Review of PureNaturalFit 2 CLA Supplement

By on November 24, 2014
CLA supplements for weight loss ingredients

Conjugated linoleic acid, also called CLA, is a type of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid primarily found in the products of ruminant animals, such as cows and sheep, and it’s found in higher concentrations in the fat of grass fed animals, generally.

This is a review of PureNaturalFit 2 CLA complex, which I tried for a month. Unfortunately, as with other weight loss products or diets, 4 weeks is not going to be long enough to give a satisfactory answer as to whether the product truly is helping with weight loss, and in this case, I lost a total of 3 pounds during the month. While this might seem to be a success with close to a pound a week weight loss, it’s such a small amount that it could be due to water weight or merely the natural variation of a scale or natural variation of body weight from day to day, so it’s hard to give a clear cut answer as to whether this product was effective or not, and I may continue taking it in order to get a better answer as to whether it helps me with more weight loss or not.

The Science

In the meantime, we can at least discuss the science and whether there is any basis for using CLA as a weight loss aid, and in this case there is decent evidence, despite the fact that the studies are a bit of a mixed bag. A few studies showed benefits of weight loss or fat loss, even in normal weight subjects taking CLA at low doses(1). A few studies showed no weight loss benefits while a few showed that CLA may not cause fat loss, but could help to prevent fat GAIN (2), something that could potentially be useful to ward off any extra pounds one might put on over the holidays or on a vacation!

Other benefits of CLA, in different studies, have included:

  • reduction of inflammatory markers
  • reduction in blood sugars
  • reduction in cancerous tumor growth,
  • reduction in the markers of heart disease risk.

This is a fairly impressive resume of benefits, and with almost no CLA Side Effects in most studies, this is a pretty good reason to say that if you have a few pounds that you want to lose, there is little downside to trying out CLA, and could potentially even be beneficial to overall health. It seems that the only real caution would be that if you have blood sugar issues, that you should carefully monitor your levels since different studies showed both blood sugar improvements and blood sugar rises, so be mindful of this.

My Experience Taking CLA Supplements for Weight Loss
My experience with CLA was actually interesting. I am one of those people who rarely notices anything when I take most anything. I must not be affected much by the placebo effect, or even the real life effects of most nutrients, because virtually regardless of what I take, I almost never feel any different. However, in the case of CLA, I did notice a few interesting things that I can only attribute to the CLA.

CLA for weight loss is the primary reason that most people take Conjugated Linoleic Acid in the first place, and I did lose about 3 pounds in the month that I tried it. It’s difficult to assess whether this is a potential close to one pound per week weight loss, or if it’s just a natural variation of weight. It’s such a small amount that it seems statistically insignificant, yet I also did feel as though my clothes fit me better. I plan on continuing to take CLA, so I’ll have to reserve judgement on the weight loss until I get more data.

However, one thing that I did notice was that I was not hungry at all. I could easily have a cup of the Kiss Me Organics Matcha Tea that I recently reviewed, add a few tablespoons of cream, have a light breakfast, and not be hungry at all until dinner. I sometimes would just have a bit of a snack at dinner and have no desire for anything else. I often went 12 hours without eating, and this was not a problem in the slightest. I found this noticeable and unusual. Interestingly, it was only after a few weeks of taking it that I discovered many people report a decreased appetite, so this was unlikely to be a placebo effect and, as I mentioned, I just don’t seem particularly prone to that phenomenon anyway. I also noticed that a few days of not taking the CLA and I became hungry, so it seems that it really is the CLA giving me a decreased appetite. So, it’s possible that the weight loss was not just a fluke and may very well be the result of the CLA for weight loss. Time will tell and I’ll hopefully post an update at some point on my experiences continuing the CLA.

The Product

The product itself seems to be excellent with good ingredients, including GMO free ingredients. The only thing that could be improved is the removal of the caramel coloring, which seems unnecessary in a pill, and the addition of the titanium dioxide, which I have found some people are sensitive to. I have heard others claim that CLA tablets had an unpleasant smell, but these had no smell or taste. The pills are rather large, so those who have a hard time swallowing pills may find these difficult to take.

CLA supplements for weight loss ingredients

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The product price is also excellent, at $17.87 (at the time of writing) for 120 capsules with 1000 mg each, that is a full month’s supply taking two pills twice daily, which is the dosage. I looked up the prices for CLA on my wholesale supplement account, and with free shipping from Amazon Prime, PureNaturalFIt’s CLA Complex is actually cheaper for me to buy than it is to order a similar product wholesale. Not to mention it even has a money-back guarantee, something that my wholesale account can’t even do!

So, it seems like PureNaturalFit 2 CLA complex is an excellent product with excellent ingredients and good science to back up their claims. Considering that it has a money back guarantee, if you have a few pounds to lose, and want to try CLA supplements for weight loss, there doesn’t seem to be any downside to giving it a trial, not even the cost since you can return it and get your money back if it doesn’t provide you any benefits. That’s a pretty good deal.

References

(1) Conjugated Linoleic Acid Reduces Body Fat in Healthy Exercising Humans

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

About Kerri Knox, RN

The author is a Registered Nurse and Functional Medicine Practitioner. With 20 years of experience in health care, she has the unique perspective of being solidly grounded in both Conventional Medicine and Alternative Medicine. She can help you to to find and repair the underlying causes of chronic illness, while empowering you to take charge of your own health. She is the owner and author of this blog and website.

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