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CLA 1250

What is CLA?

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that has become a popular weight management supplement because of its potential ability to reduce body fat.* Results from well designed clinical trials suggest that CLA may reduce body fat mass.*

NatureWise CLA 1250 has 1000 mg of 100% non-GMO safflower oil standardized to 80% CLA, which is the desirable attribute our consumers are seeking. It is gluten-free and non-stimulating, unlike other weight management products, which is also a benefit. 

Why supplement with CLA?

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is naturally found in beef and dairy products. However, changing agriculture and processing standards have made it difficult to obtain CLA from these sources. Factory farming practices and grain-fed cattle have led to the reduction of available CLA in dairy and beef, rendering supplementation popular and useful. Most CLA dietary supplements are made from safflower oil.

What is CLA used for?

CLA is most commonly used for weight loss, body fat reduction, and prevention of muscle loss.

How does the main ingredient work? 

Researchers propose that CLA might reduce body fat deposits by instigating a process in the body that stimulates the termination of fat cells.*

What is the suggested use?

The suggested use for NatureWise CLA 1250 is as follows:

  • Standard Use
    • Adults, take 1 capsule, once daily
  • Maximum Use
    • Adults, take 3 capsules, three times daily
  • Can I take CLA with another NatureWise weight management product?

Yes, NatureWise weight management products can be taken together.

Is CLA safe?

To date, studies show that CLA is safe when used as directed.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should avoid use, since there is insufficient reliable information in this population.

What adverse reactions or side effects are reported with CLA?

The most common adverse effects reported with CLA include diarrhea, nausea, loose stools, and indigestion.  There also have been some cases of fatigue.

Are there any drug or herb interactions reported with CLA?

Most herbs and supplements have not been thoroughly tested for interactions with other herbs, supplements, drugs, or foods. Although by no means an exhaustive list, the interactions listed below are based on reports in scientific publications, laboratory experiments, or traditional use. If you have a medical condition, or are taking other drugs, herbs, or supplements, you should speak with a qualified healthcare provider before starting a new medication or supplement.

  • Drugs
    • There are none reported.
  • Herbs/dietary supplements
    • Caution is advised when taking vitamin A supplements and CLA together, as this may have an additive effect of vitamin A.
  • If a drug or dietary supplement is not on the list, does this mean there are no interactions?
    • The drug (or dietary supplement) you inquired about is not on our current list of known drug interactions. We strongly recommend that you consult your physician regarding your personal healthcare needs.
  • Are there any disease interactions reported with CLA?
    • There are none reported.
  • Are there any food interactions reported with NatureWise CLA 1250?
    • There are none reported.

What else do I need to know about NatureWise CLA 1250?

Each softgel contains 100% non-GMO safflower oil, standardized to 80% CLA. The capsule is made of bovine gelatin, glycerin, and water. NatureWise CLA 1250 contains no yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy, eggs, sugar, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish or hydrogenated oils.

What can happen if I refrigerate the bottle?

Refrigeration can cause the capsules to appear cloudy, as cold temperatures may lead CLA fatty acids to solidify. This is a normal occurrence with safflower oil, and should not be a cause for concern. 


FDA Disclaimer About Health Claims

Please note that the following statement is required to accompany a health claim, such as “may reduce body fat.” It appears on all NatureWise labels and sales copy.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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