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Brands Fitness CLA Conjugated Linoleic Acid

Jarrow Formulas® CLA contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a unique optical isomer of the polyunsaturated fatty acid linoleic acid.
Jarrow Formulas® CLA contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a unique optical isomer of the polyunsaturated fatty acid linoleic acid.

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Brands Fitness Jarrow Formulas Cla Conjugated Linoleic Acid 90 Softgels

Product Overview


  • 750 mg CLA from 1000 mg Safflower Oil
  • Helps Reduce Body Fat
  • Helps Maintain Lean Body Mass
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Tonalin® – For Reducing Body Fat

Jarrow Formulas® CLA contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a unique optical isomer of the polyunsaturated fatty acid linoleic acid. CLA is a lipid component of cell membranes and breast milk. Although dietary sources of CLA typically include red meat and dairy products, Jarrow Formulas® CLA is derived from safflower oil. CLA has been shown in animal experiments to assist in glucose metabolism, the reduction of body fat and enhancement/retention of lean body mass (muscle).

Tonalin CLA is an exclusively licensed product of BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH.

Suggested Use

Take 1 softgel 3 to 4 times per day with meals or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.

Other Ingredients

Mixed tocopherols. Softgel consists of gelatin, glycerin, purified water and caramel color.

No wheat, no gluten, no soybeans, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts.


Store in a cool, dry place.

Note: If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications, consult your healthcare professional before using this product.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 90
 Amount Per Serving% DV
Total Fat1 g2%†
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (Tonalin®)750 mg††
Safflower oil base250 mg††
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
†† Daily Value not established.
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What is a CLA?

First discovered in the 1980s by Dr. Michael Paris at the University of Wisconsin, when he studied a fried hamburger and found that a specific molecule contained in it could reduce the growth of cancer cells in mice.

This was the CLA molecule.

The main fatty acids in cow’s milk are 4 to 20 carbon chains long.

Conjugated linoleic acid is one of such milk fatty acids, which consists of 18 carbon atoms. CLA is a special type of conjugated linoleic acid that contains double bonds adjacent to each other, designated as C = CC = C.

They are called conjugated (conjugated) bonds. The conjugated linkage of conjugated linoleic c = cc = c.
The structure of the conjugated linoleic acid molecule is very similar to trans fats.

Indeed, there is a biohydrogenation process that occurs in vivo when certain foods are consumed by cattle. This is very similar to the hydrogenation process used to synthesize fats in order to extend the shelf life of foods.

From a scientific point of view, there are several chemical varieties of conjugated linoleic acid structures. Namely: the arrangement of double bonds in fatty acid molecules, and surprisingly there are many variations of the locations of these double bonds. They are all called conjugated linoleic acid, but not all are equally useful.

The best form found in nature is the 9-cis, 11-trans isomer.

The terms “cis” and “trans” refer to double bonds in a molecule. Another useful form is the 10-trans, 12-cis isomer.
In fact, all the known benefits of this supplement are associated with these two forms, and it is important to remember when you are going to start taking this dietary supplement.

If you take conjugated linoleic acid, then you need to start with 3.4 grams per day for a week. If there is no result, you can slightly increase the amount of consumption next week. For people of larger sizes, the doses may be slightly larger. It is mainly selected by trial and error, but in general, the effective dosage is 3.4 grams or a little more.

his supplement is a blocker of carbohydrates and fats, which in combination with sports stimulates the effective burning of body fat. Linoleic acid (CLA) normalizes metabolic processes and removes fat from tissues, not allowing it to accumulate. 

The benefits of CLA

  • A decrease in the percentage of subcutaneous fat, although the result is not pronounced, but all studies show positive results.
  • Increase in lean muscle mass by an average of 1% per week, with proper exercise and nutrition.
  • Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and improves the condition of blood vessels.
  • It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect.

Thus, conjugated linoleic acid has a “modeling” effect on the silhouette of the body due to the simultaneous effect on reducing fat mass, as well as muscle growth and strengthening. At the same time, fat begins to leave the places of its greatest accumulation, the so-called “problem zones”: waist, hips, stomach.