Can Tonalin CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) help you lose weight and specifically help you reduce belly fat? The answer might be surprising. Thousands and thousands of people struggle with being overweight. Being overweight or obese causes dangerous health problems and can negatively impact your quality of life by lowering self esteem. New studies are giving increased hope to the idea that a simple natural supplement may help people lose weight.
Research done by a Canadian nutritionist, found that overweight adults taking a daily supplement of CLA lost weight prior to the Christmas holidays. The subjects taking CLA supplement also kept the weight off over the holiday season while they were indulged in holiday cakes and cookies and reduced their daily exercise regime.
A few years later researchers from the University of Wisconsin attempted to repeat these findings. This study lasted a total of six months and different periods within this six months were analyzed. Nutritionists gave 20 overweight study subjects a daily supplement of Tonalin CLA pills and the other 20 took a placebo pill.
The researchers controlled the amount of food and exercise each subject had. Accordingly, there were no differences between the control group and the CLA supplement group in this regard. They discovered that the control group or the placebo group had Christmas holiday weight gain that was significantly more than compared to that gained in the pre-holiday period. The researchers found that the group that took the CLA supplement lost weight prior to the Christmas holiday season and maintained their weight over the holidays.
During the pre-holiday period the group taking the CLA supplements lost weight while the control group gained a total of 1.5 pounds of fat mass. Not surprisingly both the CLA group and the placebo group exercised less over Christmas. However, even with less exercise, the CLA supplement group reduced their total body fat mass. Over the period of study period, the CLA group lost a total of 2.2 pounds of fat. As an added bonus, the subjects who took the CLA supplement found that there was a noticeable belly fat loss. Losing belly fat is a really great health benefit as it is belly fat that increases the risk of developing heart disease.
Tonalin CLA is the only patented and clinically proven form of CLA that the majority of research studies have been done with. There are different types of CLA supplements. Research studies that mixed the two most common forms together showed the greatest promise of measurable weight loss. These specific types of CLA supplement capsules are commonly found at health food stores and drug stores.
To date research has indicated that there are minimal risks in taking the mixed-form Conjugated Linoleic Acid or Tonalin CLA supplements. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if considering whether CLA supplements would be an appropriate inclusion in your weight loss program.