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Product: Tonalin CLA

Company: Natural Factors

Size: 90 Softgels

Ingredients: Tonalin Proprietary Blend ( CLA 74-82% ) 1000mg.

Dosage: Take two capsules prior to meals or as directed by a health practitioner.

Contains no artificial preservatives or sweeteners; no corn, dairy, soy, wheat or yeast.

Description: Tonalin CLA - THE SLIM FACTOR

Maximize Your Body's Fat Burning Potential with Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

"A study published in the American Journal of Physiology hints that CLA could be the jack- of-all-trades among natural fat-fighters. In lab mice fed low or high fat diets, CLA pared down body fat, curbed appetite and boosted metabolism." - Let's Live, September 2000.

CLA is a natural fat burner without the unpleasant side effects of many fad diets now on the market. Let's examine why and how it can benefit us.

Conventional wisdom would have us believe that only a reduced calorie diet and regular exercise can do the trick. Try as we might, achieving weight loss can be a daily struggle for many. Not only does obesity contribute to low self esteem, it is also a public health issue. Research shows that obesity leads to more serious complications like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Although there is no simple solution to the complexities of losing weight, a new product called CLA or Conjugated Linoleic Acid , has been helping many people lose excess weight and keep it off. This is particularly true if combined with exercise and diet. Let's consider some if the recent research.

What is CLA and from what is it derived?

Conjugated linoleic acid is a free fatty acid. As the name implies, it comes from the essential unsaturated fatty acid called linoleic acid. To conjugate linoleic acid involves moving double bonds in the chain so that they are separated by one carbon bond, so that the CLA molecule has double bonds at carbon atoms 9 and 11 or at 10 and 12. Linoleic acid has double bonds at 9 and 12.

CLA naturally occurs in meats and dairy products, but due to modified eating habits and changes in food production, scientists estimate that we are getting 80 percent less CLA in our diet than 20 years ago. First due to health concerns they are no longer raised on linoleic acid-rich grass but rather on mixture of chemically altered grain based feeds.

How does it help weight loss?

CLA affects the way our body stores and uses energy. Research shows that CLA causes a significant increase in lean muscle mass and a decrease in body fat. The increase in lean muscle mass also contributes to a more efficient metabolism as muscle burns more calories than fat. CLA has been shown to inhibit lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme which helps break down fats so they can be stored as fat cells. Inhibition of lipoprotein lipase slows the amount of fat that is deposited and stored in the body.

Several human studies

Early in 1997 a human trial on CLA was undertaken in Norway. The 90-day blind trial on 20 humans showed a 20 percent decrease in body fat (average seven pounds of fat) in the group taking CLA. There was no change un the placebo group. While the CLA subjects lost very little weight, their lean body mass increased proportionally to the amount of fat they lost.

At recent American Chemical Society conference Dr. Michael Pariza presented the results from his studies on CLA. Eighty over weight people were put in a diet and exercise program. Half took 3 grams of CLA per day while the other half took a Placebo. Although the weight loss was about the same in both groups, there was a significant difference in how the weight came back on after they went off the program. People given the CLA supplement regained their weight at a ratio of 45% fat and 55% lean muscle.

Dr Pariza: "It appears that CLA works to aid leanness in several ways: It keeps little fat cells from getting big, it enhances the oxidation if fat cells.... This is a big difference, when people are doing muscle-building in weight management. Our results also showed that CLA made it easier for people to stay on their diets."-Youngstown, Ohio Vindicator

Breast cancer; asthma; cholesterol Other health benefits?

Dr Pariza had already identified the anticarcinogenic properties if CLA in the early 1980s. Since then more than 40 studies published worldwide confirm his findings. According to Delbert R Dorscheid M.D. Ph.D., a cancer and asthma researcher at the University of Chicago: "There are now several reputable studies demonstrating that the incidence if breast cancer is directly proportional to the level of CLA found in the body tissue. The science shows that CLA causes a decrease in tumor initiation and growth and in multiple studies, CLS reduces the activation of certain cancer causing compounds. In one clinical study (Bougnoux, Lavillonniere, Ribole, et al.) It was shown that more CLA in the tissue resulted in fewer incidences of breast cancer.

The average consumption if CLA is estimated to be between 15 and 175 milligrams daily, far below the 3000 milligrams a day that produce anticarcinogenic effects. According to Dr Dorscheid:"As such, CLA may be an important and necessary dietary supplement for humans, as beneficial amounts cannot be obtained from diet alone.

Persons suffering allergies and asthma may modulate arachidonic acid metabolites, prostoglandins and leukotrines can symptoms associated with allergies and asthma. Animal studies show that CLA can help the body modify these chemicals, reducing the difficult symptoms. CLA has also been shown to reduce IgE levels, a primary cause of allergic rhinitis.

Research shows that CLA may also help to control blood sugar levels and limit the extent of atherosclerosis that can lead to heart disease.

How much do I take?

For weight control, the suggested daily intake is two 500 milligram capsules three times a day with milk or food. The proteins in milk or food will bind the fatty acids. People report that they start to see results in two to four weeks.

Is it safe?

Numerous clinical studies have been conducted on the safety of CLA and no adverse side effects have been reported. Massive does of CLA fed to laboratory animals also showed no adverse effects.

Why Tonalin CLA?

Although there are many CLA products on the market, it is essential to use a product you can trust. Tonalin is supported by years of clinical research and contains the highest percentage of active ingredient - nearly 40% more CLA than most other commercially available CLA products.

A key tool to successful weight loss

Although it's important to reduce calories and increase exercise, CLA can be a very successful aid to permanent healthy weight loss. In addition, CLA has numerous health benefits that go far beyond weight loss.

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