CLA, a distinctive omega-6 fatty acid, has rapidly become one of the most talked about weight loss products since its introduction to the public in the late 90’s. While small amounts can be obtained from meat and dairy products, supplementation may have a substantial impact on how effectively our body chemically decomposes and deposits fat in our cells. Recent research has shown that use of CLA has proven to be highly effective in reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass. And with most individuals consuming less than one gram from their diet per day, MVP Nutrition’s CLA is a smart choice for anyone trying to maintain a healthy body weight.*
CLA-3 (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a free fatty acid derived from sunflower oil. Our CLA-3softgels contain a minimum of 70% CLA in every batch. Scientists estimate that our food supply once contained much higher levels of CLA before the advent of modern agricultural and animal feeding methods. As a result, CLA may be lacking in typical refined diets
CLA is found in beef and dairy fats. When cattle feed on grass, their special digestive system converts the linoleic acid content in grass into conjugated linoleic acid. Humans cannot produce CLA, it has to be obtained through the diet.
However, scientists have found that we don't get enough CLA in our diet anymore. There are two reasons. First, cattle today are seldom pasture grazed. Instead they are fed food (grains and soy) which result in up to an 80% reduction in CLA production. Secondly, Americans and others consume significantly less beef and dairy products than just 20 years ago. The result is that the natural levels of CLA in our diet has been significantly reduced.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Food Research Group has compiled a list of published journal articles concerning conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): biological effects; presence in foods; and analytical methodologies. You can visit the site with this information at http://www.wisc.edu/fri
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