Conjugated Linolenic Acid (CLA) is essential for the diet, as humans are not able to produce CLA and must obtain it from outside sources. This is a very beneficial source for vegetarians and vegans since it is not often in foods regularly consumed. CLA helps to inhibit fat storage by enhancing the ability of cell membranes (other than fat cells) to open and allow the absorption of fats and other nutrients. CLA also promotes the growth of muscles by letting nutrients into active muscle cells and may assist with people battling blood sugar imbalances, as well. This is an ideal source of CLA that is free of gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, yeast, sugar, sodium, artificial flavors, sweeteners, preservatives and colors. It is a minimally processed product from a natural source in an easily absorbed softgel capsule.