CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acid. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is found naturally in meat and dairy products and has been linked to many different health benefits. CLA is known to reduce the risk of heart disease, fight inflammation and help with weight control. Conjugated linoleic acid has also been linked to antioxidant properties and is perhaps best known for its purported abilities to help fight cancer. The range of health promoting properties of CLA is large and has been supported by many scientific studies. It is especially recommended for those who do not get enough meat and dairy products in their diet. CLA has the potential to improve many aspects of your health, from insulin therapy for diabetics to weight loss and weight management, and for bodybuilders, CLA has even been shown to increase the rate at which muscle grows.