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GNC Total Lean® CLA


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Because the human body can’t produce CLA, we can only get it through our diet or supplements in order to reap the benefits. GNC Total Lean® CLA is scientifically formulated to help you receive that support. GNC Total Lean® products were created to help you take control of your weight loss goals, focus on your health and still be totally you.


  • Scientifically shown to improve body composition*
  • Improves lean muscle tone*
  • Fuels energy and fat metabolism without stimulants*
  • Gluten free


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size  2 Softgel(s)
Servings Per Container  45

Amount Per Serving     % DV

Calories 25  

Total Fat 2.5g   3%

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)(from Safflower Oil)  2000 mg   **

** Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other Ingredients
Gelatin, Glycerin
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How To Use

As a dietary supplement, take two soft gel capsules twice daily.
Keep out of reach of children.
, 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.
Store in a cool dry place.
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General Nutrition Centers
Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA


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GNC CLA 90 capsules
I absolutely love this product and would recommend it to others if they want to lose weight without having to do much.
July 13, 2019
2 days ago
I feel amazing I’m not as bloated as I used to be and I’m not as hungry I do get very thirsty and I drink a lot of water, CLA is amazing Highly recommend
May 10, 2019
3 months ago
I’ve been using this product for years! It really helps with the body composition and lean muscle tone! I can’t remember a day this product hasn’t been in stock in my home, thanks GNC!
April 13, 2019
3 months ago
No help with this product, would not reccomend
February 12, 2019
5 months ago
Have seen great results in the appearance of my body shape.
December 19, 2018
6 months ago
Really helps cut down belly fat.
August 28, 2018
1 year ago
One of my favorites
July 31, 2018
1 year ago
Great product. I highly recommend
July 20, 2018
1 year ago
Works well
July 14, 2018
1 year ago
Awesome product
Regular exercise and a fairly healthy diet for about six months and I lost right at 17 lbs. Seemed to have hit a wall and couldn't drop any more lbs. Purchased this and have been taking it for about three weeks and have lost another 5 lbs-and I only take it right before I go to the gym. Makes me sweat ten times more than usual. Love it. Definitely recommend. Helps big time with my appetite also.
June 16, 2018
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great compliment to vitapak program
D r on Apr 8, 2015
great compliment to vitapak program
D r on Apr 8, 2015
Helpful as a diet supplement.
a u on Apr 6, 2015
Helpful as a diet supplement.
a u on Apr 6, 2015
Is this in fact CLA or is it Safflower oil? Safflower oil can not take the place of CLA. CLA actually reduces body fat where Safflower oil rearranges body fat. With CLA you see the drop in body fat, but with Safflower oil you don't see the drop in fat simply rearranged on the body.
A shopper on Aug 29, 2013
BEST ANSWER: For me it's very clear it says "Cla". It says it comes from safflower oil but that does not mean IS safflower oil, it says it is Cla.
im 28 and gaining alot of belly fat and just in that area would this produce help me im looking to lose weight about 20 lbs would this be good for me or should i take something else ...
A shopper on Apr 16, 2012
BEST ANSWER: There are no clinical studies to prove CLA's claims to be a weight loss supplement and may cause stomach upset and diarrhea.
Some studies indicated that CLA will cause Fatty Liver, is that true?
BEVIS C on May 16, 2016
Do I have to Take GNC Total Lean CLA Before breakfast or after??
A shopper on Sep 3, 2012
BEST ANSWER: I usually take it after drinking eight oz of water. While making breakfast. It blends well with the food for me and gives me the power to push through the day with just a light lunch.
Is it ok to take this CLA with Waterex?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2013
Dear GNC, please advise what difference between CLA / THERMO CLA. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
A shopper on Oct 2, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thermo CLA is designed to work a little bit more powerfully than the standard, and is intended for serious change.
Why does CLA have 50 calories?? doesn't that defeat the purpose? that's 1500 calories a month??? how does that aid in weight loss? Wonder how people are getting good results?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2013
BEST ANSWER: A pound of body fat is equal to approx 3,500 calories so the 1500 calories in a month's worth of CLA is less than 1/2 pound of body mass. The 1500 calories gained from taking CLA results in a more effective metabolism so your body burns the calories consumed instead of storing them as body fat. So by taking CLA your body consumes more fat calories resulting in weight loss and leaner muscle mass.
I have high blood pressure, can I use this product?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This product should be safe. Some studies even show it helps to lower blood pressure.
I have been going to the gym and trying to maintain a proper diet. However, while my body is feeling different, I cannot seem to lose the fat in my belly area...I am contemplating taking a fat burning supplement, but am unsure of which I am a bit fearful of any health complications that may come with it. How do these fat burners work and what are the side effects? I am a 30 year old female.

A shopper on Jan 28, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Losing fat around the mid section is 80% what you eat and 20% what you do, remove the sweets and starch's from your diet and you'll start seeing results
I am taking the HD pills that are sold there at GNC, and wanting to lose weight. i TRY to work out at least 3 times a week(just now getting back into the 'gym' routine) would these CLA pills help with my weight loss? *i weigh 165lbs-5'5*-hope i can get my question answered.
A shopper on Feb 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Which HD product are you taking? There's Mega-Ignite and Physio-Burn. You'd be fine taking CLA with the Mega-Ignite, however the Physio-Burn already contains CLA so an additional dose wouldn't be necessary.
does it burns fat? if so how many % at laeast for amonth
A shopper on Jul 25, 2012
BEST ANSWER: It is not a fat burner. It is designed to curb the appetite and to help maintain lean muscle mass.
How long should I take this product? Should I take a break between bottles?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2012
BEST ANSWER: In my opinion you need to really be on this for over a month i also feel it really kicks in around the 6 month mark..... i started with two a day then after a month i was on 4capsules a day. two in the am and two by 6pm
What percentage of CLA is in one tablet?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2013
BEST ANSWER: While the actual percentage could not be located, each soft gel has 2000mgs of CLA in each capsule.
Gosh.. I hope this isn't a dumb question.Does this product make you jittery?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This product contains no stimulants and should not make you jittery.
can i use it before i go to sleep
A shopper on Mar 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can take GNC Total Lean™ CLA once or twice per day at any time.
Is there a difference between cla and tonal in cla?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Tonalin CLA is a registered trademark and is the highest quality form of CLA available, and is the safe supplement you can trust.
Previously GNC sold Tonalin CLA, but upon reordering this product I noticed it is now called GNC CLA Total Lean. What is the difference between the two products? What has changed? or are they the same?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The products are two different brands. GNC CLA Total Lean is manufactured by GNC in its North Carolina plant. Tonalin produces it CLA under an exclusive license from BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH.
Can this product be taking with Creatine?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes this product can be used with Creatine.
Should these pills be taken before or after meals for best results??
A shopper on Jan 29, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The time the pills are taken will not change their efficacy, however many users find it is helpful to take them in the morning with breakfast as part of their daily routine so they aren't forgotten.
Is GNC women's Ultra Mega Active supplement also a multi-vitamin?
A shopper on Sep 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the GNC Women's Ultra Mega Active is a multi-vitamin.
Can this product be taken if you have high blood pressure?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2013
BEST ANSWER: If you are currently using medication or have a medical condition it is advised that you consult a physician before taking.
I am trying to lose a good deal of weight, but have little to no ambition for exercise as I am active all day at work. Would taking CLA be beneficial in assisting my bodies fight against the poor eating choices I've made in the past? Also, while reading reports about conjugated linoleic acid, it is said that amounts over 3.4 grams are not shown to have any additional help, how much CLA am I ingesting at 2 capsules twice a day?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: In taking 2 capsules you'll be taking 4.0 grams of CLA. Taking CLA will be beneficial to your weight loss, but not as effective as combining with an exercise program, not pushing just stating the facts.
Will taking Conjugated Linoleic Acid increase your risk of diabetes?
A shopper on Feb 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: CLA is actually a group of trans fats so to be honest- who knows. I think all these people saying it gives them a great boost of energy and all that are maybe just wanting it to do more, but this isn't Xenadrine or something like that.
When is the best time to take them? the bottle nor the website specifically state when they should be taken.
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I usually take my CLA doses about a half hour before eating, with a metabolism booster. I also take the CLA PM - those direct to take right before bed
just purchased this today, the directions state to take two capsules twice daily does it matter if it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner the salesman told me to take 2 after lunch and 2 after dinner he also recommended the Liquid L-Carnatine he said I could take one tablespoon of the L-Carnatine before my workout in the mornings and another after lunch with the CLA were these instructions correct? thanks
A shopper on May 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You should consult a physician before starting any supplement regimen.
How many daily should I take? I have 1000mg CLA. I am taking three a day; one with every meal, but should I be taking more? I have been reading all the comments on the different GNC CLA's and online research as well but it varies from taking 3-10 a day as well as some people taking 3-4 just in the morning... Any recommendations?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2013
BEST ANSWER: T=The directions instruct you to only take 2 units of this product once or twice daily.
does this product have safflower in it?
can u take a multivitamin with it?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This product does not have safflower in it, and it is safe to take with a multivitamin.
I am trying to gain lean muscle mass, and lose the last few pounds of belly fat at the moment. My workout routine consists of four days of weightlifting and two of cardio. As a result, I take protein, and have a high calorie diet. How would this product fit with my goal and current fitness plan?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2013
BEST ANSWER: If you add Total Lean CLA to your diet, it'll help your body burn the "belly fat" by increasing your metabolism.
Is this a product that is good for Diabetes
A shopper on Jul 25, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The GNC Total Lean™ CLA does not indicate this product is good for Diabetes. It recommends your contact your physician before taking the product.
Does this cla product contain caffeine?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2013
BEST ANSWER: No, this product is 100% caffeine free.