Conjugated Linoleic Acid

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Conjugated Linoleic Acid
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Conjugated Linoleic Acid Simple Report

  • Supplement: Conjugated Linoleic Acid
  • Supplement Category: omega 6 fatty acids
  • Number of Products Containing Conjugated Linoleic Acid: 21
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.6 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 33 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 6
  • Number of Claims: 12
  • Effective Dosage Range: 3 - 12 grams per day

Conjugated Linoleic Acid Detailed Report

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
LeanMode 500mg
QuadraLean Thermogenic 500mg
Xtend Ripped 850mg
Ripped to Shredz 500mg
Nano Shred Deluxe 500mg
Full list of all 21 products containing Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

Claim Ratings

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
improve mood

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

Dosing

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.

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