Conjugal linoleic acids commonly known as CLA is a family of Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) which we normally receive, in very low concentrated doses, through meat & dairy products. In recent years CLA has gained popularity among both amature and professional atheletes, primarily for its effectiveness on increasing muscle to fat ratio, but as any other essential fatty acid, it can have a vast impact on various aspects of our health.
Potential Benefits of CLA
Conjugal linoleic acids first attracted the attention of scientists in 1979 when their effect was observed on inhibiting cancer growth in mice; and the scientific interest in CLA and its effects on human health has only grown ever since.
Several Studies in recent decades have shown that CLA intake has a direct impact on reducing body fat while preserving muscle tissue in overweight people. Other studies have shown its benefits in regard to prevention of type 2 diabetes. It has also been suggested that CLA make people feel fuller after daily meals, thus contributing to lowering weight in this way.
How is it made?
In AGONY all CLA Products, including soft gels & powder packages, are harvested through a highly controlled process from dairy products and thus any occurrence of artificial trans fats — otherwise known as industrial trans fats or partially hydrogenated fats — is excluded from this process.
Dosage and general considerations
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the United States) has classified CLA as GRAS (“generally regarded as safe”). It is usually taken in doses between 3 or 6 grams and it is our recommendation that CLA Consumption in doses above 6 grams be always taken under advisement and supervision of health experts.