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CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)

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CLA, or Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is actually a form of free fatty acid that is primarily found in foods rich in healthy fats, including red meats and dairy products. Read the full description for more information.

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What is CLA?

CLA, or Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is actually a form of free fatty acid that is primarily found in foods rich in healthy fats, including red meats and dairy products. Linoleic acid for example, is a member of the omega fatty acid family, which play so many vital roles in the health of the human body that listing them all would take an age. CLA is a form of conjugated linoleic acid, and is a combination of the many different types of linoleic acid found naturally in nature. Although found in whole foods, consuming enough of these foods to get enough CLA would be detrimental to your health, and expensive to boot, which is why CLA supplements are now more popular than ever before.

How does it work?

CLA functions primarily as a weight loss and muscle building aid, which is why people use this supplement when trying to strip away body fat and build or maintain lean muscle mass. Now, it may sound bizarre to some people, what with CLA being a form of fat, but CLA can really help you to burn body fat and lose weight in a number of different ways. The main reason for this is that CLA helps to actually increase the metabolism, allowing you to burn off more calories, even in a rested state. This increase in energy as the result of more calories being burnt off can improve athletic performance, so you will burn off even more calories and have very productive workouts. CLA has also been found to enhance fat oxidation, in which fat is used as a primary source of energy, so you are fuelling your body and your workouts with body fat, instead of calories from foods and drinks. CLA helps keep the metabolism stoked, even when in a caloric deficit, so your energy levels remain high, whilst your calorie consumption levels will be reduced, which obviously will result in fat loss. On top of that however, it is also a very potent supplement in terms of health and well-being, due to the fact that it can reduce fatty deposits and build ups in the arteries, as it reduces LDL cholesterol, whilst increasing HDL cholesterol.

What are the main benefits of CLA supplements?

Some of the main benefits associated with CLA include:

Improves heart health

As mentioned, CLA has been found to reduce LDL cholesterol, which is the bad cholesterol responsible for the build ups of fatty deposits in our arteries. This is beneficial for several reasons, including the fact that it can prevent heart disease, strokes, and heart attacks, as well as helping to prevent hypertension (high blood pressure).

Fat loss

One of the main benefits of CLA supplements, is the fact that they help promote fat loss in people of all ages, genders, shapes, and sizes. This is ideal for anybody looking to lose weight healthily, as CLA helps increase fat oxidation, it boosts the metabolism, and it keeps energy levels sky high, even when in a caloric deficit. For anybody looking to lose body fat, CLA is perfect.

Promotes general health and well being

As CLA is a member of the omega fatty acid family, naturally you can expect it to provide a whole host of various other benefits to the human body, and that is exactly what it does. CLA boosts the immune system, it helps to prevent certain cancers, it is great for the brain, it is great for the joints and digestive system, and much more besides.

  • Fat loss
  • Lean muscle growth
  • Improved immune system health
  • Improved joint health
  • Great for the brain and mental health
  • Increased energy levels
  • Great for the cardiovascular system
  • And more...

How and when should it be consumed?

Health Canada Recommended Dose (capsules): 3 - 5 Capsule(s) 1 time(s) per day.

CLA VS L-Carnitine

CLA is similar to L-Carnitine, although the two are still very different and function in very different ways. CLA has been found to assist with fat loss and lean muscle growth and maintenance, whereas Carnitine functions as a powerful anti-inflammatory. Because of this, the two are often stacked together for optimal results.

What can it be stacked with?

As mentioned, CLA is often stacked with L-Carnitine, although CLA can also be used with NO boosters, BCAAs, whey protein, and L-Glutamine when looking to burn body fat and increase/maintain lean muscle mass. In terms of general health however, Carnitine, CLA, and a multi-vitamin with added zinc will function very well indeed.

CLA Ingredients

Per Capsule

Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): CLA (Conjugated linoleic acid) .......................... 1000 Milligrams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin.

Potential side effects

Always speak to your doctor before using any new supplement and discontinue use if you notice any adverse side effects. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should speak to their doctor before using CLA supplements. Although generally very safe, some users have reported the following, when consuming CLA supplements in very high dosages.

  • Stomach cramps and discomfort
  • Diarrhea
  • Slight nausea
  • Light headedness
  • Dizzy spells

Known Adverse Reactions: Some people may experience gastrointestinal upset.
Contraindications: Do not use if you have CVD, diabetes, metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance.

Cautions and Warnings

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are obese or have cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (e.g. high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or triglycerides). Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if your goal is to achieve weight loss.

Allergen warnings

Allergy Statement: This product is made in a facility that handles milk products, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.

This product may contain milk, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) Reviews

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Phil A. on 11/09/2018

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First time - but very happy with product so far
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Katherine M. on 17/08/2018
so Far so good :)

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Remi g. on 30/04/2018
very good so far good price

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Hans A. on 24/08/2017

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Part of my plan
Dawn V. on 14/08/2017
So far so good. I'm stacking this product with Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR).
no significant changes as of yet. I am dieting, exercising, and fasting intermittently. I have increased my protein, cut out my junk food, and abolished wheat ( yes even beer) from my diet.
I hope that this will all help me sculpt the person I see in my head out of the piece of marble I currently am .

.... on a side note, 30 minutes after taking CLA...if I happen to burp, it tastes like lipstick. LOL !

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sarah c. on 07/07/2017
Great price

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Christian L. on 02/07/2017
Nova Scotia
First time trying the CLA from CP. The price was right and look forward to seeing some results

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Amy j. on 17/06/2017
Great product

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Sean A. on 15/06/2017

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Christopher R. on 02/05/2017
Great product and price. Very fast shipping.

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leyna p. on 30/04/2017

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Barry N. on 06/04/2017

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First time purchase
SPIRO I. on 26/12/2016
Ordered LCarnatine and CLA and protein. Excellent pricing and quality. Order arrived in two days.

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Good product
Sergio F. on 11/12/2016
This is my first time trying CLA's. I've only been taking them for a week so I cant comment on effectiveness but delivery was on-time, the price is good and the soft gels are easy to take.

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Good price
Eric D. on 15/10/2016
Good price for the quantity.

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Michelle S. on 28/07/2016
I've only been taking the supplements for a week so it's too soon to tell if they are working for me.

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Use as described
Etienne on 07/12/2015
These are my first CLAs that I have purchased. I haven't notice a difference yet however, I am forgetting to take a capsule from time to time. I would definitely purchase this again from Canadian Protein.

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CLA Caps
Robby on 13/10/2013
Hamilton, Ontario
Exactly as advertised. Can't beat the price.

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Solid Product
Chris on 14/09/2013
London, ON
I have tried a few different brands of CLA, GNC total lean, ALLMAX 95, and I would say that this product is just as comparable, and for the price, it can not be beat. I inquired about the CLA ratio in the product and Canadian Protein informed me that it is 85% CLA, so at 1250mg per capsule, its a fair dosage. And really, CLA is CLA, it is all primarily extracted from sun flower oil. Go with this product.

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Rick on 17/06/2013
Does the job, when you have get cut.


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