Interest in Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Dairy products and beef are the primary dietary sources of Conjugated Linoleic Acid, with poultry and eggs also providing CLA. Vegetable fats are generally poor in CLA; however, CLA can be produced from linoleic acid in sunflower or safflower oils.
The interest in Conjugated Linoleic Acid ranges from maintaining healthy body fat levels, supporting healthy immune system function and blood cholesterol levels. CLA is believed to increase lean muscle mass and promote the burning of calories.
Much of the research to date has been conducted on animals and human trials should yield important new information on this supplement.