat cells.†
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, published in the December 2000 issue of the Journal of Nutrition found that CLA reduces fat, preserves muscle tissue and helps promote the development of lean muscle mass which aids in maintaining a healthy weight.4,5†
In a 2004 clinical study, adults who exercised regularly and supplemented daily with CLA for 12 weeks experienced significant reduction in body fat.6,7
Another trial, conducted in 2007, showed that healthy adults who took CLA supplements for seven weeks in conjunction with weight training experienced reduced body fat and increased lean muscle mass.8,9
And in a 2005 trial, body mass improvements in healthy adults were attributed to two years of CLA supplementation, not diet or exercise, while overweight children (ages 6 to 10 years) had reduced body fat after taking CLA.10
Supplementing with CLA is usually thought of for helping maintain healthy weight, however CLA has also been shown to provide a variety of additional health benefits.
In a 1999 study conducted at Purdue University in Indiana, CLA was found to support blood sugar and triglyceride levels already within the normal range.11,12†
Researchers are also investigating CLA's potential to support the body’s immune system and help promote a healthy inflammatory response.13,14†
Not all CLA supplements are the same when it comes to quality.
Tonalin® CLA is the highest quality and most researched CLA available today, with 18 clinical studies showing its efficacy. And Tonalin® CLA is the brand proven to be effective at providing maximum health benefits associated with CLA supplementation.
Adding Tonalin® CLA to your daily health regimen, combined with a balanced diet and exercise, can help you maintain a healthy body weight and enjoy a number of important health benefits.†