Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a Naturally occurring Fatty Acid found in meats, dairy, and some plants. CLA is known to help decrease body fat in a few ways. It may boost your basal metabolic rate so your body can convert food into energy more efficiently. It also blocks fat from being stored in your cells, and helps burn more fat. Multiple Clinical Studies have shown that CLA is effective in reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle.