Conjugated Linoleic Acid

Does conjugated linoleic acid work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Conjugated Linoleic Acid

The overall effectiveness rating for conjugated linoleic acid is 1.6 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using conjugated linoleic acid may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Conjugated Linoleic Acid

There are 6 studies in the database on conjugated linoleic acid; the confidence rating is 33. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for conjugated linoleic acid as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Conjugated Linoleic Acid

There are 8 products in the database containing Conjugated Linoleic Acid. Follow the link to see the full list.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about conjugated linoleic acid. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
decrease body fat
increase muscle mass
increase weight loss

Energy Balance (calories in & calories out) Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
decrease calorie intake
increase energy expenditure

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
lower total cholesterol levels
lower triglyceride levels

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve mood

General Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase bone density
improve insulin sensitivity