Research Proven to Build Muscle, Reduce Body Fat, and Induce a
Optimum Cellular Environment For Improved Health!
Conjugated Linoleic Acid - is not a new discovery as some
magazines would have you believe. However, a better
understanding of its effects are leading to potential
applications that are extremely new and exciting. CLA was
discovered by accident in 1978 by Michael W. Pariza at the
University of Wisconsin while looking for mutagen formations in
meat during cooking.
Although all the intricacies of CLA are
not fully understood, it is widely accepted in the research
community that CLA counterbalances the negative effects of
linoleic acid and regulates fat and protein metabolism in
animals. Pariza, director of the Food Research Institute at the
University of Wisconsin said, "growing body of data indicates
that CLA is a newly recognized nutrient that functions to
regulate energy retention and metabolism". CLA can best be
described as a "Growth Factor".
Food intake efficiency! CLA
has been shown in animal studies to increase growth rate through
increased feed efficiency. In controlled studies, animals that
had their diets supplemented with CLA increased their body
protein (muscle tissue) while at the same time, had a
significant decrease in body fat. This all occurred in the CLA
supplemented animals while their food intake was decreased.
Their lean mass increased even though they were eating less!
This indicates that CLA increases feed efficiency and also
points to a potent nutrient repartitioning effect. This
significant change in body composition can also be attributed in
part to CLA's effect on immune function. When CLA levels fall,
interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor-a are involved in the
accumulation of body fat. CLA has been shown to inhibit the lean
tissue wasting caused by high levels of these cytokines.
Actual human studies are on the way with anticipation of similar
outcomes. CLA may be the most significant bodybuilding nutrient
discovered in this decade. With anti-catabolic effects rivaling
even the strongest pharmaceutical compounds, CLA is a naturally
occurring nutrient with the ability to help you pack on lean
muscle, reduce body fat and at the same time possesses health
CLA occurs naturally in foods such as
milk, cheese, beef, and lamb as well as many processed foods.
One processed food in particular that's high in CLA is Cheez
Wiz®. But getting enough CLA from your diet for the preferred
benefit would require considerable intake of these types of
foods. This is not only impractical, but would also have a
seriously negative impact on your metabolism due to the high
caloric penalty you would pay.
Since this research has
surfaced, a more economical and efficient way to get the
required CLA has been devised. Through advanced lipid
technology, a CLA synthesizing process allows for precision
intake through premeasured softgel capsules. This allows for
precise CLA intake at determined time intervals without the high
calorie food consumption. Not only has CLA been shown to
increase muscle mass while reducing body fat, studies have also
shown remarkable anti-catabolic, antioxidant, immune
enhancement, and anti-cancer benefits. Several other studies
have even revealed dramatic cholesterol reducing effects. All
this from a structured lipid. A "designer fat" if you would. To
the athlete looking to add more muscle and drop body fat, CLA is
a unique discovery that will make accomplishing this feat easier
and faster, all the while having positive effects on immune
function and antioxidant status, as well as cholesterol lowering