Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) has come to be sought after for its ability to aid in fat loss and improve overall body composition.
Enhanced body fat loss:
- Among the most studied physiologic effects of CLA is its effect on body composition. CLA has been shown to support healthy insulin action and, through increases in mitochondrial biogenesis, boost metabolic rate, both of which promote body fat loss.*
Higher levels of lean body mass:
- CLA has been shown to aid in the preservation of muscle mass which recent studies suggest may be through its ability to help induce testosterone synthesis.*
Support consistent weight loss:
- Through its ability to inhibit the enzymes that promote the storage of body fat and activate those that promote fat mobilization, CLA may help keep those hard to lose and easy to re-gain five pounds at bay.
- A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that feelings of fullness and satiety were increased and feelings of hunger were decreased after 13 weeks of 3.6g/day of CLA supplementation suggesting CLA may exert a positive effect on appetite parameters such as hunger, satiety, and fullness.