Tonalin CLA Receives GRAS Status

Oct. 10, 2008

Tonalin CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). has achieved FDA GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status. It can be safely used in an expanded range of functional foods and beverages, including: milk and flavored milk products; yogurt products; fruit juice products; soy milk beverages; coffee creamers; chocolate; and meal replacement beverages and bars. Tonalin CLA is a naturally sourced, non-stimulant ingredient clinically proven to safely reduce body fat and improve body composition. Potential for the success of Tonalin in food products was also demonstrated in recent research on its effects in a skimmed milk product. Results of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial showed a significant reduction of body fat mass in overweight subjects. Tonalin helps consumers reduce body fat up to 9 percent, prevent fat regain and improve the ratio of lean body mass to body fat. It works by decreasing the amount of fat stored after eating, increasing the rate of fat breakdown and metabolism and decreasing the total number of fat cells. Tonalin CLA is available in several product forms – oil, water-dispersible powder and emulsions – which offer food manufactures a broad range of options and easy processing for their new products. Naturally sourced from safflowers, a sustainable and renewable raw material, Tonalin CLA is not labeled as a trans fat.
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