Rich / Fit Supplement Tip....CLA

CLA: Conjugated Linoleic Acid

- What it is

Conjugated linoleic acid is a collective term used to describe one or more positional and geometric forms of the essential fatty acid linoleic acid. Linoleic acid may help your body increase muscle and decrease fat deposits.

- Natural Sources

CLA is naturally present in cow’s milk and beef and other ruminant meats. Milkfat, in particular, is the richest natural dietary source of CLA in the cis-9, trans-11 (c9, t11) configuration. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is found in cold-pressed oils such as flaxseed, hempseed, grapeseed, sunflower, safflower, and olive oil. Other foods contain this omega-6 acid as well, such as dairy, beef, and chicken.

- How it works

Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is an enzyme that breaks down fat you eat and stores it in your body. CLA hinders LPL, so your body stores less fat. CLA also helps destroy fat cells before your body stores them, and it helps turn fat into energy.

- How to consume

Many people take up to six capsules a day to get the recommended 1000 mg.

- Different kinds


- Which ingredients should one combine with for better results

Due to it’s fat burning properties, CLA may stack well with other fat-burning supplements such as L-Carnitine, and EFA’s.

- Positive Effects

CLA has been studied for various effects on health including: effects on the immune

system, cancer prevention, blood lipid and glucose levels, and body composition

weight loss.

- Negative or side-effects

It is natural, and the only side effect is an upset stomach for some people. Taking your CLA with food helps this.