There is a certain risk involved when going out to buy weight loss products because some of the products on the market are very result orientated and don’t really focus on taking care of the person using it. I have found that these products sometimes contain a HUGE amount of chemicals, stimulants or an unhealthy blend of products that are not actually good for you. Some are so packed with chemicals that they actually cause havoc with the balance of the chemicals that keep your brain and body functioning normally. The effects vary from person to person and can cause you to either bounce off the walls or transform you into a “Diet Dragon”.  Because lifestyle-sustainability in any successful diet is key, I would not recommend this as the best lifestyle choice you should be making. Unless you like being skinny and alone. 

I am a advocate for “no quick fixes” but there is one product that has stood the test of time and that is CLA. CLA is often swept under the rug when it comes to fat loss supplements, I think this is primarily because people assume that for weight loss you need a drastic chemical substance or something radical that jumps out of a box. Not really so, CLA has been around for ages and its the most underestimated supplement out there.

CLA is actually 100% natural and found in dairy products and meat.  The amounts found naturally in food are however not enough for us to reap the weight loss rewards that CLA has to offer and thats why we need to take a supplement.

So how does CLA (Conugated Linoleic Acid) Work?

When consuming excessive amounts of fat which the body does not actually need to use for energy, the fat is absorbed and stored in fat cells with the help of an enzyme called lipoprotein lipase. This fat is stored as reserve for “in case” you may need it later.  CLA blocks this enzyme from serving its purpose and points the  unused fat to your muscle cells rather where it can be used for energy.  CLA then activates another enzyme, which helps your muscle to burn this fat as energy, especially during exercise so bye bye fat!  I would say CLA is then more effective in keeping you from putting weight on which allows you some space to burn what you have already stored. VOILA! 

I must add though its important to take the product consistently and correctly as indicated on the product if you want it to work. This is not rocket science but yet its the most common mistake everyone makes.  If you don’t take it correctly it wont work. I also need to add that this is NOT a quick fix although very effective, it takes some patience and time for you to see the results I would say about 3 months. It is important to know, like any product it will definitely work much quicker if you use it with a healthy diet and exercising is also necessary. (No weight loss program works without exercising and this is lifestyle change you have to commit to).

The product I use and recommend is Tonalin CLA, manufactured by @CiplaNutrition and it contains the recommended 1000mg strength for maximum benefits.

Tonalin® CLA is made from safflower oil and is a 50:50 mixture of the cis-9, trans-11 and trans 10, cis-12 isomers. It has a high concentration (>80%) of high quality natural CLA with the remaining fatty acids being those naturally found in safflower oil.

Tonalin® CLA is an exclusively licensed product of Cognis Group, now part of BASF.

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