CLA – Conjugated Linoleic Acid. What is CLA?
CLA is a naturally occurring fatty acid that is found in small amounts in dairy products and meat, including cheese, milk, lamb and beef. Believe it or not, CLA is also found in Cheez Wiz. Kangaroo meat has the highest natural concentration of CLA. Eggs are also very high in CLA.
It was discovered in 1978 by Michael W. Pariza at the University of Wisconsin. Recent studies have revealed that CLA assists slightly in building muscle, but is very good at aiding the body in reducing body fat. CLA also promotes better overall cell health.
Because CLA only occurs in trace amounts in the food we eat, supplementation is required to achieve desired benefits. A typical supplemental dosage is 600 to 1,000 mg.