What Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid?

Posted: July 18, 2019 in Blog, Nutrition, Weight Loss Supplements
What is conjugated linoleic acid - Herbal One

If you’ve been hoping to find something in your diet that helps reduce body fat, this is it. Conjugated linoleic acid is an isomer (different structure) of linoleic acid, which is the most common type of omega-6 fatty acid.

Conjugated Linoleic acid (CLA) gets its name from the arrangement of double bonds in the fatty acid molecule. Sources of CLA in our diets include meat and dairy products from ruminant animals

Conjugated Linoleic Acid’s Fat-Burning Health Benefits

Positive health effects of CLA were first revealed during animal studies when researchers discovered that it could help battle cancer in mice. Subsequent studies showed the beneficial effects of conjugated linoleic acid for fat loss. CLA has been linked to the following benefits.

Study results are so positive, CLA is now one of the most widely studied weight loss supplements in the world.

Other Potential Health Benefits of CLA

Based on the success of research related to weight loss, many long-term studies have been conducted to analyze CLA’s effects on humans. The following findings were noted in study participants who consumed larger amounts of CLA in their diet.

Herbal One’s Ultra Lean is an excellent source of natural-source conjugated linoleic acid from sunflower oil.

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