Webber Naturals MetaSlim CLA 1000 mg 60+20 Bonus Softgels
CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a naturally occurring fatty acid that has been shown in research and clinical studies to reduce body fat and increase muscle mass. This is an essential fatty acid only obtained through our diet. CLA was primarily found in beef and dairy products. Cattle that were grazing on native grasses were found to have converted some linoleic acid into CLA.
Researchers believe we are getting much less CLA in our diets than in previous decades. One reason is that consumers are ¡§eating healthy¡¨ and have cut their consumption of beef and dairy products by nearly 50%. Another reason is that there have been changes in the cattle and dairy herd feeding practices (from natural grasses to feed and feedlots). This has resulted in a reduced amount of CLA from these sources.
However, an alternative source, to meat and dairy, of CLA has been found. Many vegetable oils contain linoleic acid. Scientists have been able to produce CLA using a proprietary process that converts the linoleic acid in natural safflower oil as well as sunflower oil, into conjugated linoleic acid, which is the same molecule as naturally occurring CLA. This is good news for vegetarians or those who have reduced their intake of meat and dairy, because there is a healthy alternative source of this essential fatty acid.
How does it work?
First identified in 1978 by researchers at the University of Wisconsin; CLA has been studied as to its affect on the balance between body fat and lean body mass. Studies have demonstrated the ability of CLA to inhibit the body¡¦s mechanism for storing fat; and cause the body to utilize fatty reserve for energy. The fat reducing mechanism of CLA involves rejuvenating cell membranes in the muscles and connective tissues to allow fats to freely enter to produce energy and growth.
Controlled studies on animals supplemented with CLA determined that it increased body protein (muscle tissue) while at the same time significantly decreasing body fat. Results of human studies in Norway on CLA show that it helps individuals reduce body fat and promote lean muscle mass. These studies revealed no serious side effects from taking CLA. Research continues to be done in studies to determine the benefits of CLA such as anticarcinogenic effects, improved asthma and allergy control, better blood sugar levels (diabetes), and limiting the extent of atherosclerosis which can lead to heart disease.
Since we are not able to produce this essential fatty acid in our bodies we require an outside source. As previously mentioned reduced availability of natural CLA from animal sources has depleted this source of CLA. A large amount of dairy and meat would be required to supply the CLA needed to have any health benefits, which is undesirable to today¡¦s diet conscious individual. Two doses of a supplement containing 1000mg per dose of linoleic acid will provide a good source of CLA. It is recommended they be taken prior to meals in divided dosages.
The preceding information has been extracted from, Effects of conjugated linoleic acid in humans from Scandinavian Clinical Research AS, Kjeller, Norway, as well as Review of the Scientific and Clinical Data on the Health Benefits of CLA by Delbert R. Dorscheid, MD, Ph.D.
Each softgel contains
Conjugated Linoeic Acid (CLA)......................................................780 mg
From 1000 mg of Tonalin CLA blend from sunflower oil
Softgel capsules (gelatin, glycerin, purified water, caramel)
2 softgels 3 times daily or as directed by a physician. consult a physician beyond 6 months
Consult a physician prior to use if your goal is to achieve weight loss or if you are obese or have cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (eg. high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or triglycerides) or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you have CVD, diabetes, metabolic syndrome orinsulin resistance.
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