LifeSource Vitamins CLA can help keep the weight off and maintain a weight-efficient body. A natural source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) can
decrease body fat while at the same time, increase lean muscle mass.*
The discovery of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) caused a scientific
sensation some years ago. This fatty acid found in red meat and cheese
showed strong anti-cancer properties, was particularly effective in
inhibiting breast and prostate tumors, as well as colorectal, stomach, and
skin cancer, including melanoma. Scientists found CLA to be more strongly
anti-carcinogenic than other fatty acids.
CLA supplementation was also shown to improve the lean mass to body fat
ratio, decreasing fat deposition, especially on the abdomen, and enhancing
muscle growth. To achieve this, CLA reduces body fat is by enhancing
insulin sensitivity so that fatty acids and glucose can pass through muscle
cell membranes and away from fat tissue. This results in an improved muscle
to fat ratio. Compelling evidence indicates that CLA can promote youthful
metabolic function and reduce body fat. The unique mechanism by which this
fatty acid protects against disease makes it an important addition to any
Compared to the previous generations, Americans are deficient in CLA,
because changes in cattle-feeding practices have decreased CLA content in
meat and milk. For optimal CLA production, cows need to graze on grass
rather than be artificially fattened in feedlots. The meat of grass-fed
cows contains up to four times as much CLA. Today's dairy products have
only about one-third of the CLA content they used to have before 1960.
One big reason for the current obesity epidemic in America could be CLA
deficiency. Several animal studies showed that adding CLA to the diet
resulted in leaner, more muscular bodies. One 1996 study, for instance,
showed as much as 58% lower body fat in CLA-supplemented mice.
CLA is the component of red meat that has been shown to prevent cancer. The
FDA has published research attesting to the anti-cancer properties of CLA.
CLA is used by bodybuilders to drive glucose into muscle cells to produce
anabolic effects. Dieters use this same sugar-burning mechanism to prevent
serum glucose from turning into body fat. The new CLA oil is about 50%
stronger in the cis-9, trans- 11, isomer (which scientists consider the
most active isomer).*
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CLA also has antioxidant properties and has been shown to prevent muscle
wasting (an anti-catabolic effect).
CLA is chemically related to linoleic acid but appears to have opposite
effects in certain important areas. For instance, linoleic acid stimulates
fat formation (lipogenesis) in adipose tissue, while CLA inhibits fat
formation; linoleic acid tends to promote tumor growth, while CLA is an
excellent inhibitor of tumor growth; linoleic acid makes cholesterol more
susceptible to oxidation, while CLA makes cholesterol more stable.
One of the greatest problems with the Western diet during the last fifty
years has been excessive consumption of linoleic acid, due to the
introduction of margarine, seed oils such as corn oil and safflower oil,
and the modern artificial feeding methods of cattle that have raised the
linoleic acid content of meat. At the same time, the consumption of
beneficial fatty acids such as omega-3 fats (fish, flax, and perilla) and
CLA has gone down. Because of the enormous impact that fatty acids have on
our physiology, an excess of linoleic acid combined with a deficiency of
CLA could have far-reaching effects on health and longevity.
Conjugated Linoleic acid (CLA) is a slightly altered form of Linoleic acid
(LA), an omega-6 fatty acid important to human health. Omega-6 fatty acids
are derived from the foods we eat (primarily from meats and dairy
products). The average American ingests probably less than 1 gram of CLA a
In a study presented at the Experimental Biology 2002 meeting, CLA alone
was shown to cause a substantial decrease in fat mass, and for those who
received CLA plus Guarana, both adipocyte (fat cell) size and number were
decreased by 50%. As an added benefit, sesame lignans have been shown to
further increase the burning of fat by stimulating fatty acid oxidation in
the liver. As with any fatty acid, CLA can be oxidized by free radicals
once it has been ingested. Sesame lignans help prevent the oxidation of
CLA, providing health benefits without negative impact.
Recently CLA has also become available in concentrated dietary supplement
form. Extravagant claims abound for these supplements, including assertions
that they can help burn fat, build muscle, and fight cancer. Although there
has been promising research done over the past few decades, it has
primarily been in small animals. In some studies, rats and mice fed
CLA-supplemented diets experienced a reduction in appetite and in
accumulated body fat. Some even experienced a reduction in tumors.
In perhaps the most exciting study done so far, a team of Swedish
researchers reported in December 2000 that CLA melts away fat while
boosting muscle mass. The overweight and obese participants in the study
experienced a reduction in body fat while taking 3.4 grams of CLA daily for
64 days. But none of them lost weight. Many also complained of nausea and
of the difficulty in taking 12 capsules daily. Only 47 of the 60
participants completed the trial. As with any other diet pill, keep in mind
that it's not a magic pill, and you will need to start a program of diet
and exercise in order to successfully lose weight and keep it off the
healthy way. Slow and steady is the best way to lose weight. Walk some at
night, jog just a bit, keep moving, eat just a little less. Things like
this go a long way when you combine them with our CLA or any dietary
LifeSource Vitamins CLA - Conjugated Linoleic Acid, A great option for
maintaining your desired body weight. Most effective when part of a healthy
lifestyle and exercise plan, weight loss support, weight loss supplement.*
CLA - Conjugated Linoleic Acid benefits: Weight-Loss Potential, Increased
Metabolic Rate, Shown to Reduce Fat and Increase Lean Muscle Mass, Enhanced
Muscle Growth, Can Lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides, Lowers Insulin
Resistance, Reduces Food Induced Allergies, Enhances Immune System, Safe,
Natural and Effective.
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