CLA Thermo – also known CLA Thermogenic – is a nonprescription diet pill that is manufactured in the United Kingdom by USN. It is a part of that company’s weight control line of products. Many of those products, including this one, are based on conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). That substance is naturally sourced and can be found in many types of food such as some dairy products, beef, and turkey.
Though CLA has been studied in terms of its effectiveness as an ingredient in diet pills or as a supplement to assist in weight loss, the evidence to support its usefulness remains preliminary at this point. There is some data to indicate that it has some potential in this area, but that is far from conclusive.
That said, CLA Thermo includes other ingredients beyond just conjugated lenoleic acid. At the time of the writing of this review, the ingredients included CLA, green tea, cocoa extract, Rhodiolarosea, and yerba mate. This formula makes it clear that a great deal of this product’s effects are based on stimulants, which is not uncommon for thermogenic products. This is because stimulants can help to promote thermogenesis within the body. That is a process in which the body temperature is increased and the body uses more stored fat and calories from consumed foods as fuel in order to generate that heat.
Equally, though, stimulants can produce side effects in many dieters, particularly if they are strong enough. When considering the ingredients within this product, and the quantity of the stimulants used, the total caffeine that it contains is about 41 mg per serving. This is about half of the caffeine of a regular 8 ounce cup of coffee. Therefore, when taken at its minimum dose, many dieters will likely have a high enough tolerance level to avoid side effects. However, as the directions recommend between 1 and 3 of the CLA Thermo softgels per day, it means that there will be a considerable difference in daily caffeine intake depending on how many capsules are taken.
The official website does provide a warning to customers that there is a risk of side effects associated with the use of this product. It also recommends that this product be used only when 8 to 10 large glasses of water are consumed each day, and it lists a number of health conditions that could potentially conflict with the use of these pills.