You can find CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) in meats, vegetable oils, milk and its derivatives, and it is an essential fatty acid in omega 6.
The daily dose of CLA that a person ingests is 1g, but it is advisable to take 3,5g daily. So it is necessary to supplement our diet by adding CLA supplementation.
How does CLA work and what are the benefits?
CLA acts stimulating the degradation of fats, acting on fat and muscle cells (in these last ones, fats are burned and become into energy).
One of the advantages of this supplement is that it only reduces fats, so you get great results in toning the body: you don´t lose water or muscle mass, but it helps to increase them. CLA acts on one hand inhibiting the rest of fats in tissues, especially in the abdominal region, and on the other hand facilitating energy expenditure by increasing the destruction of fats.
Another of its advantages is that it is not necessary to practice exercise or to follow a diet to get its effects, although if we practice physical activity and we have a healthy diet, it will significantly help to achieve the results we hope. CLA is also antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and helps lower cholesterol levels.
This great supplement has also been studied by scientists as an anticancer agent, because it reduces the incidence of tumors and inhibits cancer cells. It not only prevents cancer in some way, but also attacks the malignant cells which are in the body.
Finally, the CLA raises the level of our defenses. Studies with animals showed that subjects who had been supplemented by CLA in their diet, had an increased activity of B lymphocytes, which are responsible for the production of antibodies.