NatureWise CLA 1250 is a non-stimulating and non-GMO dietary supplement that comes from NatureWise. This dietary supplement claims to help enhance exercise and is sold under NatureWise’s “Healthy Weight Supplements” category.
The only ingredient in the formula is Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) (standardized to 80%) (from safflower seed oil). There is 1.25 g per 1 softgel.
The product label of NatureWise CLA 1250 claims that the formula is derived from safflower seeds, contains no artificial ingredients, is doctor formulated and is non-GMO and gluten-free.
In terms of offering weight management support, CLA is believed to be able to lower body fat deposits and boost lean muscle mass when combined with exercise. It may also improve immune function.
A unique fatty acid, CLA is typically found in beef and dairy. That being said, some people have a lower amount of CLA in their diet due to certain dietary restrictions, choices and because of changes in farming and food processing.
Some studies have shown that CLA may possibly be effective in helping to decrease body fat in adults, which is why it has become so popular among fat loss supplements. That being said, studies have also found that it does not seem to reduce body weight or body mass index (BMI) in most people.
What’s more, some research has found that CLA may lower feelings of hunger, but it is not clear if these feeling result in lower caloric intake. Furthermore, taking this supplement does not seem to prevent weight gain in individuals who were previously obese.
In essence, while some preliminary studies do suggest that CLA may be beneficial for weight loss in some adults, more research needs to be conducted to determine just how effective it is in causing and aiding in the reduction of fat that leads to measurable weight loss.
Most healthy adults should be able to take CLA without a problem. The most common side effects associated with it are stomach upset, fatigue, diarrhea and nausea.
For maximum results, be sure to combine NatureWise CLA 1250 with a calorie-conscious diet and regular exercise. With that in mind, a standard serving is to take 1 softgel 3 times per day with meals (a total of 3 softgels daily). You can also take a maximum serving, which is 3 softgels, 3 times per day with meals (a total of 9 softgels daily).
As is the case with any dietary supplement you intend to make a regular part of your diet, it is always wise to consult with your doctor before taking NatureWise CLA 1250.