CLAThe Good Fats
Conjugated Linoleic Acid or CLA, is an omega-6 fatty acid that occurs naturally in foods like meat and dairy products. It plays an essential role in the metabolism of fat, since it seems to improve its availability for energy instead of accumulating it. CLA is also found in polyunsaturated oils like corn or safflower oil. Our CLA is derived from pure, non-GMO safflower oil.
Research suggests that CLA:
Helps increase fat loss
Fights inflammation and strengthens the immune system
May contribute to heart health
Helps maintain healthy bones
A unique formula
Our high quality softgel capsules are designed for maximum bioavailability.
Our CLA is derived from pure, non-GMO safflower oil – only from trusted sources.
Benefits backed by science
A new area of CLA research is in immune modulation. Essentially, CLA may help to strengthen the immune system. As a result of its anti-inflammatory properties, it can help the immune system function in a more optimal way and make it easier for the body to fight off infections and boost liver health to support detoxification.
Fitness and figure
CLA has long been prized in the health and fitness community. Perhaps the most well-known and greatest benefit CLA is said to offer is increased fat loss, without sacrificing muscle mass. CLA appears to affect certain receptors known as the PPAR-gamma receptors. By acting on these receptors, CLA is said to inhibit both fat storage and fat cell production. CLA may also help to boost energy expenditure, which allows you to burn more calories during your workouts and as you go about your day.
Heart and veins
Recent studies indicate that CLA can improve heart health by preventing atherosclerosis, the accumulation of fatty plaques on the arteries, which has been linked to serious health conditions like heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Researchers have suggested that CLA’s effect on heart health has to do with the positive impact CLA has on liver function. This, in turn, helps to prevent plaque buildup because the liver is able to metabolise fat in a more effective way.
Bones and joints
CLA may promote bone strength by increasing the body’s ability to absorb calcium and reduce the activity of osteoclasts, cells that break down bones.
Why take our CLA
Our high quality softgel capsules are designed for maximum bioavailability. Our formula has been optimised by our team with cleaner ingredients and a better absorption rate than CLA powders.
Derived from safflower seed oil, our CLA is one of the purest and most effective forms of CLA, designed to ensure a formula with high potency and maximum efficacy.
CLA reduces body mass fat through 4 possible actions:
1. Decreasing the amount of fat that is stored after eating (decreases LPL).
2. Increasing the rate of fat breakdown in fat cells (lipolysis) and the rate of fat burning in the mitochondria (CPT and oxidation).
3. Reducing proliferation and differentiation of preadipocytes to mature adipocytes.
4. Decreasing the total number of fat cells (apoptosis).
Natural sources of CLA include:
Meat: Lamb, fresh ground beef, veal
Dairy: Ricotta, mozarella, cottage cheese, butter, plain yoghurt
Vegetables: White button mushrooms
Oils: Safflower oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, pomegranate seed oil
Omega-3s and omega-6s are both essential fatty acids. We need to obtain them through diet because our own bodies can’t synthesise them on their own. We tend to naturally eat more omega-6s than omega-3s. Supplementation can help us get the balance right.
CLA has long been prized in the health and fitness community. Perhaps the most well-known and greatest benefit CLA is said to offer is increased fat loss, without sacrificing muscle mass, particularly when combined with exercise. However, there are no magic pills. Supplement intake should be combined with an otherwise healthy lifestyle and balanced diet for the best results.
Research suggests you can take CLA when it's convenient for you. We'd recommend earlier in the day and with a meal and water to help absorption. Avoid taking with caffeine as this can prevent absorption and increase excretion.