With sunny summer just around the corner, the bikini body is a dream of many, which is why this month we’re focusing on a product that is acclaimed to be of help in achieving that dream – Conjugated Linoleic Acid, commonly known as CLA.
This great supplement is already famous with athletes looking to improve their body composition, but recently it has been gaining popularity also amongst wider audience. We believe there is more to it than just weight-loss benefits, but scroll down to read more about our Product of the Month and find out for yourself.
What is CLA?
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a naturally occurring Omega 6 fatty acid that cannot be produced by the body. It comes from the linoleic acid (LA) in the grass and grains eaten by animals such as cows and sheep. CLA is typically found in meat and dairy products, but in order to consume enough of this nutrient, a person would require a large intake of this type of foods, which would be very expensive, not to mention calorific. And so our CLA softgels are the ideal way to boost Omega 6 levels quickly and conveniently. The CLA in our supplements is produced from safflower oil.
We offer various strength CLA softgels, including CLA 1500mg. This supplement is a part of our Sports Nutrition range and it is one of the strongest CLA supplements available currently on the market. Each capsules delivers 1500mg of pure CLA and 80% active isomers per capsule for optimal results.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid is most commonly known for its beneficial influence on achieving weight management goals as it is claimed to encourage the body to transform stores of fat in to usable energy, hence reducing total fat stores and enhancing muscle growth. It is very popular with various athletes, as the effects of supplementation with CLA are most prominent when combined with regular physical exercise. It is an ideal diet addition for anyone on an advanced training program, looking to improve body composition.
There is no magic formula for losing weight and CLA won’t do all the work itself, but it can be the much needed helping hand in all the efforts for that dream body.
How does CLA aid weight loss?
CLA is thought to trigger a series of chemical reactions that stimulate fat-burning in the body. It may work in a number of different ways:
- speeding up metabolism
- increasing insulin resistance
- helping the body ‘mobilise’ stored fat
- killing white (‘bad’) fat cells
Other benefits of CLA
What is more, CLA is a potent antioxidant as well as a powerful immune system enhancer. Some researchers suggest that CLA can be treated as a supportive treatment in some cancer cases. Its anti-cancer efficacy is expressed at concentrations close to human consumption levels. Additionally, CLA is also claimed to lower cholesterol and triglycerides levels.
At HTC we offer a selection of CLA softgels ranging in strength from 500mg to 1,500mg. In addition to that, we also offer CLA in vegetarian soft capsules suitable for vegans. These capsules use a patented technology to manufacture soft shells from carrageenan algae, do deliver the nutrients in a similar manner that softgels do.
*Claims for food supplements mentioned in this article are not meant for general public, but are purely for information of food supplement industry professionals. Please note that the claims are not authorised by European Food Safety Authority for use on labels or marketing materials.