Double-blind Placebo Controlled Study Demonstrates Efficacy of Leading CLA Product
CHANNAHON, Ill., January 20, 2003 – In a double-blind, placebo controlled study, Clarinol™, a leading brand of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), was shown to reduce significantly body fat in healthy, exercising women. The study was conducted by UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa, with financial and product support from Clarinol manufacturer Loders Croklaan, a global leader in lipid-based health ingredients.
The 12-week study, completed in October 2002, involved 64 participants. Those in the experiment group received 2.4 grams of Clarinol per day while those in the control group received placebo doses. Both groups were composed of healthy women who maintained a regular exercise regimen before and during the study. Neither group adjusted their calorie intake or exercise level for the duration of the study. At the conclusion of the study, those in the experiment group displayed a significant reduction in body fat, despite not having dieted or exercised more.
“This is great news for healthy, exercising women who are interested in reducing their body fat without necessarily changing their current workout regimen and diet,” said David R. Lewis, business unit manager, North America, at Loders Croklaan. “By taking Clarinol, achieving their fitness goals can become easier.”
The research also confirmed the safety of Clarinol. For the duration of the study, no differences in blood lipid levels, glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity were observed between the experiment and control groups.
Additionally, Clarinol has attained kosher status, facilitating its use in existing and future supplement, nutritional bars and ready-to-drink formulations that require kosher certification.
Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition is a global leader in the supply of scientifically sound lipid ingredients from natural origin, which improve and maintain health and well-being. The company offers a variety of branded products, including Clarinol CLA, for weight management.
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