INFINITE LABS CLA: MADE FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE.
CLA (Conjugated linoleic acid) has been investigated to be a fat burner and health-supporting agent due to its effect on the molecular signaling receptor family named PPAR, which is related to supporting fat loss and glucose/lipid metabolism. Conjugated linoleic acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid that can be found in beef and dairy products (milk and cheese). The Conjugated linoleic acid isomer that is involved in the body fat-lowering effect and plays an active role in lipid metabolism is the trans-10, cis-12 isomer, whereas > 90% of the total Conjugated linoleic acid intake from food in humans is accounted for by the cis-9, trans-11 isomer. This commercially available weight loss supplement that has been associated with a reduction in muscle glycogen breakdown, endurance capacity support and reduced body mass when used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Studies in both men and women that have supplemented with CLA in combination with a standardized physical exercise protocol have shown effective in supporting endurance performance and body composition. There have been eight clinical trials that have shown positive reductions in body fat with Conjugated linoleic acid supplementation. Although there are many suspected mechanisms for fat loss with Conjugated linoleic acid, it seems the main reason is CLA inhibits the activity of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase (LPL). This enzyme transfers fats from the bloodstream to the fat cells. As a result of the decreased enzyme activity, thus, the transport of fat into fat cells is limited . At the same time, CLA also assists the breakdown of stored body fat (lipolysis); additional studies have shown that CLA supports the disintegration of cells (apoptosis), resulting in a decreased number of existing fat cells. A 2007 study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison confirmed that Conjugated linoleic acid supplementation increased calorie and fat burning during the night by almost 15% as compared to the control group. Over time, the small increase in fat burning that occurs during sleep can lead to a significant loss of body fat.*