About CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) CLA offers the exceptional benefits of reducing body fat stores, while building muscle tissue and increasing metabolism. It is an extremely powerful polyunsaturated fatty acid which became known for its role in promoting optimal body composition. While you cannot lose weight by consuming more calories than you can burn, CLA can help you burn those calories more effectively! Supplemental CLA is derived from linoleic acid found in sunflower and safflower oils. Safflower oil is the superior source as it contains 40% more active CLA than sunflower oil. CLA Forte is obtained from pure safflower oil and provides a concentrated dose of the health promoting active ingredients. How Does CLA Work? CLA works by interfering with the function of lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme responsible for fat absorption, which prevents fat cells from growing in size and releases existing fat stores. CLA acts as a fat burner, "shrinking" the fat cells and promoting the use of built up fat for energy. In addition, CLA supports lean muscle formation which in turn boosts metabolism. By increasing the natural metabolic rate CLA helps the body burn calories quicker. Because CLA cannot be produced in the body it must be obtained from the diet and through supplementation to experience its benefits. CLA Decreases Body Fat and Increases Muscle Mass Supplemental CLA, when taken in the recommended dose of 3g per day is effective at reducing body fat stores. It does this by allowing muscle cells to take in more glucose and use it for energy where it would otherwise be directed into fat tissue for storage. Most CLA users will first notice their stubborn belly fat coming off and a reduction in waist size.