More and more people who work out are discovering how CLA to help them get in shape by lowering body fat levels.
What is CLA?
CLA or conjugated linoleic acid is a concentrated fatty acid usually derived from sunflower or safflower oil. CLA possesses two unique chemical subcomponents known as the trans-10, cis-12 isomers. These isomers are believed to play a key role in yielding many benefits to the user.
What are the benefits of using CLA?
CLA works in four ways:
- Decreases number and size of adipocytes (fat cells), lowering your body fat mass.
- Decreases the activity of LPL enzymes which help to store triglycerides (fats) in adipocytes (fat cells). With regular use of CLA, less fat gets stored.
- Increases apoptosis, the rate at which fat cells disintegrate, thus reducing the number of existing fat cells in your body.
- Increases activity of the enzyme CPT (carnitine palmitoyltransferase), so fat is burned up faster, leaving less of it in your body.
In addition to helping you burn fat, another significant benefit is that CLA can help you also maintain muscle while dieting. This is especially important for anyone, who needs to lose body fat but maintain their muscle tone after losing the weight.
CLA can be used any time of day or night as it is stimulant free!
Is CLA safe to use?
Yes. CLA has a proven track record of safety.
In over 18 separate clinical studies, CLA was consistently well-tolerated with no adverse effects using the recommended dose. A two-year clinical study reported no serious adverse effects with long-term CLA supplementation.