Increased metabolic rate: This would obviously be a positive benefit for any type of athlete that is trying to lose weight and improve body composition.
Abdominal Weight: The nature of CLA means that patients will start to see an improvement in the abdominal region first.
Enhanced muscle growth: Preserves and builds lean muscle tissue.
Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides: Since many people these days have elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, even with treatment, this benefit can have an impact on any person who has high cholesterol.
Lowers insulin resistance: Lowering insulin resistance has been shown to help prevent adult-onset diabetes and make it easier to control weight.
Reduces food-induced allergic reactions: Since food allergies can be at play when weight loss becomes difficult, this can be of help.
Enhances immune system: With the variety of bacteria and poor immune systems in contemporary society, enhancing the immune system’s ability to function properly is a positive benefit to all.
Among the research most cited is a Norwegian study published in The Journal of Nutrition in 2000. It found that CLA reduced body fat and preserved muscle tissue in overweight or obese people who did not change their diet. According to the research, individuals in the CLA group lost six more pounds of body fat, on average, compared to a placebo group. Another study in The Journal of Internal Medicine Research said that CLA reduced body fat in healthy exercising patients of normal body weight. Research in the International Journal of Obesity showed that CLA reduced mostly abdominal fat in obese patients.