Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), is a naturally occurring free fatty acid found mainly in dairy products and meat. Scientific research suggests that CLA helps build muscle and reduce body fat. For vegans and vegetarians getting enough CLA from diet alone may not be possible, in fact even for people who consume meat and dairy getting enough CLA from diet alone for the said benefits would require considerable intake of these types of foods. This is very impractical, and would also have a seriously negative effect on one's metabolism due to the high saturated fat and calorie content of meat and dairy . DEVA Vegan CLA is produced from linoleic acid in safflower oil by a patented technology.
Without CLA, many aspects of our metabolism fail to operate efficiently, as Mark Stengler explains in Natural Physician's Healing Therapies. "It (CLA) helps glucose get into muscle cells more effectively, thus preventing glucose from being converted into fat. It also helps fats enter the cell membranes of muscle and connective tissue, where the fat is burned for fuel."
Studies show, CLA safely decreases body fat in four ways:
Decreases the amount of fat stored after eating
Increases how fast fat is broken down in fat cells
Increases the rate of fat metabolism
Decreases the total number of fat cells in our bodies
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, published in the December 2000 issue of the Journal of Nutrition found that CLA reduces fat and preserves muscle tissue. According to the research project manager, an average reduction of six pounds of body fat was found in the group that took CLA, compared to a placebo group.
In another study that was published in Journal of International Medical Research volunteers received CLA or placebo for 3 months, and asked not to make any changes in their diet and lifestyle during the study. The CLA group had a significant reduction in body fat percent from 21.3% to 17.0%, and a reduction in body weight. Many other studies can be found in scientific journals.
DEVA Vegan CLA is 100% animal free, and guaranteed for purity, freshness and labeled potency. Remember all DEVA Products are 100% vegan, vegetarian and are certified by the Vegan Society, the non-profit organization that actually invented the word "vegan".