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

Products Containing Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Nano Shred Max
Amino Lean
Tone
ENGN Shred
Nano Shred Deluxe
Full list of all 13 products containing Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

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

References

Title of Study
Conjugated linoleic acid supplementation for 8 weeks does not affect body composition, lipid profile, or safety biomarkers in overweight, hyperlipidemic men
Effect of conjugated linoleic acid supplementation on weight loss and body fat composition in a Chinese population
Effects of milk supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid (isomers cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12) on body composition and metabolic syndrome components
Six months supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid induces regional-specific fat mass decreases in overweight and obese
The effect of 6 months supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid on insulin resistance in overweight and obese
The role of conjugated linoleic acid in reducing body fat and preventing holiday weight gain