Milking CLA For Weight Loss

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a powerful compound with a wide range of benefits found primarily in dairy sources and fatty meats. Over the years, a number of studies have pointed out its capacity for managing weight. Now two recent Spanish studies support CLA's position as a fat burner.

In the first study, 30 healthy men and women drank either a skimmed milk fortified with 3 grams of CLA or a placebo for 12 weeks. The second study took place over 12 months and required 60 overweight and obese men and women to each day consume 500 ml of skimmed milk fortified with 3 grams of CLA or a placebo. Although the obese subjects experienced no change, extrapolated results showed that the healthy and overweight subjects who supplemented with CLA lost 3% body fat mass with no adverse clinical effects.

The Bigger Picture: It turns out that milk is an excellent carrier for CLA. Its taste, color and texture are very compatible, and it's loaded with vitamins and essential minerals. Of course, milk is also known to have a very positive influence on bone health. So when you add weight management to the mix, CLA and milk can be a very healthy combination. And for those who are interested in the benefits of CLA but don't want dairy in their diet, pure CLA is available in convenient softgels.
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