Frequently Asked Questions About Tonalin® CLA
What is Tonalin® CLA?
Tonalin® is the most clinically researched CLA ingredient. CLA is conjugated linoleic acid, which is known to improve overall body composition. Tonalin® is a nutritional ingredient, sustainably sourced from natural safflower oil, a vegetarian source of linoleic acid. Safe and effective, Tonalin® is the ideal way for your body to get the CLA it needs.
When and how often should I take Tonalin® CLA?
The suggested intake is 3.0 grams of Tonalin® CLA per day. You can take your daily dosage in dietary supplements or from functional foods fortified with Tonalin® CLA. A minimum dosage of 1.7 grams of CLA/per day is recommended to achieve body fat reduction. Tonalin® can be taken at any time of day, with or without meals.
Is Tonalin® CLA safe – are there any side effects?
In 18 separate clinical studies, Tonalin® CLA was consistently well-tolerated with no adverse effects using the recommended dose. Tonalin® is a high quality CLA containing no stimulants of any kind. A two-year clinical study reported no serious adverse effects with long-term CLA supplementation.
What diets will work well with Tonalin® CLA?
Although Tonalin® CLA has not been studied in conjunction with specific diets, when combined with a balanced diet including fruits, vegetables and whole grains, along with your workout routine, Tonalin® CLA can help reduce body fat while increasing lean muscle mass and helping to prevent fat regain.
I’m a vegetarian – Can I take Tonalin® CLA?
The oil inside most dietary supplement capsules is 100% vegetable sourced; however, most capsules are produced from bovine sources. If you are a vegetarian or vegan and want to avoid gelatin capsules, Tonalin® is also available in a triglyceride form which can be taken by the spoonful. Tonalin® is also available in functional foods that may be vegetarian sourced.
Is it safe to take Tonalin® CLA with my prescription medication?
No clinical studies have been performed on the interactions of Tonalin® CLA with prescription medications. Please consult your physician before taking this or any other dietary supplement.
If I am pregnant or nursing can I take Tonalin® CLA?
While Tonalin® CLA is an excellent diet aid that may help you shed unwanted body fat, there have been no clinical studies on its effect during pregnancy and lactation. If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are lactating, please consult a healthcare professional before taking this or any other dietary supplement.
How does Tonalin® CLA work in the body?
CLA works in four ways:
• Decreases number and size of adipocytes (fat cells), lowering your body fat mass.
• Decreases the activity of LPL enzymes which help to store triglycerides (fats) in adipocytes (fat cells).
With regular use of CLA, less fat gets stored.
• Increases apoptosis, the rate at which fat cells disintegrate, thus reducing the number of existing fat cells in your body.
• Increases activity of the enzyme CPT (carnitine palmitoyltransferase), so fat is burned up faster, leaving less of it in your body.