Conjugated Linoleic Acid

Research, Benefits and Cautions.

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is an omega-6 fatty acid that is found in corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, nuts, seeds, beef and dairy products. The balance between the omega-6 and omega-3 is vital to overall health and disease prevention. Therefore, Linoleic acid is essential for the body and should be incorporated in all diets to prevent a deficiency.

How This Supplement Works in Your Body:
Decreases body fat
Prevents tumor growth
Enhances the immune system
May decrease risk of arteriosclerosis
May decrease cholesterol levels
May decrease symptoms of psoriasis

Where This Supplement is Found:
Corn oil
Safflower Oil
Sunflower Oil
Canola Oil
Dairy products

How to Use:
Available as:
Lozenges, chewable tablets and oil-based gelcaps.
The most beneficial forms are liquids or oils that contain a small portion of vitamin E to preserve ubiquinone. Always choose liquid as your first choice when supplementing your diet because of its high bioavailability and fast absorption.

Don't take if you are:
Healthy and eat a well-balanced diet.

Consult your doctor if you are:
On anticoagulant therapy.

Consult with your physician to determine if any benefits of taking CLA outweigh the risk to your unborn child. Since CLA is not regulated by the FDA, the risk to an unborn child is unknown.


Breast milk is suited to meet the needs of a baby due to a good balance in fatty acids. Consult with a doctor before taking CLA. Supplements should not be necessary.

Infants and Children:
It is hazardous to treat infants and children under 2 with any supplement.

Keep in a cool and dry location, but do not freeze.
Keep safely away from children.
Store away from heat and light.

Safe dosage:
200-300 mg, 2 to 3 times per day
Best if taken in liquid form

Information on the comparative-toxicity rating cannot be found in standard references.

Side Effects:
Reaction or effect : What to do
None are known.


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