CLA stands for Conjugated Linoleic Acid, a type of fatty
acid found in dairy products, beef, and mutton. However, changes in agriculture
and the human diet have decreased the CLA people derive from their food,
leading to a need for supplementation in order to reach previous CLA levels in
CLA has been studied in relation to several health benefits,
such as cancer-fighting (anti-carcinogenic) properties, especially in the area
of breast cancer. Studies on CLA have also suggested that supplementation can
improve breathing difficulties like asthma and allergies. Diabetic blood sugar
control is another health benefit that has been potentially linked to usage of
CLA. It may also help to limit the extent of atherosclerosis, a hardening and
narrowing of the arteries that can result in heart disease.
At Wellness Partners we carry Pure Conjugated Linoleic Acid
derived from Safflower Oil, so you can supplement your diet without needing to
consume a large amount of meat or dairy. Individuals worried about cholesterol
do not need to miss out on the possible benefits of CLA.
CLA was first identified in 1987 by researchers at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison, and today over 200 studies are currently
underway to attempt to confirm the effectiveness of its possible health
benefits in humans. Since the very beginning CLA has shown signs of being
anti-carcinogenic, meaning a cancer killer. This and other effects are being
studied under laboratory conditions around the world.
It's never too early to start supplementing your diet with
CLA. Automatic shipping is available if you would like to keep up a regular