Conjugated Linoleic Acid–this is why we call it CLA–is no longer part of our food chain and so its very important function is lost to us and our health. As a supplement or as part of a natural diet, its most striking function is that it helps convert body fat from around your middle and redistributes it throughout your body, converting much of it to muscle. This important nutrient used to be available to us when we actually farmed land and animals. Chicken and beef used to free range grass and so were rich sources of CLA. Now, we don’t farm our land and animals, we mine them. Chicken and beef (and other animals) are confined and fed rich grain food so they quickly fatten and go to market. CLA will help in your weight loss program and in any body building program. Natrol’s Tonalin CLA is the product we recommend; it is the only patented form of CLA.