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Trying to Slim Down? Here's the Skinny on CLA

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It’s January, which means a lot of folks have committed to losing weight, whether that’s a few pounds or a few dress sizes. If you’re looking for a nutritional supplement to help you slim down, choose wisely. Many weight loss supplements make inflated claims, use untested ingredients, or contain stimulants that will keep you tossing and turning at night. Others are downright dangerous. So rather than taking a chance, you may want to consider conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).

What is CLA?

CLA is a healthy fat made from linoleic acid that occurs naturally in meat and dairy products — especially those from grass-fed cattle. And while you might think fat would make you fat, in this case, the opposite is true. CLA is one of the most well-researched natural compounds for supporting a healthy weight.*

Show Me the Research!

Supplementation with CLA has been clinically proven to reduce body fat while maintaining lean body mass.*[i],[ii],[iii],[iv],[v],[vi],[vii],[viii] The results are modest, but significant. A 2007 review of 18 studies published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that taking about 3 grams of CLA daily can help you lose o.89 pounds of body fat per month (compared to placebo), whereas the current trend of Americans is to gain about one pound per year.*[ix] That’s a net difference of nearly 12 pounds annually! Even better, research shows CLA may also prevent you from regaining weight once you’ve lost it.*[x]

How it Works

CLA works in four ways: 1. It decreases the number and size of fat cells in your body, 2. It helps prevent your body from storing fat in your fat cells, 3. It increases the rate at which your fat cells disintegrate, and 4. It boosts the activity of a key fat-burning enzyme.*

 Not All CLA is the Same

Just keep in mind: much of the research conducted on CLA has been performed on a specific brand called Tonalin®. Because Tonalin® is specially processed, other brands of CLA may not achieve the same results. With superior absorption and all-natural Fresh Apple flavor, Barlean’s Tonalin® CLA Swirl is an easy and delicious delicious way to help you reach your weight loss goals and enhance a healthy lifestyle.

Click here to learn more about Barlean’s Tonalin® CLA Swirl.

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

[i] http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/147323000102900503

[ii] http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/79/6/1118.full.pdf+html

[iii] http://jn.nutrition.org/content/135/4/778.full.pdf+html

[iv] http://jn.nutrition.org/content/139/7/1347.full.pdf+html

[v] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11745-001-0784-7

[vi] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0899900711003509

[vii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11110851

[viii]https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7246429_The_Effects_of_Conjugated_Linoleic_Acid_Supplementation_during_Resistance_Training

[ix] http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/85/5/1203.full.pdf+html

[x] http://jn.nutrition.org/content/135/4/778.full

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