CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID
What is it? Next Generation Conjugated Linoleic Acid is a saturated fatty acid found in meat and dairy products that has gained prominence over the past few years for its ability to favorably alter body composition and reduce some cancers. While technically CLA is a trans-fat, which are commonly demonized by the main stream media and old school medical professional, it can produce measurable health benefits to humans. The fact that trans and saturated fats have been labelled “demon fats” by nutritionists and the popular media recently points more to a lack of understanding. However, as research progresses we are starting to see how SOME types of trans fats are beneficial to health.
Who should take It? Anybody looking to reduce body-fat slowly and safely, particularly for those who want to avoid any stimulants. CLA is an effective fat burner for Women and Men alike.
What Does It Do? Most studies showing success with reduction in cancer rates and fat-loss have focused on the C9/T11 isomer. Recent research seems to suggest that a dosage of 3 grams daily for at least 3-6 months is necessary to notice significant changes in body composition (reduction in body fat with a slight increase in muscle mass).
The interesting thing noted in the more than 35 studies done on CLA in regard to body composition is that most of the participants managed to see favourable results without doing any exercise or changing their eating habits. In our personal experience, PLANETMAX staff have achieved good results with 3 grams per day for females and up to 6 grams per day with males.
How Do I take It? A dosage of 3 grams daily of Next Generation CLA for at least 3-6 months is necessary to notice significant changes in body composition. Large Male athletes may benefit from dosages up to 6 grams daily. Food products from grass-fed animals are good sources of CLA, and contain as much as 5 times the CLA as those from grain-fed animals. Butter from grass-fed cows along with free-range eggs are also good sources of CLA.