Body Fat Formula
90 Veggie Capsules
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) in Dr. Bo's® Total Trim® CLA is a metabolically active compound that has been demonstrated to reduce body fat and weight, increase fat breakdown & fat metabolism, decrease fat cells and stored fat after eating and increase lean muscle site naturally slimming your body. Total Trim CLA has been shown to also enhance immunity, prevent arteriosclerosis, lower cholesterol, control blood sugar and help avoid diabetes.*
Gluten FREE, Casein FREE (GFCF), Vegan Formula.
The Conjugated Linoleic Acid Dr. Bo uses in Total Trim CLA is a naturally occurring free fatty acid from Safflower Oil. It is a potent antioxidant, which may improve lipid profiles and enhance total health. Getting enough CLA from your daily diet is virtually impossible.*
CLA vs. LA
Conjugated Linoleic Acid is a slightly altered form of linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fatty acid important to human health, but appears to have opposite effects in certain important areas. For instance, linoleic acid stimulates fat formation, which is commonly known as lipogenesis, in adipose tissue, while research suggests that CLA inhibits fat formation. Another difference lies in tumor formation; linoleic acid tends to promote tumor growth, while research suggests that CLA is a great inhibitor of tumor development.*
Finally another difference lies in that linoleic acid makes cholesterol more susceptible to oxidation, while CLA makes cholesterol more stable . Due to the enormous impact that fatty acids have on our physiology, an excess of linoleic acid combined with a deficiency of CLA could have far-reaching effects on health and longevity.*
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a potent anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogen, and anti-catabolite, as well as a powerful immune system enhancer . Some of the common accolades of CLA are assistance in fat burning and building and retention of lean muscle. Current research findings suggest that CLA has a number of benefits for bodybuilders as well as any type of athlete.*
Study and Research
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, was published in the December 2000 issue of the Journal of Nutrition found that CLA reduces fat and preserves muscle tissue.*
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 include the following:*
Increased metabolic rate: This would obviously be a positive benefit for any type of athlete that is trying to lose weight and improve body composition. This also would be a positive benefit for thyroid patients, as hypothyroidism -- even when treated -- can reduce the metabolic rate in some people.*
Decreases abdominal fat: Adrenal imbalances and hormonal shifts that are common in thyroid patients frequently cause rapid accumulation of abdominal fat, so this benefit could be quite helpful.*
Enhanced muscle growth: Muscle burns fat, which also contributes to increased metabolism, which is useful in weight loss and management.*
Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides: Since many people these days have elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, even with treatment, this benefit can have an impact on a thyroid patient's health or on any person who was which cholesterol.*
Lowers insulin resistance: Lowering insulin resistance has been shown to help prevent adult-onset diabetes and make it easier to control weight.*
Reduces food-induced allergic reactions: Since food allergies can be at play when weight loss becomes difficult, this can be of help especially for people with thyroid issues.*
Enhances immune system: With the variety of bacteria and poor immune systems in contemporary society, enhancing the immune system's ability to function properly is a positive benefit to all.*
CLA supplementation has been shown to improve the lean mass to body fat ratio, decreasing fat deposition, especially on the abdomen, and enhancing muscle growth. CLA achieves this react by reducing body fat by enhancing insulin sensitivity so that fatty acids and glucose can pass through muscle cell membranes and away from fat tissue . This results in an improved muscle to fat ratio.*
Compelling evidence also indicates that CLA can promote youthful metabolic function and reduce body fat, excess fat stores and the amount of adipose tissue. The unique mechanism by which this fatty acid protects against disease makes it an important addition to any supplement or weight management program.*
Since CLA is similar to essential fatty acids, it would probably also be wise to make sure your dietary fats are up to par through foods such as sunflower seeds, almonds, peanuts, or EFA supplementation. See Dr. Bo's Daily EFA™, Omega Pro™ and Golden Flax Meal™.
Lawson, Moss, Givens. Role of dairy products in supplying conjugated linoleic acid to a man's diet: a review. Nutr. Res. Rev 14: 153-172 (2001)
Cannella C and Giusti AM (2000) Conjugated linoleic acid: a natural anticarcinogenic substance from animal food. Ital. J Food Sc, 12:123-27.
Lawson, RE, Moss, AR & Givens, DI (2001) The role of dairy products in supplying conjugated linoleic acid to man's diet: a review. Nutrition Research Reviews 14, 153-172.