Q: How does CLA work in the
CLA prevents fat from being
deposited into the cells by speeding up the body's fat metabolism. CLA
also helps the body metabolize existing fat deposits. This fat then
returns to the blood stream where it is used as energy by muscle cells and
Q: What is CLA 1300 made of?
CLA 1300 is made through a proprietary
process that converts the linoleic acid of safflowers into conjugated
linoleic acid. Safflower is the richest source of linoleic acid. CLA in
supplement form is necessary since it is exceedingly difficult to obtain
an optimal level of CLA through diet alone.
Ruminate animals, like cows, have a special
digestive system that converts linoleic acid into CLA. Normally we would
receive CLA by eating beef and dairy foods. However, changes during the
past 30 years in how cattle are raised (grain fed vs. grass fed) coupled
with the trend toward low-fat dairy have drastically reduced the amount of
CLA humans acquire through diet.
Q: Is CLA 1300 safe?
Human safety and dose response trials
proved CLA is safe and efficacious. Numerous clinical studies
have been conducted on the safety of CLA and no adverse side effects have
Unlike many supplements for weight loss, CLA DOES NOT contain any stimulants (contains NO Ephedra or
Caffeine). In contrast, CLA is not only safe, its other and
equally important health benefits make it a sound supplement choice for
overall better health.
Q: Are there any other health benefits
Research shows CLA may now play
an important role in helping reduce the
incidence of breast cancer, helping improve asthma and allergy control,
help control blood sugar levels (diabetes), and may help limit the extent
of arteriosclerosis which can lead to heart disease.
According to Delbert R. Dorscheid, M.D.,
Ph.D., a cancer and asthma researcher on faculty at the University of
Chicago in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, when a certain cell
functions improperly this usually marks the beginning for the disease
process. CLA alters the cellular signaling performed by certain fatty acid
molecules, a pathway common to all cells. CLA's benefit to these cells and
the disease process related to that cell's function may be the alteration
in this signaling pathway. For this reason, Dr. Dorscheid calls CLA a significant "health promoter."
Q: What do I look for in purchasing CLA?
Be sure it is 100% Safflower Oil as
sunflower oil or a blend will probably be cheaper, but cost you in the
long run as it will have less of the fat loss ingredients you are looking
for. Each capsule should have at least 1250mg of oil so you get a total of
1000mg of actual CLA. This part is a little tricky, but if you read
further we will do our best to explain.
Isn't all CLA the same anyway?
Actually, no. CLA was originally made from
sunflower oil. After it was discovered that Safflower Oil produced much
more of the fat loss ingredient than sunflower oil, the companies that
were concerned with the effectiveness of their product switched to using
Safflower Oil. Because sunflower oil is less expensive most companies
still use it, even though it won't produce the same results as Safflower
Oil. So be sure you are getting 100% safflower oil in the product you
When is 1000mg, NOT 1000mg?
When you're looking at a CLA label.
A bottle of CLA labeled 1000mg does not
contain 1000mg of CLA. Here's why...The 1000mg the bottle is referring to
is actually the carrier, or oil, that each capsule contains. The oil in
the capsule contains some CLA. How much depends upon a number of factors
including which type of oil is used (sunflower or safflower) and how it is
In order for a capsule to have 1000mg of
CLA it would have to have a minimum of 1250mg of Safflower Oil and even
more if it was made from sunflower oil.