China Conjugated Linoleic Acid Oil
Synonyms: 10E,12Z-octadecadienoic acid; 12Z-CLA.
Appearance: Colorless to light yellow liquid.
Odour & Taste: Characteristic.
Molecular Formula: C18H32O2.
Molecular Weight: 280.4455.
Boiling Point: 377.7°C at 760 mmHg.
Vapour Pressure: 9.54E-07mmHg at 25°C.
Description: Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) are a family of at
least 28 isomers of linoleic acid found mainly in the meat and
dairy products derived from ruminants. As the name implies, the
double bonds of CLAs are conjugated, with only one single bond
between them. Scientific interest in CLA was stimulated in 1988
when a University of Wisconsin researcher discovered its
antioxidant properties in a study of rats fed fried hamburger. CLA
cannot be produced by the human body, but it can be obtained
through foods such as whole milk, butter, beef, and lamb.
1. CLA may be one of the most potent antioxidant substances in our
2. In a preliminary study, CLA has also been shown to reduce body
fat in people who are overweight.
3. CLA may be beneficial in other aspects, including prevention of
breast and colon cancer.
4. Additional potential benefits include a reduction in
food-induced allergic reactions, as well as the overall enhancement
of the immune system.