NatureWise CLA 1250 ReviewNatureWise CLA 1250 is a non-stimulating weight management formula that has been designed to function as a natural weight loss exercise enhancement to reduce body fat and to also help increase lean muscle mass. It is manufactured by NatureWise.

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that is believed to be essential to our diets. In addition, some studies have also suggested that CLA could play a role in decreasing body fat, may potentially increase lean muscle and could help to reduce hunger.

CLA is a naturally occurring derivative of an essential fatty acid known as linoleic acid, which is found in foods such as beef and dairy products. Some believe that CLA supplements may provide a simple and sensible alternative to consuming these foods, which are high in saturated fats. CLA supplements may help to lower cholesterol, prevent certain forms of cancer and reduce body fat. NatureWise CLA 1250 contains 80% CLA, which is a potency level that may help to provide optimal benefits.

More specifically, when this review was written, the NatureWise CLA 1250 formula contained only one active ingredient: Safflower Oil (80% CLA). Each standard serving size (1 softgel) contained 15 calories, 10 of which come from fat, with the total fat per serving being 1.25 g.

Users are directed to take 1 softgel, three times per day with meals. The maximum serving that can be taken in a single day is 3 softgels, three times per day with meals. This product should be taken in conjunction with a healthy, calorie-conscious diet and regular exercise for optimal fat reduction results.

In terms of effectiveness, although clinical studies have found that CLA has shown promise of decreasing body fat in adults when taken daily, studies have also shown that CLA does not seem to reduce body weight or body mass index (BMI) in most people. Furthermore, research has also found that CLA may reduce feelings of hunger, but it is not clear if this reduction in hunger leads to reduced caloric intake.

The bottom line is that more clinical research needs to be conducted before it can be determined just how effective CLA is or is not as an aid for fat loss in individuals who are overweight or obese.

As for side effects, CLA is relatively safe for the average healthy adult. That said, it may cause stomach discomfort, diarrhea, fatigue and may not be safe for some people to take who have certain health conditions.

Prior to taking NatureWise CLA 1250 for weight loss or any other health reason, you should first speak with your doctor to make sure it is a safe and smart choice for you.