GAT Sport CLA 1250 Fat Burner Review
We’ve already established our top 3 fat burners but that could change at any time and there does seem to be an influx of wonder drug, CLA also known as Conjugated Linolenic Acid but is it a load of bull shit like tribulus that just seems to have hit a marketing sweet spot?
We’ve seen a few CLA products floating around recently and as with DAA for testosterone boosting many companies see fit to market as a singular product on its own. However, unlike DAA, CLA is a bit more complicated.
GAT or German American Technologies as it used to be more commonly know are undergoing a bit of a brand change. This looks fresher, cleaner and more mainstream – thereby tempting more ‘normal’ people to their product range. By cleaning up their image these sort of supplements will easily find their way in to a grocery bag when out shopping, instead of the niche image supplements suffered from in the past.
I’ve been quite interested in fat burning products containing CLA because initial research looked promising…
Conjugated Linolenic Acid (CLA) – Initial reports and studies have showed that CLA helped a bunch of women who did no exercise lose 9% body fat. But further studies are showing very mixed, if not medicore results that aren’t really setting the world alight, in fact the side effects are having their presence felt moreso outweighing any real benefits. Any benefits that were found meant that the composition had to be greater than 80% – however, we are not sure of the composition here.
The advice is to take up to 3 softgels spread out over the day. This only provides a maximum of 1250mg per day though, while it is not the worst, it isn’t the best. We also prefer a dose 4 times per day as this continually feeds the body.
The main issues here is that the proof from CLA is very mixed, it isn’t a consistent ingredient like green tea, caffeine or capsaicin which is good for helping fat burn. So it isn’t the most reliable ingredient to have.
At least it is free from stimulants for those who are not comfortable with them.
The real lack of evidence to substantiate the claims is pretty high up on the list of negatives for this product. We also do not know of the CLA composition which would need to be at least 80% to be anywhere near effective.
There’s a real lack of assisting ingredients too which would help this product be more effective, even some other CLA products have accompanying ingredients to help the effects moreso.
This is quite low dosed as well.
So we are presented with a fat burning ingredient which is not terribly effective, not only that we do not know if the composition is 80% nor how much we are actually getting from the 1000mg blend.
I get that this is one of those singular ingredient supplements, but to be truly effective it needs the support from other ingredients like caffeine, B12, B6, cayenne peppers and the like which this is completely lacking.
I would go on to say that this may well be used as a supplement for another fat burner supplement, however, as already mentioned the while the preliminary evidence is positive for CLA’s effectiveness, it isn’t quite conclusive.