Tonalin® CLA: Reduce Body Fat Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that produces prostaglandins, which are found in every cell and are important to maintaining health. Tonalin® is a licensed brand name of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). First discovered in the early 1980s, CLA is an omega-6 fatty acid that continues to be studied for its diverse applications in promoting good health. Tonalin® CLA is made through a proprietary process that converts the linoleic acid derived from safflower oil to conjugated linoleic acid. Tonalin® CLA: A Safe and Effective Dietary Supplement Tonalin® CLA is a safe, scientifically proven, effective nutritional supplement that contains no stimulants of any kind. One of the most significant reasons for obesity in America could be due to a CLA deficiency. While the only way to get CLA in food is through meat and dairy products, it has been shown that CLA content in our food has decreased by 60 percent over the past 40 years. This is due to the current feeding practices of cattle farms. CLA has been shown in numerous studies to reduce body fat while increasing lean muscle mass, but more studies are needed. How CLA Helps Reduce Body Fat Studies have shown that CLA inhibits lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that breaks down fat from our diet so it can be absorbed and stored in the body. By suppressing this enzyme, CLA helps reduce the amount of fat deposited and stored throughout the body. To summarize, these studies have shown that CLA works in four ways: •By decreasing the amount of fat stored after one eats •By increasing the rate of fat breakdown in fat cells •By increasing the rate of fat burning •By decreasing the total number of fat cells While many clinical studies have been related to CLA, more studies are needed before specific health benefits can be established.