What is CLA?

What is CLA?

CLA is conjugated linoleic acid. There are 28 different fatty acids classified as CLAs. They come from many meat and dairy products. Though grain fed animals can produce a high amount of CLA in their meat, grass fed animals have been shown to produce a meat product with up to 500% more CLA content. There are many different reasons people take a CLA supplement, as keeping the right amount of this fatty acide in your diet can have several health benefits.

Forms of CLA

  • Dietary: CLA can be found in a variety of food sources, including: kangaroo meat, eggs, and certain types of mushrooms are sources of CLA. The mushrooms are a rare non-animal source of CLA.
  • Supplements: CLA is produced in supplement form by many different manufacturers all over the world. The CLA used in these supplements typically comes from safflower oil.
  • Liquid: For people who do like to take supplements in pill form, many manufacturers also produce a liquid form of CLA that can be mixed in drinks and other food preparations.

CLA Uses

CLA is used for weight loss and an increase in lean muscle mass.

Want to know more about how CLA can help your diet and improve your health? Read through this website to help you decide whether or not you want to use it.