Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a mixture of positional and geometric isomers of linoleic acid, which is found preferentially in dairy products and meat. Preliminary studies indicate that CLA is a powerful anticancer in the rat breast tumor model with an effective range of 0.1-1% in the diet.
Conjugated linoleic acid is unique because it is present in food from animal sources, and its anticancer efficacy is expressed at concentrations close to human consumption levels. CLA cannot be produced by the human body, but it can be obtained through foods such as whole milk, butter, beef, and lamb.
Dairy cattle that graze produce higher amounts of CLA in their milk than those which receive conserved feed, such as grain, hay, and silage. This is true even when the non-grazers eat pasture grass conserved as hay.
So says Larry Satter, who is based at the Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, Wisconsin, conducted a study comparing the amount of CLA in milk from cows grazing on pasture to the amount from cows fed hay or silage.
His findings: Pasture-grazed cows had 500% more CLA in their milk than those fed silage.
CLA may be one of the most potent immune modulating substances in our diet. In animal studies, as little as one half of one percent CLA in the diet has reduced tumor burden by more than 50 percent.
CLA has also been shown to reduce body fat in people who are overweight.
Mary Shoman states that a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, published in the December 2000 issue of the Journal of Nutrition found that CLA reduces fat and preserves muscle tissue. According to the research project manager, an average reduction of six pounds of body fat was found in the group that took CLA, compared to a placebo group.
The study found that approximately 3.4 grams of CLA per day is the level needed to obtain the beneficial effects of CLA on body fat.
CLA has been the subject of a variety of research in the past several years, and findings also suggest that some of the other benefits of CLA.
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** Each capsule supplies:
Conjugated Linoleic Acid 800 mg
Recommendation: One (1) capsule each day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional
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