TLS Tonalin CLA

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Weight loss isn’t magic, it’s science! According to the product information about TLS Tonalin CLA this weight loss supplement is scientifically proven to help you lose weight and to keep it off permanently. It is designed to be used in combination with a weight loss system called the Transition Lifestyle System (the TLS of the name) but is also available to general customers.

We take an in depth look at TLS Tonalin CLA to find out more about this supplement.

TLS Tonalin CLA Pros

  • There is evidence that CLA may help you lose fat
  • Comes with some positive customer feedback
  • Should not cause many side effects

TLS Tonalin CLA Cons

  • TLS Tonalin CLA is very expensive for a CLA supplement
  • CLA is not proven to help weight loss
  • Some negative feedback reports weight gain and stomach ache
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TLS Tonalin CLA Review

TLS Tonalin CLA Facts

  • TLS Tonalin CLA is a Market America supplement and is made in the USA.
  • Tonalin is a patented CLA brand that is the principle ingredient of many other CLA supplements on the market.
  • Each bottle on TLS Tonalin CLA contains 120 capsules or one month’s supply.

TLS Tonalin CLA is a weight loss supplement that is designed to be used in combination with a trade marked diet plan called the Transitions Lifestyle System – the TLS of the product’s name.

The Transitions Lifestyle System is an online weight loss program that is available via subscription. It promises to offer a healthy eating plan, tips and personalised online support to help you through your weight loss journey.

To accompany the TLS diet plan there is range of supplements designed to be used in combination with the system. However, the TLS range of supplements is also available to people who have not subscribed to the program.

TLS Tonalin CLA is a weight loss supplement that contains predominantly Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) a collective name for the group of chemicals composed of unsaturated omega 6 fatty acids. CLA is present in dairy products, beef, eggs and natural vegetable oils. Tonalin is a trademarked CLA brand that is available only to the supplements industry.

CLA supplements are often taken by bodybuilders with the aim of converting fatty tissue into muscle. There is evidence that it may break down fatty tissue so whether you want to get a six-pack or you are looking to shed some post menopausal midriff fat, CLA looks like it may fit the bill.

TLS Tonalin CLA contains just two ingredients; patented brand Tonalin that according to the product information is derived from safflower oil, and Chromax, a branded chromium supplement.

Chromium is a trace mineral that may help support insulin levels. Because it appears to regulate blood sugar levels it may help prevent against sugar cravings so might be effective for weight loss. Chromium supplements are being investigated as a treatment for diabetes.

According to the product information, this supplement is designed to be used as part of the Transitions Lifestyle System.

Confusingly Tonalin is not the name of this supplement. It is the name of the branded ingredient contained in this supplement.

The Tonalin brand shows up in many other CLA supplement brands including Blue Bonnet CLA, Nature’s Bounty CLA, Natrol CLA and more. It is only available to the supplements industry. You cannot buy Tonalin over the counter yourself even though many of these supplements only contain Tonalin with no other ingredients.

TLS is a weight loss company based in Greensboro NC that operates a custom diet plan that is available by subscription.

It is owned by a parent company called Market America that operates numerous trademarked weight loss businesses including Ultimate Aloe and Complete Greens. Market America is the manufacturer of all associated supplements. You can buy all the various supplements via the Market America shop.

Many of the TLS supplements contain branded ingredients that we see in many other supplements.

TLS Green Coffee Bean extract contains branded formula Svetol.

TLS Thermochrome is a fat burner, which contains Advantra Z. We have covered numerous Advantra z supplements before including Saba Trim Pro and Thermo heat.

We have not covered TLS Supplements before.

How to Take TLS Tonalin CLA

Take 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 with lunch. Drink plenty of water while using.

TLS Tonalin CLA Concerns:

  • The price is expensive. TLS Tonalin CLA costs twice as much as other Tonalin supplements on the market.
  • The TLS diet plan may be nothing more than a gimmick to justify high price supplements. There is very little information about this plan.
  • CLA is touted for fat loss but independent scientific opinion is that it requires further clinical testing and proof.

What Does TLS Tonalin CLA Claim To Do?

According to the TLS Tonalin CLA product information:

Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA, has been shown in studies to help reduce body fat and maintain lean muscle tissue. CLA – a combination of fatty acids extracted from pure safflower oil – has been shown in studies to decrease body fat mass.

It will help you:

If you’re looking to reduce overall body fat – including that stubborn belly fat – and preserve lean muscle,

Other CLA supplements may include lesser forms and amounts of conjugated Linoleic acid, but TLS Tonalin CLA uses the best of this ingredient in its clinically-studied quantity.

Sounds good but there are no links to this clinical evidence. In addition, there is nothing that special about TLS Tonalin CLA.

Tonalin is available in numerous other supplements across the USA so you could buy pretty much the same product elsewhere very easily.

So What Is TLS Tonalin CLA and What Are The Ingredients?

TLS Tonalin CLA is a weight loss product that has put together two branded supplements.

Serving size is equal to two capsules.

  • Chromax (60mcg): This is a branded Chromium Picolinate supplement made by a US company Nutrition 21.
    Chromium is a trace mineral. The body requires very little but it is necessary for processing glucose and for maintaining insulin function – it increases the sensitivity of the insulin receptor. It has been investigated as a treatment for diabetes and some studies suggest it may assist weight loss and muscle mass. However, Chromium Picolinate is controversial as a supplement. Some evidence suggests it does not help weight loss in otherwise healthy people despite its possible efficacy in treating diabetes. It requires further clinical investigation.
    Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15296075
  • Tonalin (1750mg): According to the Tonalin advertising, CLA (and Tonalin) is clinically proven, safe and effective and in general, CLA is a popular supplement ingredient because it is supposed to burn fat without stimulants. However, independent research is not so conclusive. Some research suggests that although CLA is an effective supplement for reducing fat mass in animals, results in humans have been inconsistent. One systemised analysis of the many clinical trials carried out on CLA found that there were flaws in many of the testing research methods. In some tests, although CLA did appear to reveal a small significant difference in human fat loss the conclusion was that the effects were small, and the clinical relevance uncertain. Scientific opinion is that more research is necessary in order to prove the claims one way or another.
    Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21990002

So What Does All This Mean?

Although there is a lot of money behind Tonalin and it is touted as a sure fire ingredient for weight loss, this does not necessarily mean that it will work in the way as described. That said, it all depends on who you believe. Some scientific opinion is that it might decrease body fat in some people although it does not appear to reduce weight or change the BMI index.

In addition, some evidence suggests that chromium may lower cholesterol levels.

The problem with both these ingredients is that they are unproven. They may work. They may not. Both require further testing to prove it one way or another.

Does TLS Tonalin CLA Have Any Side Effects?

Potential side effects may include:

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness

There is a product warning on the label.

Caution:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use this product. Do not exceed recommended serving size. If you are currently using Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs), you should not use this product. If you have high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, hyperthyroidism (Graves disease) or liver disease you should not use this product. If you are using any prescription drugs or have an ongoing medical condition, you should consult your healthcare provider before using this product.

Any TLS Tonalin CLA Reviews From Customers?

There is some independent customer feedback for TLS Tonalin CLA Opinion seems pretty well divided down the middle.

Some customers have felt that this supplement works.

I definitely see a change in my muscle tone and my stomach fat. I love it because I can see results.

And:

Great product for getting rid of belly fat

Not everyone is pleased. Some customers have not noticed any difference.

Does not work!

Some people have mentioned that they have put weight on:

Used it as accordingly and didn’t lose fat but gained it. I eat healthy & exercise a few times a week

One customer experienced side effects:

Gave me stomach aches daily

This can be a side effect of CLA supplements.

Some customers are positive but have doubts.

Works great while you take it, but has created a “yo-yo” when I stopped.

And:

It’s a great product but it works better if you’re in the weight loss program.

Supplements always work better if you combine them with a diet and exercise program.

So Does TLS Tonalin CLA Work?

TLS Tonalin CLA may work for some people. Bodybuilders have taken CLA for years and many people report that this compound does reduce fat and improve muscle tone. It seems to help the body convert food into energy efficiently and may alter the body’s fat to muscle ratio. If you combine it with exercise and diet it may help you lose fatty areas, although it does not appear to help weight loss.

Tonalin is one of the better known CLA supplements on the market and has undergone testing for safety and effectiveness.

However, it is important to note that not all scientific opinion is positive about CLA supplements. Research is still in the early days and despite the hype, it does require further evidence and understanding about how it actually works.

Where Can I Buy TLS Tonalin CLA?

You cannot buy TLS Tonalin CLA in the shops or stores. It is only available online but it is available from a number of outlets.

You can buy TLS Tonalin CLA direct from the TLS website.

1 bottle of 120 capsules (30 days supply) costs $44.00 with free shipping to US and Canada.

TLS Tonalin CLA is also available from the Market America website for the same price.

1 bottle of 120 capsules (30 days supply) costs $44.00. You can qualify for a 5% reduction if you sign up for Autoship – a programme where the company will send you fresh supplies each month and bill you automatically.

We do not advise that you tick this option because in general auto billing can be difficult to cancel.

You can also buy TLS Tonalin CLA via Amazon USA.

1 x bottle of 120 capsules (30 days supply) costs $43.00 and includes free US shipping.

TLS Tonalin CLA does not seem to be available to customers outside the USA and Canada.

What About A Guarantee

TLS Tonalin CLA does not come with a money-back guarantee.

Watchdog Verdict

TLS Tonalin CLA looks to be a reasonably good supplement. It contains Tonalin, a good quality CLA brand, with some added Chromax and some customers have left positive feedback for this supplement.

Although CLA may not be the miracle ingredient it is claimed, there is evidence that it may help decrease body fat. Many people feel that it helps fat loss. If you exercise and make changes to diet, you may find that it does work as described. That said it probably will not work if you do have a lot of fat to lose.

However, there is nothing that special about TLS Tonalin CLA. The possible benefits come from Tonalin, the principle ingredient, and this is contained in numerous other supplements, which are easily available to buy, and for much less cost.

At $44 we feel this supplement is overpriced so does not offer the customer very good value. Most Tonalin supplements retail for less than $20.00 and it is hard to see why TLS Tonalin CLA justifies costing twice as much as others on the market.

Our opinion is that if you did want to try Tonalin (or CLA generally) you could find better deals elsewhere. This means that although we think this supplement looks reasonably good, we would never advise anyone to part with their hard-earned cash to buy it. It is an easy decision. We reject TLS Tonalin CLA.

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