- Product Highlights
- Now Foods CLA Supports Weight Management
- Supports healthy lipid metabolism
- Promotes lean body mass
- Reduces body fat andincreases muscle tone
SKU 733739017284 Quantity 180 Softgels Serving Size 3 Softgels Servings Per Container 60 Potency 800 mg Directions As a dietary supplement, take 3 CLA softgels 1-2 times daily, preferably 1 hour before meals. Warnings Please discard the inedible freshness packet enclosed. Keep out of reach of children. Consult a physician before using. Ingredients Safflower Oil (High Linoleic Acid), Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), Cis-9, Trans-11 Isomer, Trans-10, Cis-12 Isomer…for product label information including a complete list of ingredients, click all product images above.
- Product Details
Now Foods CLA 800 mg (conjugated linoleic acid) is a distinctive omega-6 fatty acid, and one of the most popular weight management/body composition supplements ever introduced to the health seeking public. Long before the days of heavily processed meats and cheese, the modern diet contained much greater quantities of CLA. Today, most Americans consume less than one gram per day from food. This makes dietary supplementation one of the only effective ways to obtain ideal levels of this important fatty acid. The effectiveness of Now Foods CLA 800mg will not diminish over time, and there is no need to cycle on/off the product. Now Foods CLA 800 mg will garner the best results when used by individuals who exercise regularly, follow a sensible diet, and take the product consistently.
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.
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