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CLA - Top 5 Supplements & Conclusion

Updated on January 26, 2016

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Now that you know a lot more about conjugate linoleic acid, you're probably wondering where you can get some CLA supplements.

But be aware that these supplements are going to vary in the amount of CLA they contain, and their cost.

So, let me show you the top 5 rated CLA supplements that will ensure that you get a good amount of CLA per serving.

Top 5 CLA Supplements

Pro Science CLA (EAS)

EAS is a supplement company that I used buy a lot of products from.

They’ve got some high-quality supplements, but they're on the higher end of things, so you might end up paying a little more for their supplements.

You can get CLA from them in bottles containing 90 soft gels.

And it looks like you'll have to take 2 soft gels to get a serving, so you're looking at 45 servings per bottle of EAS CLA.

Each serving will contain 1.5 grams of CLA, which is plenty of CLA for a single serving.

And it appears that this supplement is now called Pro Science CLA, but it's still made by EAS, and it looks like the best place to buy it is straight from them.

AST CLA 1000

AST is another popular supplement company, with some high-quality products.

Now, they're still a little on the higher end of supplements, but you can probably get CLA a little cheaper from AST than you can from EAS.

But you can also get CLA from AST in bottles containing 90 soft gels.

Now, you'll have to take 3 soft gels to get a "serving" but you can get that 1000 mg from just 2 soft gels, so in reality you're looking at 45 servings per bottle of AST CLA 1000.

So, each (modified) serving will contain at least 1.5 grams of CLA from Clarinol, which is derived from safflower oil.

NOW CLA

NOW Foods is a pretty common supplement company, but CLA starts to get even more affordable with them.

You can get CLA from NOW in bottles containing either 90 or 180 soft gels.

Now, you'll still have to take 3 soft gels, if you're going by their serving size, but again you can get your 1000 mg from just two soft gels, so you’re looking at either 45 or 90 servings per bottle of NOW CLA, depending on the size you choose.

Each serving will contain 1.6 grams of CLA, which is derived from safflower oil, which is more than enough CLA for a single serving.

Olympian Labs CLA

But CLA gets even more affordable when you get your supplements from Olympian Labs.

You can get CLA from them in bottles containing 210 soft gels.

And yet again, the serving size is 3 soft gels, but you can get all the CLA you need (per serving) from two soft gels, so you're looking at 105 servings per bottle of Olympian Labs CLA.

Each serving will contain anywhere from 1.5 to 1.7 grams of CLA, which is derived from a safflower/sunflower oil concentrate. That number varies because it's an oil blend, and sunflower oil contains less CLA.

MRM CLA 1250

But, when you get your CLA supplements from MRM, you're going to get one of the most affordable, and highest rated, CLA supplements.

You can get CLA from MRM in bottles containing either 90 or 180 soft gels.

And the serving size is only 1 soft gel, which I love, because who really enjoys swallowing 3 pills?

Each serving will contain 1 gram of CLA per serving, which is derived from safflower oil, which is the perfect serving size for CLA, in my mind.

Curious about what other supplements are shaking up the bodybuilding world? Head on over to Bodybuilding.com and check out their current top 50. There are 2 CLA supplements in their top 50 right now (one of which is also in my top 5), and this is the best place to go for your supplements, if you like quick shipping, low prices and free stuff with every order!

Conclusion

I hope that this series of articles has given you a better understanding of conjugated linoleic acid.

By now you should know:

And now you know about five of the best CLA supplements out there that will help you increase CLA in your diet.

I hope that now you see the benefits of researching your supplements FIRST, before buying them. Good luck in reaching your fitness goals!

Which CLA Supplement are YOU Going to Take?

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    • Bendo13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Guinter 

      6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Hey Valarie, most companies like to give you a 1000 mg serving of the oil, but as you read, that oil is usually only 75% to 80% CLA. So, with NOW CLA you're looking at 800 mg of CLA per SOFT GEL.

      I added them to the list because they are a well-known brand that people love and trust, and they're actually pretty affordable. You can get 180 soft gels of CLA from NOW for $4 cheaper than you can get 90 soft gels of CLA from AST.

      I updated the serving sizes above to be more accurate in terms of what you should take of each supplement to get around that 1 gram per serving. You only need to take 2 of the soft gels of NOW CLA per serving, not the 3 they recommend. That should make your bottle last longer and you'll be getting more than enough CLA per serving.

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      Valarie 

      6 years ago

      Hi! I have purchased the NOW brand CLA, which is 800 mg/serving. It's listed here as one of your preferred brands, but earlier in the article you stated brands that are 800 mg would only have 80% actual CLA and mentioned the importance of using CLA with a minimum of 1,000 mg/serving. I'd like to understand, how did the NOW brand make your "Top 5" list?

    • Bendo13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Guinter 

      7 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I would have to say your best bet for price and how often you'd have to buy a new bottle would be MRM CLA 1250, Archasimos. It's a pretty high quality supplement, it's cheap and you'd only have to take one pill for a serving... if you want 3 grams in a day it's only 3 pills so a small bottle will last you a month.

      Olympian Labs CLA is still pretty cheap but you have to take 3 pills at once and you'd probably take two servings in a day. So you're getting a little over a months worth there.

      After that... hmm, it looks like if you don't want to be buying bottles of this too often you'd want to go with the EAS, which is pretty high quality. If you took 2 servings a day you'd get 3 or so weeks worth out of a bottle.

      These are all good quality supplements so I'd rank them on price to decide... and then you can check out what other people say in reviews so you get a good idea if a lot of people like them or not.

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      Archasimos 

      7 years ago

      So out of those which do you consider number 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5?

    • Bendo13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      You're welcome enterianmentplus and Hello, hello,!

      Thanks for reading

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      You really doing a great research and job here. Thank you for your information.

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      entertianmentplus 

      8 years ago from United States

      Great info thanks.

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