Maxs CLA Capsules are a Pure Pharmaceutical Grade Conjugated Linoleic Acid yielding 85% Active Isomer contributions from CIS-9 and Trans-11 Isomers.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is the umbrella term used to indicate all linoleic acid isomers, referring to a polyunsaturated fatty acid from the omega-6 family. Polyunsaturated fats are all the triglycerides that contain a fatty acid with more than one double bond in the molecule.
CLA can be produced by the human body itself, although small amounts of it are found in foods such as full-fat milk and other dairy products. In even lower concentrations, it occurs in the meat of ruminant animals like cows. The CLA used in supplements is usually synthesised, mostly from safflower oil, by a process called isomerisation.
CLA consumption is associated with reducing the deposits as well as the overall percentage of body fat. The supplement helps explicitly eliminate abdominal fat, which is often connected to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, heart attacks, diabetes and even certain cancer types. Athletes commonly use it because it helps reduce fat deposits and contributes to better muscle definition. CLA is known to preserve the existing muscle mass.
The process of losing fat invariably entails losing existing muscle mass. When a physician or a nutritionist do not monitor such a process, it can even prove to be harmful rather than beneficial. The loss of lean mass resulting from weight loss contributes to a steady decline in the body’s metabolic function because lean mass is more metabolically active than fat mass. In other words, loss of muscle results in the body spending fewer calories. Such as situation may not only compromise the slimming process, but it also helps increase the probability that the body weight goes back to its old level after a recovery process. What CLA does is promote weight loss while preserving muscle mass, because it contributes to an accelerated metabolism.
The mechanism through which this supplement helps eliminate the body’s fat deposits is based on the following assumptions:
- Stimulation of the carnitine palmitoyltransferase enzyme, which is responsible for transporting fatty acids to the mitochondria where lipolysis of the cell’s fat deposits takes place, stimulating “fat burning.”
- Inhibition of lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that transports fat (fatty acids) to the deposits called adipocytes, and therefore keeping fat from being stored in the body
- Inhibition of growth and differentiation of the adipocytes where fat is stored
This mechanism works two ways: on the one hand, it helps to increase the metabolization of fatty acids stored in the body, and as such decreasing the fat deposits, and on the other, it keeps dietary fats from being stored in these deposits in the first place. More fatty acids being oxidised mean more energy being created, which in combination with resistance training can also lead to the better physical performance of athletes
Linoleic acid is essential for the synthesis of prostaglandins, substances that play a role in the body’s inflammatory responses and that are necessary regulatory agents in the immune system of any mammal. Furthermore, CLA has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
One of the side effects of the use of CLA that were discovered is that it increases insulin sensitivity. This is particularly interesting because pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are diseases that are directly associated with obesity and being overweight. In that sense, the supplement does not only help lose weight and fat, but also helps regulate blood glucose levels, and may even be useful for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Probably the most exciting fact about CLA use is that it helps people lose weight, whether they exercise regularly and follow a weight loss diet, or do not lead a particularly healthy life concerning diet and exercise. The majority of the available studies recommends the intake of 2 to 5 g of CLA per day, depending on the diet and exercise habits of the individual.
Taking 2-5g of CLA Daily is recommended, and Suppkings would recommend taking :
- 2 Capsules with food in the AM
- 2 Capsules with food at Lunch Time
- 1-2 Capsules with food at Dinner time
Unlike many other supplements, it’s important to take CLA frequently to allow a constant supply of Isomers CIS-9 and Trans11.