What is CLA? ||
CLA Fat Loss ||
History of CLA.
Benefits of CLA ||
CLA Research ||
Tonalin CLA FAQ ||
Tonalin CLA Ingredients.
Q. What is CLA?
A. CLA or Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is a
naturally occurring nutrient that is found in a wide
variety of foods like beef, turkey and some dairy
products. There exists evidence that using CLA can
lead to increases in lean body mass and a decrease
in body fat.
Q. What can Tonalin CLA do for me?
A. Laboratory research has indicated that
Tonalin CLA can help you achieve your diet goals in
two ways: first, CLA increases lean muscle which
naturally slims your body. Secondly, the added
muscle tissue automatically burns more calories than
fat tissue, which in turn increases your metabolism.
The result is as you diet, you'll lose inches in the
right places and you may drop clothes sizes without
the dreaded yo-yo effect of losing and regaining.
Why? Because you're reducing body fat not just
Q. How does Tonalin work in the body?
A. Tonalin CLA prevents fat from being deposited
into the cells by speeding up the body's fat
metabolism. CLA also helps the body metabolize
existing fat deposits. This fat then returns to the
blood stream where it is used as energy by muscle
cells and the liver.
Q. What is Tonalin CLA made of?
A. Tonalin CLA is made through a proprietary
process that converts the linoleic acid of
safflowers into conjugated linoleic acid. Safflower
is the richest source of liinoleic acid. CLA in
supplement form is necessary since it is exceedingly
difficult to obtain an optimal level of CLA through
diet alone. Ruminate animals, like cows, have a
special digestive system that converts linoleic acid
into CLA. Normally we would receive CLA by eating
beef and dairy foods. However, changes during the
past 30 years in how cattle are raised (grain fed
vs. grass fed) coupled with the trend toward low-fat
dairy have drastically reduced the amount of CLA
humans acquire through diet.
Q. Is Tonalin CLA safe?
A. Human safety and dose response trials proved
Tonalin CLA is safe and efficacious. Numerous
clinical studies have been conducted on the safety
of CLA and no adverse side effects have been
observed. Unlike many supplements for weight loss,
Tonalin CLA does not contain any stimulants. In
contrast, Tonalin CLA is not only safe, its other
and equally important health benefits make it a
sound supplement choice for overall better health.
Q. Are there any other health benefits of Tonalin
A. Research shows Tonalin CLA may now play an
important role i nhelping reduce the incidence of
breast cancer, helping improve asthma and allergy
control, help control blood sugar levels (diabetes),
and may help limit the extent of artherosclerosis
which can lead to heart disease. According to
Delbert R. Dorscheid, M.D., Ph.D., a cancer and
asthma researcher on faculty at the University of
Chicago in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,
when a certain cell functions improperly this
usually marks the beginning for the disease process.
CLA alters the cellular signaling performed by
certain fatty acid molecules, a pathway common to
all cells. CLA's benefit to these cells and the
disease process related to that cell's function may
be the alteration in this signaling pathway. For
this reason, Dr. Dorscheid calls Tonalin CLA a
significant "health promoter."
Q. What research has been done on CLA?
A. There have been a number of university animal
studies using CLA and demonstrating its
effectiveness. One such study using laboratory
animals showed that after 6 weeks of
supplementation, the CLA fed group had a bodyfat
percentage of 4.3 versus the control group which had
a bodyfat percentage of 10.1. Another study, that
looked at lean mass growth instead of fat loss,
showed that the animals that were fed CLA in their
diets, gained more bodyweight than the control
group. There are university studies in the works to
determine CLA's effectiveness on humans.
Q. What doses of CLA should be taken?
A. There are no definitive studies showing what
doses of CLA are most effective. However, many
scientists believe that taking 3-6gm per day is
sufficient to exert the potentially helpful effects
Q. Does CLA occur naturally?
A. CLA is a naturally occurring fatty acid
primarily found in beef and dairy fats. When cattle
feed on native grasses, their digestive systems
convert some of the linoleic acid content into CLA.
You'll find CLA primarily in beef, lamb, veal,
turkey, chicken and pork, as well as dairy products
such as milk, butter, sour cream, yogurt, and a
variety of cheeses (colby, ricotta, mozzarella,
cottage, cheddar, parmesan and romano). CLA also
occurs naturally in other food such as vegetable
oils like safflower and sunflower oil.
Q. Are there sufficient levels of CLA in my
A. Researchers have studies CLA's content in our
diets for more than 20 years. Interestingly, dietary
intake of CLA has drastically declined over this 20
year span. Scientists cite two reasons: Changing
lifestyles have reduced the consumption of beef and
dairy products up to 50%. The shift in cattle and
dairy herd feeding practices from natural grass to
grains has resulted in less naturally-produced CLA
in meat and dairy products.
Q. Does CLA occur naturally in humans?
A. CLA, as part of the omega-6 fatty acid
family, cannot be synthesized by man and other
mammals, since they lack the enzyme necessary to
convert linoleic to conjugated linoleic acid.
Q. So what does CLA do?
A. Substantial evidence in animal and some
humans shows CLA increases lean body mass (LBM) and
decreases fat tissue. In humans, weight loss has
been variable, and in some cases, negligible.
However, by increasing lean muscle mass and reducing
body fat, even without weight loss, the appearance
is that one looks thinner, as muscle tissue is
denser and more compact than fat tissue.
Additionally, CLA has been shown in animals to
normalize impaired glucose tolerance and improve
hyperinsulinemia and to favorably influence the
physiological response to stress and the immune
system. Emerging research is investigating CLA's
affect on factors involved with atherosclerosis.
Initial animal studies have also demonstrated that
CLA may inhibit the initiation and propogation of
mammary tumors and may even decrease the spread of
Q. Is CLA a weight loss product?
A. No. CLA is a weight management product. Like
all supplements, it should be used as part of a
regular diet and routine exercise program. Sometimes
people think it's a weight loss product and in fact,
you may lose body fat. Since muscle tissue is denser
and more compact than body fat, increasing lean
muscle mass may provide a thinner appearance.
Q. Can't I just increase my intake of beef, milk,
cheese or other foods high in CLA content to make up
for any deficiencies in my current diet?
A. You could, only you'd need to eat six pounds (96
ounces!) of steak or fifty slices of Colby cheese to
receive the same amount CLA that is found in most
CLA dietary supplement products.