Short for Conjugated Linoleic Acid, CLA is a common supplement to aid weight loss. But what is it? And how does Motion Nutrition’s Slimline CLA differ from conventional supplements?
The good fat you’re probably not getting
The conjugated form of Linoleic Acid belongs to the Omega 6 fatty acid group. It’s one of those things labelled as a good fat. And rightly so: there is an accumulating data showing that CLA has a potent body fat-reducing effect.
CLA is naturally occurring in food. It is mainly found in meat and dairy. The level of conjugated linoleic acid found in these foods greatly depends on the animal’s welfare, especially its feed. Grass fed animals will yield foods with much greater nutrient density, such as our Organic Whey Protein. In fact, the CLA content in grass fed cows compared to grain fed cows can be up to 5 times higher. Another point to bear in mind is that low-fat dairy will be very low in CLA, since the fats have been removed. Take note: low fat is not always a healthier option!*
The average adult’s daily intake of CLA varies greatly depending on their diet. A diet low in grass-fed dairy and meat, such as a vegetarian or a vegan diet, is likely to lack in CLA. Because it is considered an essential fatty acid (i.e. your body does not produce it naturally) these diets will benefit the most from CLA supplementation.
Slimline CLA: not all supplements are created equal
CLA is a common supplement used to enhance fat metabolism, meaning you’re likely to burn more fat while taking the supplement. But here at Motion Nutrition, we’re not so keen on settling for common things: we prefer to enhance them.
We’ve added green tea extract to our capsules, because it complements CLA’s metabolic boosting properties. We’ve also included wild kelp, a seaweed which is the highest natural source of iodine, known to be a strong metabolic booster.
To top it all off, we’ve enhanced our capsules with piperine. Piperine is a black pepper extract which enhances thermogenesis. It will raise your body temperature, further intensifying the supplement’s beneficial effects on energy usage.
Find out more about our Enhanced Motion range of supplements here.
*A side note on whey protein. Whey protein isolate is a ‘low fat’ variant of whey protein. Just like with any other dairy product, this means that in its isolate form, whey protein will be lower in many beneficial nutrients. This of course includes conjugated linoleic acid. As a matter of fact, it is currently impossible to manufacture Organic whey protein isolate. Indeed, the chemical treatment required to refine the powder to an isolate form is too harsh to meet Organic Standards. Here at Motion Nutrition, we only sell Organically Certified Whey Protein Concentrate.