Conjugated Linoleic Acid
The overall rating for conjugated linoleic acid is 1.6 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.
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- Products Containing Conjugated Linoleic Acid
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Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for conjugated linoleic acid is 1.6 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for conjugated linoleic acid as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Conjugated Linoleic Acid
There are 6 studies in the database on conjugated linoleic acid; the research 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 research rating is for conjugated linoleic acid as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Products Containing Conjugated Linoleic Acid
|Products Names||Amount of Conjugated Linoleic Acid|
|Lipo Shift||Amount not listed.|
|Amino Lean||Amount not listed.|
|CLA and Carnitine Shredded||3g|
|Full list of all 74 products containing Conjugated Linoleic Acid.|
The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|decrease body fat||increase muscle mass||increase weight loss|
|Energy Balance (calories in & calories out) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|decrease calorie intake||increase energy expenditure|
|Cardiovascular Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels||increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels||lower total cholesterol levels||lower triglyceride levels|
|Mental Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|General Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|increase bone density||improve insulin sensitivity|
The Supplement Database includes 6 studies on conjugated linoleic acid dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 3 to 12 grams per day, the average dose being 5.98 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Conjugated Linoleic Acid.