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Description
  • Our most advanced CLA formula to fuel fat metabolism featuring Omega 3,6, & 9 and GLA*
  • Stimulant-free blend designed to improve body composition and support lean muscle tone*
  • Scientifically formulated to help you look and feel your best by supporting smooth, healthy-looking skin*

* 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 softgels twice daily with meals. To ensure optimal results, take four softgels daily.

Serving Size 2 softgels
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories from Fat 30.00
Calories 30.00
Total Fat 3.00 g 5%
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) (from Safflower Oil) 1.70 g **
GLA (gamma-Linolenic Acid)(from Safflower Oil)(Omega-6) 150.00 mg **
Oleic Acid (from Safflower Oil)(Omega-9) 100.00 mg **
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)(as Fish Body Oil)(Omega-3) 92.00 mg **
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)(as Fish Body Oil)(Omega-3) 58.00 mg **
Medium Chain Triglycerides (from Coconut Oil) 50.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin, Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols

No Sugar, No Starch, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservative, No Sodium, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Corn, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free.

Warning: For adult use only. Do not use this product if you are pregnant or lactating. If you are taking medication or have a medical condition, consult a physician before using this product.

Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, 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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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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3.1

(based on 11 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nutritional (6)
  • Effective (5)
  • Good value (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to take (5)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (6)
  • Weight loss (6)
  • Women (4)
  • Men (3)
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4.0

Patience is a virtue

By hawlobaby

from Philadelphia Pa.

About Me Work Out When Possible

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Effective
  • Effective Over Time
  • Nutritional

Cons

  • Difficult To Take

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use
  • Men
  • Weight Loss
  • Women

Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Premium CLA Complex:

My Wife and I started taking this supplement about 5 to 6 months ago.While I was exercising on a fairly regular basis,my wife does not, as she has a career that has her on feet 10 hrs a day.You have to be persistent with the dosage. We also take fish oil with Krill with our routine. My wife has gone from a size 12 pants to size 8 doing nothing but taking this supplement and I noticed that even when I had to shut down the workout routine for 6 weeks due to injury my weight has stayed precisely @ 186 lbs.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Use with the regular CLA!

By nelsonk2004

from Satellite Beach, FL

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Pros

  • Nutritional

Cons

  • Not As Effective

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use
  • Weight Loss

Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Premium CLA Complex:

Just from reading the Supplemental Facts on this product, you will notice it has less of the CLA active ingredient (specifically, 0.3 grams less) per dose. This product should not be used alone, it should be used in conjunction with the regular CLA (which has 2.0 grams per dose). For example, I use the regular CLA supplements in the morning (2 CLA pills), and both the regular CLA and the CLA Complex in the evening (1 CLA pill and 1 CLA Complex pill). The main benefits from this product are the Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 active ingredients in it, which helped me cut down on my in-take of fish oil supplements. But outside of my benefits from the Omega-3, I'm on the fence with this product. Deciding to buy/use this product should be determined on a case-by-case basis.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy this product again

By poehlsra

from San Diego, CA

About Me Work Out Regularly

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Pros

  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Helps With Joint Support
  • Nutritional

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Premium CLA Complex:

      I take the recomended dose and I've noticed less joint pain. This product has also helped eliminate some belly fat and helps me stay focused.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It's necessary for an diet

      By christine.saw

      from Livermore, CA

      About Me Health Enthusiast , Work Out Regularly

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Take
      • Nutritional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use
        • Men
        • Weight Loss
        • Women

        Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Premium CLA Complex:

        You may not know exactly where the Omega-3's are coming from such as fish oils particularly from non-farmed fish, but it covers all your basis in 2 tabs in 2 doses daily.

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your money

        By jmdent24

        from Eugene, OR

        About Me Health Enthusiast , Nutritionist, Work Out Regularly

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        Pros

        • Easy To Take

        Cons

        • Not Effective
        • Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Premium CLA Complex:

          Look at the label, its a great blend but at under a gram of CLA per pill and completely useless doses of all other ingredients its not worth the hefty price tag.

          (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          no compraria este producto

          By solrac_navi55

          from texas

          About Me Work Out Regularly

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Men
            • Weight Loss

            Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Premium CLA Complex:

            lo use como indica el frasco.....con los alimentos por la tarde....con dieta de acuerdo a mi nivel de workout...la cintura no bajo ni media pulgada..esperando que bajara una...so no lo recomiendo..no tengo sobre peso..solo queria reducir el nivel de grasa,,y ayudar a marca el abdomen..pero no funciono...como esperaba..

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            good thus fare

            By aguyton76

            from bloomington indiana

            About Me Work Out Regularly

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

            • Difficult To Take

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Premium CLA Complex:

            Use the product along with a regular routine of working out. Only been using it for a week or so now awaiting the results to come.

            (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not for me

            By Yatsimirsy

            from Chulavista, CA

            About Me Cardio And Fitness

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            Pros

            • Nutritional

            Cons

            • Difficult To Take
            • Not Effective
            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Premium CLA Complex:

              I expected a lot of this product. However I havent lost weight or reduced any size in my abs. I havent seen any improvement in me using this product.

              (1 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Premium Cla

              By TESexymama

              from Midlothian. Texas

              About Me Work Out Regularly

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              Pros

              • Effective
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Women

                Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Premium CLA Complex:

                Just started taking the Premium Cla but I've heard it helps with Belly Fat!! Sure hope So!!!

                (3 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Total lean

                By Kibler85

                from Birmingham, Al.

                About Me Work Out Regularly

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                Pros

                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Nutritional

                Cons

                • Difficult To Take

                Best Uses

                • Weight Loss
                • Women

                Comments about GNC Total Lean™ Premium CLA Complex:

                I take 2 with lunch and 2 with dinner. I have only been on them for about a month but I like the overall quality and the amount of vitamins in them.

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