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CLA, otherwise known as Conjugated Linoleic Acid, from THE PROTEIN WORKS™ is a premium source of highly concentrated CLA, derived naturally from safflowers. TPW™ CLA softgels are made to the highest possible standards to ensure the best possible results. CLA has been shown to support fat loss whilst, at the same time helping to improve muscular tone and lean muscle.
CLA is one of the world's most popular and widely used fat loss supplements. CLA is a special kind of fatty acid that's proved so effective in helping to minimise calorie and saturated fat intake. It has been used in health and sports nutrition for years by those looking to positively change their body composition.
The popularity of CLA as a fat loss supplement is related to its unique ability to not only aid fat loss but also help prevent fat storage too. Researchers believe Conjugated Linoleic Acid positively interferes with a substance in your body called lipoprotein lipase, which aside from various other roles in the body is mainly responsible for storing fat in the body. It is also believed that CLA actually helps the body use its existing fat for energy. Therefore, CLA not only inhibits the storing of fat, it can also help the burning of fat.
Another reason for CLA's huge popularity is because it's been shown to aid fat loss and improve lean muscle and tone simultaneously. This is why many nutritionists will state CLA actually favourably alters your body composition by helping to lower body fat and improve lean muscle. Research found test subjects actually reduced body fat and increased muscle mass at the same time, which also helps increase the body's metabolism and the amount of calories burnt at rest.
CLA is a naturally occurring fatty acid that's found in small doses in beef and cheese. It's a non-stimulant based fat loss ingredient which is why many nutritionists recommend it to those looking to lose weight. It can either be used on its own or can be safely used in conjunction with other fat, stimulant based, fat loss ingredients to help accelerate fat loss. Studies show it's necessary to have CLA in supplement form, otherwise it would be impossible to consume the 3000mg - 7000mg of CLA per day as recommended by scientific research.
Another reason why CLA supplementation has increased in recent years is following promising research conducted in Beverly Hills, California where scientists found CLA could help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite affects 85% of women and is a term used to describe the dimpled appearance of skin caused by fat deposits that are just below the surface of the skin. Whilst scientists don’t know exactly what causes it, it’s believed to be related to a body’s inability to get rid of toxins, fat and fluid which becomes trapped under the skin and causes fibrous tissue to become hard which is responsible for producing the dreaded dimpling effect.
Research published in the ‘Advances in Therapy Journal’ took 60 females and supplemented their diet with CLA for 60 days. Results showed ‘in as many as 75% of the women, the appearance of the skin improved significantly, and thigh circumference was reduced by an average of 0.88 inch.’ These results were also supported by a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science which stated ‘CLA was proven to ameliorate the signs of cellulite and improve the appearance of skin.’ Experts believe it could be down to CLA’s powerful anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties that work together to rid the body of toxins. Essentially, it’s thought the CLA prevents the accumulation of toxins, fat and fluid under the skin which causes the fibrous tissue to become hard and ‘dimpled.'
This product is randomly tested by HFL for WADA banned substances giving additional peace of mind for elite athletes. Please note that this product comes in our unique letter-box friendly container and foil sealed for freshness. Whether you are at home or not, your TPW™ pill order will be waiting on your door mat when you return thanks to its innovative dimensions and packaging. Also, larger sizes may be supplied in small multi-packs to ensure the maximum freshness of your larger order.
"The fat loss properties of CLA have proved so effective that researchers from I-Shou University in China have been investigating it as a potential treatment for obesity. The study, led by Chih-Kun Huang, took 63 subjects and gave them either 3.4 grams of CLA or a placebo. Following 12 weeks they concluded 'the consumption of CLA (3.4 grams per day) significantly decreased the body weight, BMI, body fat mass, fat percentage, subcutaneous fat mass and the waist-to-hip ratio in subjects.' These results from the I-Shou University study seem to also be supported by those at Uppsala University in Sweden where it was discovered healthy, young subjects taking 4.2 grams of CLA a day displayed a 3.8% decrease in body fat compared with individuals not taking the supplement."
Q. What is CLA?
A. Conjugated Linoleic acid (CLA) is a naturally occurring fatty acid derived naturally from safflowers.
Q. When should I use CLA?
A. It depends on your lifestyle and goals, we recommend consuming 1-2 softgels 1-3 times a day with meals, as part of your daily supplement intake.
Q. What are the main reasons for using CLA?
A. To help achieve lean definition and improved body profile, especially linked to weight loss goals
Q. Are all CLA pills the same no matter which brand you use?
A. As with so many things in life, if you don't ask the right questions, you won't get the right answers! The quality of ingredient can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritional information on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our products are 100% pure. At TPW™, we are committed to transparency and openness in all our products and that is why we provide a Product Profile on CLA which is a complete overview of the product's background including our approval, location of manufacture and money back guarantee applicability.
Q. Is TPW™ CLA suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
A. As the capsule shell contains gelatin, this product is not suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Q. Can I use CLA with other supplements?
A. The simple answer is yes. We recommend you always check serving instructions on each product if you plan on taking a combination of supplements. CLA has been proven to work well with green tea extract and caffeine.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking CLA?
A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects from taking CLA.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using CLA?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Endurance athletes. Those new to weight training. People involved in team sports. Those athletes looking to add more muscle and achieve weight loss.
Typical Daily Usage: 1-2 CLA Softgels 1-3 times a day with meals.