What Is It?
CLA is a naturally occurring trans isomer of linoleic acid.
It is unique in structure because of the location of the
double bonds in the linoleic acid molecule. Pure
Encapsulations concentrated CLA provides an average of
77% total CLA, and contains the main isomers c9,t11 and
Uses For CLA
Promotes Lean Body Composition: CLA may benefit body
composition and support weight control. Recent research
shows that the specific isomers c9,t11 and t10,c12 play
key roles in many of CLA’s physiological properties.
In a preliminary human study involving 60 overweight
subjects, conjugated linoleic acid reduced body fat mass.
Several animal studies explore possible mechanisms
of CLA, including the ability to moderate fat deposition,
increase lipolysis in adipocytes, reduce energy intake,
increase energy expenditure and support metabolic
What Is The Source?
This product is derived from safflower oil using a patented
process and is Tonalin® brand CLA. The use of CLA for
nutritional purposes is covered under one or more of the
following patents: 5,017,614; 5,428,072; 5,430,066.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 3-5 grams per day, in
divided doses, before meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking
this product. CLA may cause gastrointestinal upset in
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when
taken in conjunction with medications.