What is NOW CLA 800mg?
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is an omega-6 fatty acid. It is used as a weight loss supplement for people struggling to control their weight and BMI figures. Some research we examined also suggest that the antioxidant properties inherent in CLA may be helpful in preventing colorectal cancer in obese and overweight individuals, which is exciting news, as excess body weight is linked to these types of cancer.
The particular supplement product we are looking at today is manufactured by NOW Foods. Read our full review of NOW CLA 800mg for more information about this product.
The active ingredient is conjugated linoleic acid, which is derived from safflower oil. Safflower oil is similar in constitution to the sunflower oil you might find in your kitchen, but its versatility lends itself to a wide range of both culinary and non-culinary uses, meaning it isn’t often seen in home cooking. In the softgel capsules we reviewed, safflower oil was the base from which the CLA was derived.
The manufacturer’s directions state that consumers should take 3 softgels either once or twice per day. However, the product’s label says to only take 3 capsules a day. For best results, this should happen one hour before meals. Assuming you take 3 softgels twice per day, a bottle containing 180 softgels is equal to a 30-day supply.
What is the Cost?
You can buy this product from various online stores. The price we found was $21, but this was at a discount. The regular price was listed as $36 for 180 softgels. We found no indication as to how long this discount would last for.
We were unable to find any indication of a manufacturer’s guarantee from NOW Foods, or anything as simple as a return policy. Given that the company is located in the United States, we assume that your rights as a consumer would apply, but that’s as much as we have here.
Our Final Review of NOW CLA 800mg
CLA does seem to have potential as a weight loss supplement. It is used to decrease body fat while increasing lean muscle. Our team also found anecdotal evidence of successful weight loss achieved by people using CLA. This stems from CLA helping people feel fuller after eating, reducing unhealthy snacking between meals. However, this manufacturer does not provide the exact percentage of CLA found in the product. We were unhappy with the manufacturer’s vague recommendations around dosage. The website simply stated ‘once or twice per day’ with no further guidance, while the label only said once per day. Our team was unable to find any further information about this. The lack of a guarantee, or indeed any reference to consumer rights or a return policy did not inspire us with confidence. When we review products here, we always feel better when we see a cast iron satisfaction guarantee. We would recommend looking for a product that does come with a money-back guarantee.