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BioCor Nutrition Cor CLA Caps (100ct): Discount Cor CLA Caps Supplements

Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) are a family of at least 28 isomers of linoleic acid found mostly in the meat and dairy products derived from ruminants. CLAs can be either cis- ortrans-fats and the double bonds of CLAs are conjugated and separated by a single bond between them.

The most promising science around CLA concerns its effect on weight management. Thirty-five intervention studies have been conducted using CLA in humans to investigate the effects of CLA on weight management. These studies, which vary widely in CLA dose and duration, show the most significant effect of CLA on weight management is on body composition, a reduction in total body fat and an increase in lean body mass. The effect of CLA on fat mass is modest and at the recommended dosage of 3.2 g/day produces a statistically significant 90 g fat loss per week (about 1 lb in 5 wk) as shown by a 2007 meta-analysis.

To the uninformed, supplementing with CLA seems absurd. After all, CLA is in fact a trans-fatty acid. However, CLA is conjugated, and in the United States, trans linkages in a conjugated system are not counted as trans fats for the purposes of nutritional regulations and labeling. But more importantly, CLA does not exhibit any of the unhealthy trademarks of traditional trans fatty acids. On the contrary, CLA has been heralded as a new “Super Food” and an extremely effective weapon against fat and weight gain.

CLA, or Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is a naturally occurring fat that is found is most meat products, ecspecially cattle that have been raised on grass as opposed to feed. CLA is also abundant in many dairy products that we consume on a daily basis.

So much excitement surrounds the dietary applications of CLA because it is one of the few nutritional ingredients that actually has numerous human clinical studies proving its numerous health benefits. Unlike other nutrients which rely on obscure animal data or hypothesized theory, CLA has shown over and over in human clinical studies to decrease body fat levels, improve serum lipid profiles and decrease whole-body glucose uptake.

Research:

Whingham LD, Watras CA, Scholler DA (2007). “Efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid for reducing fat mass: a meta-analysis in humans. Am”. J Clin Nutr 85 (5): 1203–1200

Steck SE, Chalecki AM, Miller P, Conway J, Austin GL, Hardin JW, Albright CD, Thuillier P. (2007). “Conjugated linoleic acid supplementation for twelve weeks increases lean body mass in obese humans.”. J Nutr. 137 (5): 1188–93. PMID 17449580.

Heitmann BL, Erikson H, Ellsinger BM, Mikkelsen KL, Larrson B (2000). “Mortality associated with body fat, fat-free mass and body mass index among 60-year-old swedish men – a 22-year follow-up. The study of men born in 1913″. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord24 (1): 33–37. doi:10.1038/sj.ijo.0801082. PMID 10702748.

Lambert EV, Goedecke JH, Bluett K, Heggie K, Claassen A, Rae DE, West S, Dugas J et al. (2007). “Conjugated linoleic acid versus high-oleic acid sunflower oil: effects on energy metabolim, glucose tolerance, blood lipids, appetite and body composition in regularly exercising individuals”. Br J Nutr 97 (5): 1001–1011. doi:10.1017/S0007114507172822.PMID 17381964.