What is CLA? Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a naturally occurring fatty acid found in meat, cheese and dairy products but consuming enough CLA from these sources is next to impossible and not recommended. CLA is also produced from linoleic acid (found in high amounts in sunflower and safflower oil) utilizing a process that gently converts the linoleic acid into Conjugated Linoleic Acid. Supplementing with CLA has been suggested in studies to help reduce body fat by inhibiting the activity of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase (LPL). This enzyme transfers fats from the bloodstream to the fat cells. As a result of the decreased enzyme activity, the transport of fat into fat cells is blocked. At the same time, CLA also stimulates the breakdown of stored body fat (lipolysis). Look for a quality CLA supplement containing “Tonalin®” CLA.* What are EFAs? Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) or “Good Fats” not only have a plethora of health benefits and help the body function more effectively, they can also help you lose weight. EFAs are classified as unsaturated fatty acids and are divided into monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). In addition, EFAs are shown to support cardiovascular health, brain function, joint mobility and skin, hair and nail health.* My 2 favorite products in this category! LIPOCOR™ by Katalyst Nutraceuticals LIPOCOR™ is the most complete, all natural, stimulant-free, comprehensive blend of essential lipids available. Regular supplementation with LIPOCOR™ ensures the consumer a complete combination of CLA, Omega-3, Omega-6, LA, EPA, DHA, and GLA. LIPOCOR™ allows you to harness the positive benefits of these lipids that occur naturally in some foods minus the extra calories! LIPOCOR™ is designed to target nutritional needs to help reduce stubborn body fat, support lean muscle, promote lipolysis, improve cholesterol profile, improve nutrient absorption and control appetite for improved overall health and metabolism. LIPOCOR™ also provides additional support for reducing body fat, muscle recovery and appetite control with the addition of L-Carnitine and Caralluma Fimbriata.* NATURE’S EFA™ by NU-TEK Nutrition NATURE’S EFA™ is the most complete, sophisticated blend of Omega 3, 6 and 9 Essential Fatty Acids available with the optimal ratios from the highest-grade sources available with an added high-grade extract of Sesamin designed to support weight loss, cardiovascular health, brain function, joint mobility as well as skin, hair and nail health.* ATTENTION: Not all EFA supplements are of the same quality. When shopping for an EFA supplement, look for one that derives its Omega-3 sources from EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and flaxseed. Inferior EFA supplements will derive their Omega-3 source from only flaxseed (ALA). Flaxseed must be converted to EPA and DHA in the body and is only done so to a limited extent. And do not be fooled by inferior EFA supplements that utilize low quality oils that are high in mercury or contain lower grades of oil. I supplement with these powerful, stimulant-free tools daily and I recommend that all of my clients do the same!
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.