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CLA - Top 5 Supplements & Conclusion
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 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!
I hope that this series of articles has given you a better understanding of conjugated linoleic acid.
By now you should know:
- Where CLA comes from
- How CLA supplementation came about
- The benefits of supplementing with CLA
- What studies haven proven CLA is capable of
- The possible side effects of CLA supplementation
- How much and when you should take your CLA supplements
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!