CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)

The Fat that Makes You Thin

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a naturally-occurring component in beef and milk. CLA has been shown to decrease body fat while increasing lean muscle tissue. Hence, it is useful for both weight loss and weight gain (muscle gaining) programs. Studies also show that CLA improves immunity and helps prevent atherosclerosis and breast cancer.

From Medscape

“May 28, 2004 — Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplementation reduced body fat mass (BFM) in healthy, overweight adults, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind trial published in the June issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.”

Dr. Myatt’s comment: Use CLA for both weight loss and weight gain diets to preserve and increase lean muscle mass.

Suggested dose:
4-5 caps (1,000mg) per day. (Target dose: 4,000 to 5,000 mg per day)