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CLA (Tonalin) - 1000mg
CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a slightly altered form of the essential
fatty acid, linoleic acid. Over 200 studies have shown that CLA may play
a very important role not only in weight loss, but in helping to fight
cancer, diabetes, and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). In
promoting weight less double-blind studies show an increase in lean
muscle mass and a decrease in percentage body fat compared to placebo
group. The subjects taking CLA also reported less fatigue, dizziness and
nausea than those on the placebo.
Researchers believe that CLA helps block fat cells that are in the body
from filling up with fat by interfering with a fat-storing enzyme known
as lipoprotein lipase as well as by increasing the sensitivity of cells
to the hormone insulin. CLA is also believed to help burn fat by revving
up muscle metabolism and helping increase lean muscle mass. The more
muscle you have, the more calories your body uses in order to function,
thereby speeding up the fat burning process.
CLA is found naturally occurring in meat and dairy products when the
cattle and cows consume a diet rich in grasses. Now that livestock are
primarily grain fed, the CLA has virtually disappeared out of dairy
products and the meat we consume. As a result, we may be increasing our
risk for obesity, heart disease, and even cancer.
Customers of a Lower Mainland health food retailer have found even more
weight loss success when they combined Tonalin® CLA (2000 mg twice a
day) with 250 mg Natural Factors Bromelain and 100 mg Natural Factors
Alpha Lipoic Acid in conjunction with an exercise program.