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Description
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid.
  • Helps maintain lean muscle mass.
  • Enhances your diet and supports your metabolism.
  • Supports healthy body composition.

* 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 softgel capsules once or twice daily.

Serving Size 2 Softgel Capsules
Servings Per Container 45
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 25.00
Calories from Fat 25.00
Total Fat 2.50 g 4%
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) (from Safflower Oil) 2000.00 mg 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin

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

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

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

Keep out of reach of children

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 2016.

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GNC Total Lean™ CLA
 
3.8

(based on 120 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (76)
  • Good value (53)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Easy to take (21)
  • Simple to take (13)

Cons

  • Not effective (11)
  • Difficult to take (7)
  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Upsets stomach (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (55)
  • Women (42)
  • Everyday use (32)
  • Weight loss (26)
  • Men (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (36), Work out regularly (28), Health conscious (16), First time user (10), Health enthusiast (10)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (19), 10 minutes (18), 1+ hour (7)

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By ivette24

from Key West, FL

About Me Exercise regularly, Health conscious

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Pros

    Cons

    • Does not boost energy
    • Does not curb appetite
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about GNC Total Lean™ CLA:

      This product was a waste of money. I did not see any results. Liposine work better.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      This product does not work

      By avmdad

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Exercise regularly, Health conscious

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about GNC Total Lean™ CLA:

          I have used this product sinec December 2014 and have not experience any weight loss. I exercise 5 days a week and eat a very lean diet (no carbs, no junk food). I would not recommend this product.

          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          CLA

          By karfree8

          from Lithia, FL

          About Me Overweight

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

          • Works Slowly

          Best Uses

          • Weight loss

          Comments about GNC Total Lean™ CLA:

          I've started taking this supplement and have seen some results so I'm sure the longer I take it the more results I'll see.

          (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Product

          By metsfan0791

          from New Jersey

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          Pros

          • Curbs Appetite
          • Effective
          • No Side Effects

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about GNC Total Lean™ CLA:

              Been using this for 2 months now. Even though it is supposed to boost metabolism it actually curbs my appetite. Will continue to use.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Does work

              By pobox2671

              from Cahokia, Il

              About Me Exercise regularly, Health conscious

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Lean Muscle
              • Targets Fat On Your Body

              Cons

              • Will Make You Over Eat

              Best Uses

              • Bodybuilding
              • Daily Use
              • Only Use 2 A Day
              • Weight loss

              Comments about GNC Total Lean™ CLA:

              This product does work, however I start using 4 a day like the bottle suggest and was snacking bad at work. i switch it up only taking 2 before working out at the gym. Make sure you drink a lot of water taking this product.This product will help you gain lean muscle and you will fell the burn while it targets certain fatty parts on your body.You must have a strong diet are you will snack. This product really boost your metabolism.

              (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Does what it says

              By scubamom03

              from Metropolis, IL

              About Me Athlete, Bodybuilder, Exercise regularly, Health conscious

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Effective
              • No Side Effects

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bodybuilding
                • Daily Use
                • Energy Boost
                • Maintaining weight

                Comments about GNC Total Lean™ CLA:

                When I began taking this two months ago, I was already at a healthy weight and working out every day. I just didn't like my body composition. I hadn't achieved the long lean muscles that I was going for through diet and exercise alone. After taking this for two months, I can tell that my muscles look more cut and defined, my stomach seems to be flatter and leaner, and I can tell a boost to my endurance and stamina. To me, this product does what it says on the bottle. I don't think it is some "miracle weight loss" supplement because those are all bunk. I do believe this supplement will enhance already exsisting lifestyle efforts toward a lean, more supple, and toned muscle mass.

                (15 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I like it.

                By jefft7

                from Pembina, ND

                About Me Bodybuilder

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • No Side Effects

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bodybuilding
                  • Daily Use
                  • Maintaining weight

                  Comments about GNC Total Lean™ CLA:

                  I like taking this product since it is natural namely safflower oil. I find it keeps me lean and supplies with with the good fats. I'm careful what I take so if you're like me you'll like this product.

                  (16 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  CLA review

                  By natasha.younger1990

                  from Hampton, VA

                  About Me Health Conscious, Medical Professional

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Swallow
                    • Ineffective
                    • Upsets Stomach

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about GNC Total Lean™ CLA:

                      I have been taking this product as directed ( 2 pills 2 x a day) for two months now and I have actualy gained weight. Mind you, no changes in diet and i have actually been working out more. It makes me very nauseated when taken on an emty stomach and slghtly nauseated when I take it witha meal. It causes me to be hungry and sluggish. This product was a waste of my money. Note that everyone with 4-5 stars that reviewed this product, aslo began a diet and exercise regimen when starting this product.

                      (18 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This stuff does work

                      By hlvos

                      from Sioux City, IA

                      About Me Health Conscious

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Effective
                      • Works great

                      Cons

                      • Have To Continue Taking

                      Best Uses

                      • Women

                      Comments about GNC Total Lean™ CLA:

                      I had been taking CLA for a year or more after a sales person at GNC recommended it. I had also started watching my diet closely and changed up my work outs I got great results. And even if my diet slipped I could maintain my weight easily. Then in May due to some side effects from taking omeprazole for almost a year I quit taking it and the supplements I was also taking to try and get my liver back in check. After a month I started noticing my stomach getting huge and my metabolism slowing but I couldn't put my finger on what was going on. Then last night now two months after stopping CLA I was like OMG it is the CLA. I am going to get back on it immediately!

                      (11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By GinnyChu512

                      from Pittsburgh,PA

                      About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Easy on Stomach
                      • Simple To Take

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about GNC Total Lean™ CLA:

                        This stuff really helps me something. I don't know for sure if it's due to this supplement, but I don't seem to have a big appetite when I start to eat this stuff.

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