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Herbal Supplement
Whole Herb

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement take two capsules daily.

Serving Size 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container 50
Amount Per Serving % DV
Cat's Claw Bark (Uncaria tomentosa) 500.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Cellulose

No sugar, No Starch, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, Sodium Free, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Corn, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning: Keep out of reach of children

Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

General Nutrition CorporationPittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Notes

Conjugated Linoleic Acid

Conjugated Linoleic Acid
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Obesity
Dose: 3.2 to 4.2 grams daily
Though the evidence is conflicting, some studies have shown CLA to be effective at helping people lose body fat. (more)
Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Conjugated linoleic acid may play a role in reducing body fat. Research has reported that CLA supplementation produces minor gains in muscle size and strength in weight-training men.(more)
Prostate Cancer
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Preliminary research suggests that CLA might reduce the risk of cancers at several sites, including breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, skin, and stomach.(more)
Breast Cancer
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Preliminary research suggests that CLA might reduce breast cancer risk.(more)
Obesity
Dose: 3.2 to 4.2 grams dailyA double-blind trial found that exercising individuals taking 1,800 mg per day of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) lost more body fat after 12 weeks than did a similar group taking a placebo.1 However, two other studies found that amounts of CLA from 0.7 to 3.0 grams per day did not affect body composition.2, 3 Most double-blind trials have found that larger amounts of CLA, 3.2 to 4.2 grams per day, do reduce body fat;4, 5, 6, 7 however, one double-blind study of experienced strength-training athletes reported no effect of 6 grams per day of CLA on body fat, muscle mass, or strength improvement.8
References

1. Thom E, Wadstein J, Gudmundsen O. Conjugated linoleic acid reduces body fat in healthy exercising humans. J Int Med Res 2001;29:392-6.

2. Mougios V, Matsakas A, Petridou A, et al. Effect of supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid on human serum lipids and body fat. J Nutr Biochem 2001;12:585-94.

3. Zambell KL, Keim NL, Van Loan MD, et al. Conjugated linoleic acid supplementation in humans: effects on body composition and energy expenditure. Lipids 2000;35:777-82.

4. Riserus U, Berglund L, Vessby B. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduced abdominal adipose tissue in obese middle-aged men with signs of the metabolic syndrome: a randomised controlled trial. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2001;25:1129-35.

5. Smedman A, Vessby B. Conjugated linoleic acid supplementation in humans-metabolic effects. Lipids 2001;36:773-81.

6. Blankson H, Stakkestad JA, Fagertun H, et al. Conjugated linoleic acid reduces body fat mass in overweight and obese humans. J Nutr 2000;130:2943-8.

7. Whigham LD, Watras AC, Schoeller DA. Efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid for reducing fat mass: a meta-analysis in humans. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;85:1203-11.

8. Kreider RB, Ferreira MP, Greenwood M, et al. Effects of conjugated linoleic acid supplementation during resistance training on body composition, bone density, strength, and selected hematological markers. J Strength Cond Res 2002;16:325-34.

Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a slightly altered form of the essential fatty acid linoleic acid. Animal research suggests an effect of CLA supplementation on reducing body fat.1, 2 Controlled human research has reported that 5.6 to 7.2 grams per day of CLA produces only non-significant gains in muscle size and strength in experienced and inexperienced weight-training men.3, 4, 5 A double-blind study of a group of trained men and women reported reduced body fat in the upper arm after 12 weeks of supplementation with 1.8 grams per day of CLA.6 Further research using more accurate techniques for measuring body composition is needed to confirm these findings.

References

1. West DB, Delany JP, Camet PM, et al. Effects of conjugated linoleic acid on body fat and energy metabolism in the mouse. Am J Physiol 1998;275:R667-72.

2. Park Y, Albright KJ, Liu W, et al. Effect of conjugated linoleic acid on body composition in mice. Lipids 1997;32:853-8.

3. Ferreira M, Krieder R, Wilson M. Effects of CLA supplementation during resistance training on body composition and strength. J Strength Conditioning Res 1998;11:280.

4. Kreider RB, Ferreira MP, Greenwood M, et al. Effects of conjugated linoleic acid supplementation during resistance training on body composition, bone density, strength, and selected hematological markers. J Strength Cond Res 2002;16:325-34.

5. Lowery LM, Appicelli PA, Lemon PWR. Conjugated linoleic acid enhances muscle size and strength gains in novice bodybuilders. Med Sci Sport Excer 1998;30:S182 [abstract]

6. Thom E, Wadstein J, Gudmundsen O. Conjugated linoleic acid reduces body fat in healthy exercising humans. J Int Med Res 2001;29:392-6.

Prostate Cancer
Dose: Refer to label instructionsPreliminary animal and test tube research suggests that conjugated linoleic acid might reduce the risk of cancers at several sites, including breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, skin, and stomach.1, 2, 3, 4
References

1. Cesano A, Visonneau S, Scimeca JA, et al. Opposite effects of linoleic acid and conjugated linoleic acid on human prostatic cancer in SCID mice. Anticancer Res 1998;18:1429-34.

2. Thompson H, Zhu Z, Banni S, et al. Morphological and biochemical status of the mammary gland as influenced by conjugated linoleic acid: implication for a reduction in mammary cancer risk. Cancer Res 1997;57:5067-72.

3. Ip C. Review of the effects of trans fatty acids, oleic acid, n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and conjugated linoleic acid on mammary carcinogenesis in animals. Am J Clin Nutr 1997;66(suppl):1523S-29S [review].

4. Parodi PW. Cows' milk fat components as potential anticarcinogenic agents. J Nutr 1997;127:1055-60 [review].

Breast Cancer
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Preliminary animal and test tube research suggests that CLA might reduce the risk of cancers at several sites, including breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, skin, and stomach.1, 2, 3, 4 Whether CLA will have a similar protective effect for people has yet to be demonstrated in human research.

References

1. Cesano A, Visonneau S, Scimeca JA, et al. Opposite effects of linoleic acid and conjugated linoleic acid on human prostatic cancer in SCID mice. Anticancer Res 1998;18:1429-34.

2. Thompson H, Zhu Z, Banni S, et al. Morphological and biochemical status of the mammary gland as influenced by conjugated linoleic acid: implication for a reduction in mammary cancer risk. Cancer Res 1997;57:5067-72.

3. Ip C. Review of the effects of trans fatty acids, oleic acid, n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and conjugated linoleic acid on mammary carcinogenesis in animals. Am J Clin Nutr 1997;66(suppl):1523S-29S [review].

4. Parodi PW. Cows' milk fat components as potential anticarcinogenic agents. J Nutr 1997;127:1055-60 [review].

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a slightly altered form of the essential fatty acid linoleic acid.

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    4.0

    GOOD PRODUCT

    By 547826823

    from Los angeles

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    Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Cat's Claw:

    I like GNC procuts, so I orded this product for my father. He haven't taken it. I hope he will heathy after taking this product.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I've been taking for 25 years...

    By bboaze

    from Cornelius, NC

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    Pros

    • Effective
    • No Colds
    • No Side Effects

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Colds
      • Daily Use
      • Flu

      Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Cat's Claw:

      I started taking Cats Claw because my wife read that people who smoke should take it. Before Cat's Claw, if I heard someone sneeze, I would soon be at the Doctor's office for bronchitis. Since taking Cat's Claw, I rarely even get a cold, and have not had bronchitis at all.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cat's Claw

      By k.kocher

      from harrisburg pennsylvania

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        Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Cat's Claw:

        Cat's Claw is the best for stiff or achy joints. I had a finger that had an ache and Cat's Claw cleared it up.

        (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        First time I bought this product

        By cindy.maroto

        from Costa Rica

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            Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Cat's Claw:

            I purchased this product for my 73 years old dad. This is the first time he uses it. Let's see how good is it.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            really works for fibermalgia the muscle

            By woody4269

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            Pros

            • Effective
            • Good Taste
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting
            • No Side Effects

            Cons

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              • Daily Use

              Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Cat's Claw:

              I live in terriable pain most days and connot even stand for someone to hug me.the cat's claw das really helped me I still take pain meds but not the strong norcotic i was on and dont even use the pain patch any more. So trust me when I say if you have fibermalgia you need cat's claw. Wish someone would have told me a long time ago.

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              5.0

              This has been very helpfull to my wife.

              By pascoal_vasco

              from Lisbon Portugal European Union.

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              • No Side Effects

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                • Preventative

                Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Cat's Claw:

                My wife's carpic chanel pain has eased but sleepness of the hand no. She takes one capsule twice a day, bottom line: no extreme pain is already something to be happy about.

                (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Cat's claw cures colds

                By teedub295

                from Southeast UT

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                Pros

                • Anti-inflamation
                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Immune support

                Cons

                • No complaints

                Best Uses

                • Anti-inflamation
                • Cold or flu
                • Good Supplement
                • Recovery

                Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Cat's Claw:

                I use cat's claw whenever I get a cold or flu, and never stay ill for more than a couple of days. I first noticed its effectiveness when I was taking it for detoxification, recommended by a friend; my 2 kids and I came down with a cold, but while my kids were sick for 2-3 weeks, I was over it in 2-3 days. I told a friend about it, and she says it works great for her, too. I've had a couple of medical doctors recommend cat's claw for inflamation, instead of OTC's that cause damage to the stomach or kidneys.

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