Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a modified form of the Omega-6 fatty acid, Linoleic Acid. The term CLA, refers to a mixture of fatty acids that have the general structure of linoleic acid. CLA is found naturally in the diet, the same as Linoleic Acid is, but the two are not to be considered the same thing. Linoleic acid is necessary for normal growth and development in human’s and is essential that we get it through our diet.
CLA has become very popular in the area of fat loss, in fact, it is one of the most popular weight loss supplements in the world. The reason for its popularity is its apparent ability to act on a specific receptor known as the Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor (PPAR). PPAR is a family of molecular signalling receptors related to fat burning.
CLA is also understood to be involved in steroid signalling, glucose and lipid metabolism, as well as inflammation modulation.
CLA is naturally present, in comparatively small quantities, in fat-containing foods of ruminant origin, such as milk and dairy products.
Features and Benefits of CLA
There are vast amounts of empirical evidence supporting CLA’s use as a fat loss aid. These individual accounts have solidified CLA as a supplement staple for weight management and health.
Dorian Yates’ CLA is extracted from safflower plants, delivering 1000mg of CLA per capsule. This 1000mg of CLA will provide a clinical dose of 500mg of the c9,t11 isomer and 500mg of the c10,t12 isomer.
The so-called c9,t11 and c10,t12 isomers determine the make-up of CLA and, because CLA’s effects on the body are isomer specific, also dictate the benefits the CLA provides.
The c9,t11-CLA and t10,c12-CLA isomers are thought to be the most anti-adipogenic isomers, meaning they can reduce fat cell formation.
As a dietary supplement, consume 1 softgel daily, preferably between meals with water or another liquid.
Quality and Manufacturing
Dorian Yates’ CLA undergoes stringent analysis to ensure it is of optimal quality. We use high resolution gas chromatography of methyl esters to evaluate the fatty acid composition (as a percentage) and total CLA content (percentage) to ensure capsule and label congruency.
Our CLA has the optimal 80% active isomers Ethyl Ester and come with exceptional soft gel quality thanks to our efficient and environmentally controlled facilities.