Conjugated Linoleic Acid, more commonly known as CLA, is quickly becoming one of the most widely used antioxidants when it comes to weight management.

So what is it? CLA is a naturally occurring fatty acid, usually found in beef and dairy products. It is known as the "good" trans fat and because the body does not make its own CLA, it is essential that you rely on other sources to get adequate amounts.

While it has been around for many years, it is just now really picking up speed, and for great reason...or shall we say, reasons.

Here are 5 great reasons to love CLA:

  1. CLA may help speed up your metabolism. In doing so, CLA may also increase the speed of fat burning, even for those with a sedentary lifestyle. However, those who followed a regular exercise program noticed even greater improvement in total body fat loss.
  2. CLA promotes a reduction in body fat stores and overall body fat. How? Research appears to show that CLA may block fat cells from growing larger or swelling, which influences the enzymes that affect fat growrth. Additionally, CLA may help improve the lean mass to body fat ratio, which decreases fat deposition specifically in the abdomen.
  3. CLA may offer anti-obesity effects. In fact, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that individuals who took 3.2 grams of CLA per day had a drop in fat mass of about 0.2 pounds each week, which is equivalent to about a pound a month.
  4. CLA improves muscle mass by way of preserving muscle tissue. Because muscle burns fat, this is useful in weight loss and weight management.
  5. CLA supports optimal energy levels because it helps convert food more efficiently into energy. In addition to increased energy levels, some studies suggest that CLA may also increase exercise endurance, allowing you to exercise for longer periods of time and thus, building more muscle and burning more fat.

Have you added CLA to your weight management regimen yet? Get started today by adding CLA to your custom My HotzePak, or order CLA by itself today and get started immediately!