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Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a mixture of different isomers, or chemical forms, of linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid—a type of fat that your body needs for optimum health. Based on preliminary evidence, CLA has been promoted as a…

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a mixture of different isomers, or chemical forms, of linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid—a type of fat that your body needs for optimum health. Based on preliminary evidence, CLA has been promoted as a “fat-burning” supplement.

The supplement 7-keto-DHEA is a derivative of DHEA, but unlike its “parent” hormone, it does not affect sex hormone levels in the body. After age 30, the levels of DHEA and its byproduct 7-Keto drop, slowing your metabolism and resulting in weight gain. 7-Keto works to counter this by stimulating the thyroid to permanently raise your metabolism’s set point, or your resting metabolic rate, which is based on your body’s amount of fat and muscle. A lower metabolism means more fat, and a higher metabolism means more muscle. Once 7-Keto raises your metabolic set point, your body’s engines can begin burning faster, resulting in less weight gain and a trimmer belly, especially when combined with diet and exercise. 7-Keto demonstrates documented thermogenic activity in rats.

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