- Product Highlights
- Supports Weight management
- Supports healthy lipid metabolism
- Promotes lean body mass
- Reduces body fat andincreases muscle tone
SKU 790011160106 Quantity 90 Softgels Serving Size 1 Softgel Servings Per Container 90 Potency 750 mg Directions Take 1 softgel 3 to 4 times per day with meals or as directed by your qualified health care consultant. NOTE: If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product. Warnings If you have a medical condition, are pregnant or lactating, are under the age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product. Keep out of reach of children. Softgel consists of gelatin, glycerin, water and natural caramel color (added as a light barrier). No wheat, no gluten, no soybeans, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts. Ingredients …for product label information including a complete list of ingredients, click all product images above. Other Ingredients Mixed tocopherols. Softgel consists of gelatin, glycerin, water and natural caramel color (added as a light barrier).No wheat, no gluten, no soybeans, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts.
- Product Details
New research has identified a fatty acid that may positively influence body composition. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), found mainly in meat and dairy products, used to be abundant in our diets. But with the trend to lower fat diets, our CLA intake also is declining. It is an irony that so many Americans seem to be getting fatter, even as we eat less fatty foods. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin may have found an explanation for this paradox. Their studies suggest CLA may be an important nutrient for optimal body composition, possibly helping to reduce body fat and increase muscle. Aware consumers are unlikely to go back to the unhealthy, meat-laden diets of the past. But today CLA is available from pure sunflower oil.
CLA is a term referring to a group of derivatives of the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid. CLA, a polyunsaturated fatty acid, is found naturally in certain foods, especially meat and dairy products. CLA has been known for more than 18 years, but studies of its relationship to body composition are more recent. Studies now suggest that CLA may positively influence our bodies' efficiency in using food, and have a beneficial effect on the balance between fat and muscle in our bodies. Clinical trials are now underway to explore the mechanism by which CLA works, and to determine whether the results of these laboratory and animal tests are also applicable to humans.
CLA appears to have a number of other benefits for our bodily systems. In fact, the University of Wisconsin researchers first discovered CLA’s role in influencing body composition as a result of research they were carrying out on CLA’s other properties. Among other important functions, CLA may be beneficial for our cardiovascular system due to its role in helping maintain normal cholesterol levels.
CLA is no longer abundant in most diets because Americans are eating less beef and full-fat dairy products. This translates to lower levels of CLA in our diets. CLA content is also much lower than it used to be in beef. Researchers believe this may be related to changes in the way cattle are fed. The green grass eaten by grazing cows is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids including linoleic acid. Cows have a unique digestive system that converts linoleic acid to CLA - a close chemical relative of linoleic acid. The CLA is then stored in the cows’ tissues. It is possible that, since cattle today are predominantly fed oats, barley and hay rather than grazing on grass, they are no longer producing as much CLA.
Although dietary sources of CLA typically include red meat and dairy products, Jarrow FORMULAS CLA is derived from safflower oil. Two CLA 750 softgels offer the CLA equivalent of what is found in 38 slices of cheese.
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) Brand: Jarrow FormulasPrice: $15.96 - In stock
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