CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a naturally occurring free fatty acid which is found in small amounts mainly in dairy and meat products. It’s become one of the most widely researched fat loss ingredients in recent years due to its ability to favourable interfere with the enzyme called lipoprotein lipase which in turn restricts the fat cells from getting any bigger. This coupled with the research that shows it can increase the amount of stored fat the body is able to use as energy has meant CLA has become one of the most widely used fat loss supplements in sports nutrition.
Secondly and perhaps most interestingly for athletes wanting to maintain lean muscle whilst lowering their body fat, some studies on CLA supplementation found that subjects actually increased muscle mass whilst at the same time lowering their body fat. This has meant CLA is often taken by those who don’t want to just lose weight but rather than want to change their body composition (i.e. lowering body fat and increase lean muscle).
CLA from The Protein Works™ is available in both powder and softgel forms. Both are equally potent and utilised in the body. It is purely down to individual preference and whether you want to include CLA in your shakes or not. Our CLA powder is backed up with the very latest independent Certificate of analysis. Simply click on Certificate of analysis to see for yourself.
Here at TPW™, you can have supreme confidence in the product quality and supply source. Each ingredient supplier must pass rigorous audits and checks before being given the TPW™ quality seal of approval. Traceability, quality, and consistency are the three things we demand on every single ingredient. This is our philosophy that flows through every product we manufacture and sets us apart in the world of sports nutrition today. Click on the Product Profile to see full product information for your absolute peace of mind.
Please note that this product is produced in-house at our very own production facility. It is supplied in a re-sealable foil pouch to ensure freshness and a scoop is included free of charge in every product.
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The Expert's View of CLA
"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."
Research: Effect of conjugated linoleic acid supplementation on weight loss and body fat composition in a Chinese population (Chih-Kun Huang et al, 2012)
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TYPICAL DAILY USAGE:
Serving Size: 5g (2 medium BLACK scoops)
We recommend consuming 5g daily. Add 150-200ml of water or juice to your TPW™ Master Blender and add 2 scoops (5g), then shake well and consume.
IMPORTANT: Before use, please check the included scoop is BLACK. If not, please contact us on 0845-4672411.>
Q. What is CLA powder?
A. It is an essential fatty acid derived naturally from safflowers.
Q. Is CLA powder found in natural whole foods?
A. CLA is found in foods such as beef, lamb and dairy products.
Q. When should I use CLA ?
A. It depends on your lifestyle and goals, we recommend the following optimal serving times: Consume 5g daily - see daily usage for guidelines.
Q. What are main reasons for using CLA powder?
A. To not only help prevent fat storage but promote fat loss at the same time.
Q. What does CLA taste like ?
A. CLA Powder has quite a strong taste so we recommend mixing with a flavoured juice to make it more palatable.
Q. Are there any specific health benefits associated with CLA Powder?
A. As well as helping lower body fat, it’s also been found to have anti-inflammatory properties and also support the immune system.
Q. Is all CLA Powder the same no matter what 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 nutritionals 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" which gives a complete overview of the product's background including our approval, location of manufacture and money back guarantee applicability.
Q. How can I tell if the CLA powder I buy is good quality?
A. Look for the Certificate of Analysis which will give you the assurance that what you are buying is what it says it is.
Q. Is CLA Powder suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
A. It is suitable for vegetarians, but not for vegans.
Q. Can I use CLA Powder 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 works in synergy with TPW™ Whey Protein 90 and Thermopro.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking CLA Powder?
A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects from taking TPW™ CLA Powder.
Q. What effects should I expect from taking CLA Powder alongside my training regime?
A. Possible reduction in body fat and overall improvement in body composition.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using CLA Powder?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Endurance athletes. Those new to weight training. People involved in team sports. Those who participate in regular intense training and exercise.
This was my first shake with it in, so i'll report back with results!
- 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Impossible to drink with protein, will make your shake gag-inducing.
I thought it would be more practical that pills but the taste is so terrible than drinking it is every day's ordeal.
- 2 of 2 people found this review helpful