Matrix CLA softgels is a fat loss supplement from Matrix Nutrition. The claim is that this product works by stimulating the human body’s natural process of lipolysis (the breakdown of lipids) and also reduces fat cell proliferation and inhibits the initial development of pre-fat cells. The key factors of this diet pill that are touted by the manufacturer include its ability to aid in fat loss, the digestive enzymes included in the formula and the fact that it is a non-stimulant.
CLA is the only active ingredient in Matrix CLA. Each softgel capsule contains 1,000 mg of CLA. Users are instructed to take three capsules per day. On the official product page, it is not specified at what time the pills should be taken or whether or not each serving should be taken independently, together, or whether or not this matters. The overall impression that is left is that users can take the pills anytime, before or after a workout.
That being said, users should take this product according to the directions listed on the label or as recommended by their doctor.
CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, is a group of chemicals found in the fatty acid linoleic acid. It is believed to work by naturally improving the body’s natural processes, which might help to lower body fat deposits and enhance immune function. Some research suggest that by taking CLA orally on a daily basis, may help to lower body fat in adults. It is also thought that this ingredient may decrease feelings of hunger.
That being said, research has also found that CLA does not seem to decrease body weight or body mass index (BMI) in most people. Furthermore, while it may help to reduce feelings of hunger, it is not clear if this results in a reduction in caloric intake. Taking it also doesn’t seem to prevent weight gain. Thus, when all is said and done, while some research has shown that CLA does appear to have potential in lowering fat in adults, further study is required to determine just how effective this ingredient is for weight loss and the benefit it actually provides.
Long story short: there is no guarantee that taking Matrix CLA will lead to fat loss or weight loss of any kind.
On the plus side, this product does not contain caffeine or any other stimulants, which means that users do not need to worry about the risk of adverse effects associated with these substances.
Prior to taking Matrix CLA softgels, it is recommended that you first consult with your healthcare provider.