Arbor-Lean contains a top quality conjugated linoleic acid complex designed to help reduce body fat, retain or increase lean body mass, and improve overall body composition. Conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, is a fatty acid uniquely found in dairy and meat products from cud-chewing animals. Those animals feed on their natural diet of grass rather than corn, as in most factory farming scenarios, and therefore produce a significantly higher rate of CLA.
Scientists have found in recent decades that not only does this unique fatty acid improve body composition, it may also contain anti-cancer properties and lower the risk of heart disease. Arbor-lean also contains a small amount of natural vitamin E to retain the freshness of CLA, and support immune function. For anyone looking for an extra boost in reducing fat stores while retaining or increasing lean muscle mass,Arbor-Lean is a safe and effective choice.
POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF TAKING ARBOR-LEAN
*Reduces Body Fat Stores
*Retains or Increases Lean Muscle Mass
*Reduces the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
*May reduce the risk of certain cancers
Conjugated Linoleic Acid- Over the past decade, consumers have been made aware of the negative attributes of processed trans fats. However, many are unaware that a healthy and unprocessed version of a trans fat exists, and that is CLA. Several short term studies had already shown a body fat decrease and lean mass increase, so Scandinavian researchers set out to determine in 2004 whether the effect would last over time. According to their findings, those in the CLA groups lost between 6.9% and 8.7% of their total body fat as compared to a placebo control (olive oil) over a one year period. They also showed a 1.8% increase in lean body mass .
According to a 2007 meta-analysis (indicating a compilation of studies on the same topic), CLA given at a dose of 3.2 grams per day (close in dosage to two Arbor-Leanpills, twice daily) helped reduce fat mass in linear fashion for six months. The average fat loss compared with placebo was 0.09 kg per week, which equates to about a pound of fat every five to six weeks . Note that the weight lost in this and all other CLA studies was pure fat, rather than fat combined with lean body mass or water weight, which often are counted in the calculations in other studies.
In 2010, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health Department of Nutrition set out to determine whether CLA was able to reduce the risk of heart disease. They noted that while dairy has saturated fat which traditionally has been associated with increased heart disease risk, no increased cardiac risk has been tied directly to consuming dairy products. In the study, researchers examined 1,813 Costa Rican citizens who had a myocardial infarction (heart attack) and 1,813 that had not. Costa Rica was chosen based on the fact that dairy cows are still grazed on grass in the country rather than fed corn. It was determined that the CLA in the grass-fed dairy products lowered the risk of heart attacks, and according to researchers, offset the adverse effects of the dairy's saturated fat content. The highest quintile of dairy CLA consumption was shown to correlate with a 49% reduced risk of heart attacks as compared to the lowest quintile .
Vitamin E- a fat-soluble nutrient that acts as an antioxidant in the body by helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. Other sources of free radicals are in the environment(air pollution, cigarette smoke, and ultraviolet light from the sun). Our bodies need vitamin E to boost the immune system so it can fight off harmful invading viruses and bacteria.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Arbor-Lean CLA should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and proper workout regiment. Arbor-Lean CLA is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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