What is Bio-C.L.A.?
CLA , Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is an important fatty acid that has been shown to reduce the body’s ability to store fat and increase the body’s use of fat for energy. BIO CLA reduces the amount of lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme critical to fat synthesis. When lipoprotein lipase is reduced, more fat is burned off instead of being stored in the body. Organika’s BIO CLA is derived from sunflower oil to ensure that you get the health benefits without the added calories from fat.
* Boosts metabolism and increases fat burn
* Increases metabolic rate
* Decreases abdominal fat
* Enhances muscle growth
* Enhances immune system
* Dramatically reduces the risk of heart disease
What are free fatty acids?
In our diet fat occur as triglycerides that must be broken down to “free” fatty acids before the digestive tract is able to absorb them. This process is enabled by a digestive enzyme called lipase. Bio-C.L.A. contains conjugated linoleic acid in the form of free fatty acids that have already been broken down and are ready for use. The advantage with this type fatty acids is that they can be absorbed directly even by individuals with impaired lipid absorption.
CLA is a natural part of our diet, and the meat and dairy industries have considered adding CLA to certain foods as a way of restoring the natural CLA content at levels, which one could find in those days where nearly all cattle went free-range and got sufficient linoleic acid from grazing.