While conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) delivers research-proven fat-loss benefits when used in isolation, combining this effective supplement with creatine could deliver even better results.

A significant body of research supports claims that CLA and other supplements like creatine, whey and L-carnitine work synergistically to enhance weight loss and improve body composition.

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Stacked for success

In one study, 6g of CLA taken with 5g of creatine monohydrate per day, in conjunction with resistance exercise for 6 months, enhanced strength gains and improved body composition in older male and female adults (above 65 years).

In another study, a CLA supplement (6g/d) taken in combination with creatine (9g/d) and whey protein (36g/d) improved strength and lean body mass during heavy resistance training in well-trained young men and women (average age of 22.5).

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Boost fat burning potential

And combining CLA with another potent non-thermogenic fat burner in the form of L-carnitine can also be an effective supplement strategy for weight management and body conditioning.

This supplement stack works synergistically because CLA diverts fatty acids to muscle cells. Once there, L-carnitine can improve the efficiency with which these fatty acids are transported into the mitochondria of the cell, where they are metabolised for energy.