What is TLS® CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)?
TLS CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid that is recognized for its role in promoting good health.
How is TLS® CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) made?
TLS CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is made from a proprietary process that converts linoleic acid from safflowers into conjugated linoleic acid. (Safflower is the best source of linoleic acid.) The proprietary processing ensures the lowest levels of non-naturally occurring isomers (impurities) in the final product. When you choose TLS CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid), you choose a one-of-a-kind, patented CLA uniquely consistent in purity and quality.
I took TLS® CLA and my weigh-ins increased. What’s wrong?
If you are taking TLS CLA as directed, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet, and you are gaining weight, don’t be alarmed. TLS CLA helps reduce body fat and maintain or increase lean muscle mass. Gaining or maintaining muscle mass allows the body to burn fat more effectively; however, since muscle mass weighs more than fat mass, the scale may reflect an increase in overall weight initially, though your overall body fat is decreasing. Remember, losing body fat does not always equate to losing weight, so don’t trust the scale – check your inches.
How does TLS® CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) work in the body?
TLS CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) works on different parts of our bodies: adipocytes, triglycerides and carnitine palmitoyltransferase. Adipocytes are fat cells. CLA helps to decrease the number and size of adipocytes, lowering your body-fat mass. Triglycerides are fats. Most dietary fat and fat in our bodies comes in the form of triglycerides. Once these fats enter your blood, an enzyme called LPL (lipoprotein lipase) hydrolyzes lipids where they are stored in adipocytes. Studies show that CLA helps to inhibit LPL activity, so overall less fat gets stored. Its how the body causes fat cells to disintegrate. By increasing the rate at which fat cells disintegrate, CLA helps decrease the number of existing fat cells stored in your body. CPT (carnitine palmitoyltransferase) is another enzyme. It transports fatty acids to the mitochondria where they are turned into the energy you need to keep going. Additional studies show that CLA promotes CPT activity, so fat is burned faster — leaving less of it hanging around to be stored in your body.*
Are there any other health benefits of TLS® CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)?
Animal studies suggest CLA may enhance the immune system. Initial animal studies have also suggested that CLA may aid in the maintenance of normal blood glucose and insulin levels.*
Can I take TLS® CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) with my prescription drug?
No clinical studies have been performed on the interactions of TLS CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) with medications. Please consult your physician before starting any dietary supplementation.
Are there any contraindications or warnings I should be aware of when taking TLS® CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)?
If you are currently taking prescription medication or have an ongoing medical condition, you should consult your healthcare provider before using this product. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use this product. Keep out of reach of children.