CLA is an essential fatty acid that must be consumed because our body cannot produce it on its own. Essential fatty acids help maintain healthy tissues and organs like the digestive tract and brain.
Normally, CLA is found in meat and milk. It should be noted that it is found in higher concentrations in the beef and dairy of grass-fed animals.
For Weight Loss:
CLA increases the use and burning of stored fat within fat cells called adipocytes. It accomplishes this by telling your body to burn the adipocytes as a fuel source.
Also, CLA not only discourages the formation of new fat cells but it also actually promotes programmed fat cell death.
Studies indicate that CLA will promote lean muscle growth when combined with proper exercise.
Other clinical trials suggest CLA may play a role in supporting the immune system.