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    the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG (180 Softgels)

    • Form: Softgels

    • Strength: 1,000 MG

    • Serving Size: 1 SOFTGEL

    • Number Of Servings: 180 Servings

    • Price Per Serving:  ($0.17 / serving)

    • Product Weight: 11 OZ

    • Allergens: Dairy Free, Fish Free, Salt Free, Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free

    About this product

    What is Tonalin CLA?

    CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a naturally occurring fatty acid in dairy and red meat. CLA as a supplement helps to support lean muscle, and when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program, can support healthy weight management. CLA can also support reduction of body fat. Tonalin, which is derived from the oil of the safflower, is a natural source of CLA that helps support an increase in lean body mass and loss of body fat.


    Why Choose Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA?

    • Contains a proprietary blend of CLA from safflower seeds

    • Contains no stimulants

    • Does not contain any added yeast, artificial colors or flavors, citrus, dairy, fish, preservatives, salt, sugar, wheat

    • Contains 180 softgels per bottle


    Want a different size? Our Tonalin CLA 1,000 mg is also available in these other sizes:

    • Tonalin CLA 1,000 – 90 Softgels

    Product Label

      CLA may help to reduce body fat, and enhance lean mass, according to human clinical studies and laboratory testing. Tonalin, derived from the oil of the safflower, is a rich natural source of CLA.

    Directions
    As a dietary supplement, take one (1) softgel with each meal.

    Warning
    Contains Soy. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

  • Does not contain
    Citrus, Dairy, Artificial Colors or Flavors., Sugar, Added Yeast, Fish, Salt, Wheat, Preservatives

  • Brand Information
    At the Vitamin Shoppe we are committed to meeting the highest of standards within the dietary supplement industry. our house brand supplements are regularly tested and formulated with quality and integrity that exceeds customer expectations with everyday low prices.

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    Tonalin CLA Supplement Facts

    How do you read a supplement facts label?

    Supplement Facts

    Serving Size 1 SOFTGEL

    Servings Per Container 180

      Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
    Calories 10  0%
    Calories From Fat 10  0%
    Total Fat 1 Gm 0.02%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1 Gm 0%
    TONALIN PROPRIETARY BLEND - (FROM SAFFLOWER SEEDS) PROVIDING: CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID 740 MG - 820 MG 1000 Mg 0%

    *Daily value not established

    Other Ingredients:

    Gelatin, glycerin, purified water, caramel.

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    Tonalin CLA Reviews

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    the Vitamin ShoppeTonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels
     
    3.6

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • No side effects (13)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Weight loss (12)
    • Tastes good / tastes fine (10)
    • Satisfaction (9)

    Cons

    • Didn't work (7)
    • Not effective (4)

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (13)
    • Exercise and diet supplement (12)
    • Maintaining weight (9)
    • Weight loss (8)
    • Strength training (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Exercise regularly (17), Health conscious (14), Athletic (9), Exercise frequently (7), Overweight (4)
      • Gender:
      • Female (12), Male (8)
      • Where did you hear about this product?:
      • Other (5), Newsletter or blog (3)
      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
      • 3-5 supplements daily (10), 1-2 supplements daily (5)
      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
      • Quality (15), Price (9), Convenience (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Skeptical...let it prove itself

    After reading reviews, pros and cons, and doing my own research I tried Tonilan CLA. I found, in my research a common thread that those who didn't exericise or were generally not very...Read complete review

    After reading reviews, pros and cons, and doing my own research I tried Tonilan CLA. I found, in my research a common thread that those who didn't exericise or were generally not very active had the most negative reviews. Since this product is meant to increase the body's ability to metabolize and burn fat (it actually shrinks the fat cells keeping fat from expading them) it seemed logical that the more active person is the better result they would see. I was already working out daily; 30-45 min. of circuit training: cardio with 5 lb. weights. I noticed a definate impact within the first 3-5 days of using the CLA at the suggested dosage of three times per day with meals. I also started using Indole-3-Carbinol a few days later because I'm post menopausal and can become estrogen dominant causing that fatty settling around the lower stomach/hips/thighs area when y hormones shift (I only take the I3C once per day rather than the suggested twice). Once I added the I3C the results intensefied and continued to bring steady results as well as significantly reduce hot flashes. I then added, to my regular workout routine, a higher intensity cardio circuit training and was shocked at the rate the inches were coming off and even more, the definition in how my body was shaping; unlike my premenopausal state of being out or proportion (prior to menopause I wasn't overweight but neither was my torso shape defined as it is now, I was out of proportion; when menopause started, several years ago, I gained 2 sizes over the course of that time and now, in 2 1/2 months of regular cardio type exercise and using the CLA and I3C for a month of that time I am back in my size 4 and my clothes fit better than before, I'm porportioned better now).

    Was I having results prior to using CLA? Yes. Was the CLA benefit enhanced by the increase in cardio? Yes. Was I benefitting from CLA prior to adding I3C? Yes. The I3C isn't for everyone, it's for those who are estrogen dominant, mainly females and I found, personally, that using two per day, the recommended dose, was adjusting too much estrogen for me. It doesn't rid the body of excess estrogen, it just makes it metabolize differently so it's 1) not becoming harmful, cancerous and 2) not settling in those fat cells causing that out of proportaion stubborn belly/hip/thigh and butt fat...

    Bottm line: my experience with CLA is that it does work very well with proper diet and exercise; it's not a quick fix but it does work as an enhancement and tool for fat redistriution and muscle toning bringing better definition. I don't count calories; I simply eat a proper balance of carbs, potein and fat (reduced fat foods as often as possible); I also make a protein shake after working out using Plant Fusion, a vegan, plant based protein powder (it's different in taste so use a banana and a few strawberries with some ice in a blender to make it palatable). The only thing I changed when I started exercising was using reduced fat when possible and using Sprouted Grains flourless bread. Cutting out processed flours, excess fat and never ever using fake sweetners is key for balancing hormones. If I use sugar, which is rare, I use pure coconut palm sugar. I also use Extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil and/or cold pressed olive oil rather than other oils.

    One last thing: several reviews I read on the internet, by women, listed a con of this product causing issues with menstrual cycles. It is made of safflower seed oil which has historically been used as a natural way to treat amenorrhea (absence of menstruation). That wasn't an issue for me because of my age and menopause.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nothing Special

    This product did nothing for me. After taking it for one month, I did not notice any significant changes except black stool. So gross!! I will no longer be using this...Read complete review

    This product did nothing for me. After taking it for one month, I did not notice any significant changes except black stool. So gross!! I will no longer be using this supplement.

    >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-03-05
    Black stool is one of the more serious side effects that can come from use of CLA and you should have ceased use and contacted your doctor immediately.

    Reviewed by 39 customers

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    5.0

    CLA Works

    By Sarah

    from West Palm Beach

    About Me Athletic, Bodybuilder, Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious, Health Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Manage
    • Easy To Use
    • Helped Lose Weight
    • Tastes Fine

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bodybuilding
      • Daily Use
      • Exercise and Diet Supplement
      • Weight Loss

      Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

      I think the problem most people have is lack of knowledge on how CLA works. The people commenting that it doesn't work are the people expecting a miracle pill. The CLA will always work if done properly and you don't have any sensitivities to it. It doesn't work over night or even in 4 weeks. It's a supplement to help, not the answer to inconsistent exercise and eating habits.

      CLA does work.

      • Gender:
      • Female
      • Age:
      • 30-44
      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
      • 3-5 Supplements Daily
       
      4.0

      Great definition, not weight loss

      By Bob

      from Virginia

      About Me Athletic, Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • No Side Effects
      • Tastes Fine

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Exercise and Diet Supplement

        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

        I've been taking this for several years trying different brands. The research I did before starting was that this is good for maintaining lean muscle and definition, not for weight loss. When I initially started it took a few months to see results. My definition improved, I did not lose weight. When I stopped, I noticed my love handles came back and muscle cuts were lost. I take 5K mg a day, exercise 6 days a week.

        • Gender:
        • Male
        • Age:
        • 60+
        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
        • 3-5 Supplements Daily
        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
        • Price, Quality

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Started working, but it made me nauseous

        By Sarajo80

        from Federal Way WA

        About Me Exercise Frequently

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Helped Lose Weight
        • Tastes Fine

        Cons

        • Caused Side Effects

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Weight Loss

        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

        I used three pills per day with meals for two weeks, and by the end of the second week I was already seeing results! Unfortunately, I could not prevent the pill from making me nauseous. I thought I had the flu the first few days, then realized it might be the CLA. I tried different foods, taking it at different times of the day, but it did not make a difference. Once I quit taking it the nausea went away. Not worth being nauseous all day to me. But it was working, I will give it that.

        • Gender:
        • Female

        (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Skeptical...let it prove itself

        By Sandee, teacher and grandma

        from Cypress, TX

        About Me Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Manage
        • Easy To Use
        • Helped Lose Weight
        • No Side Effects
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bodybuilding
          • Exercise and Diet Supplement
          • Maintaining Weight
          • Weight Loss

          Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

          After reading reviews, pros and cons, and doing my own research I tried Tonilan CLA. I found, in my research a common thread that those who didn't exericise or were generally not very active had the most negative reviews. Since this product is meant to increase the body's ability to metabolize and burn fat (it actually shrinks the fat cells keeping fat from expading them) it seemed logical that the more active person is the better result they would see. I was already working out daily; 30-45 min. of circuit training: cardio with 5 lb. weights. I noticed a definate impact within the first 3-5 days of using the CLA at the suggested dosage of three times per day with meals. I also started using Indole-3-Carbinol a few days later because I'm post menopausal and can become estrogen dominant causing that fatty settling around the lower stomach/hips/thighs area when y hormones shift (I only take the I3C once per day rather than the suggested twice). Once I added the I3C the results intensefied and continued to bring steady results as well as significantly reduce hot flashes. I then added, to my regular workout routine, a higher intensity cardio circuit training and was shocked at the rate the inches were coming off and even more, the definition in how my body was shaping; unlike my premenopausal state of being out or proportion (prior to menopause I wasn't overweight but neither was my torso shape defined as it is now, I was out of proportion; when menopause started, several years ago, I gained 2 sizes over the course of that time and now, in 2 1/2 months of regular cardio type exercise and using the CLA and I3C for a month of that time I am back in my size 4 and my clothes fit better than before, I'm porportioned better now).

          Was I having results prior to using CLA? Yes. Was the CLA benefit enhanced by the increase in cardio? Yes. Was I benefitting from CLA prior to adding I3C? Yes. The I3C isn't for everyone, it's for those who are estrogen dominant, mainly females and I found, personally, that using two per day, the recommended dose, was adjusting too much estrogen for me. It doesn't rid the body of excess estrogen, it just makes it metabolize differently so it's 1) not becoming harmful, cancerous and 2) not settling in those fat cells causing that out of proportaion stubborn belly/hip/thigh and butt fat...

          Bottm line: my experience with CLA is that it does work very well with proper diet and exercise; it's not a quick fix but it does work as an enhancement and tool for fat redistriution and muscle toning bringing better definition. I don't count calories; I simply eat a proper balance of carbs, potein and fat (reduced fat foods as often as possible); I also make a protein shake after working out using Plant Fusion, a vegan, plant based protein powder (it's different in taste so use a banana and a few strawberries with some ice in a blender to make it palatable). The only thing I changed when I started exercising was using reduced fat when possible and using Sprouted Grains flourless bread. Cutting out processed flours, excess fat and never ever using fake sweetners is key for balancing hormones. If I use sugar, which is rare, I use pure coconut palm sugar. I also use Extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil and/or cold pressed olive oil rather than other oils.

          One last thing: several reviews I read on the internet, by women, listed a con of this product causing issues with menstrual cycles. It is made of safflower seed oil which has historically been used as a natural way to treat amenorrhea (absence of menstruation). That wasn't an issue for me because of my age and menopause.

          • Gender:
          • Female
          • Where did you hear about this product?:
          • Physician
          • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
          • 1-2 Supplements Daily
          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
          • Quality

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tonalin Cia!

          By John

          from New York

          About Me Athletic, Exercise Regularly

          Pros

          • Helped Lose Weight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

            So far I've been having good results. Everything as promised to be.

            • Gender:
            • Male
            • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
            • 3-5 Supplements Daily
            • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
            • Quality
             
            2.0

            Didn't see a difference

            By All Work

            from Independence, MO

            About Me Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious, Trying To Be Better

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • No Side Effects
            • Tastes Fine

            Cons

            • Didn't Work
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

            • Maintaining Weight

            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

            I used this product as directed, with a mostly healthy diet, and regular exercise, but did not see any results either good or bad. It may have helped me maintain my weight, but I was maintaining already so I don't really know. I didn't notice any bad side effects either.

            • Gender:
            • Female

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good brand for not to much money

            By fitness

            from chicago

            About Me Athletic, Bodybuilder, Exercise Frequently, Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious

            Pros

            • Easy to Manage
            • Easy To Use
            • No Side Effects
            • Tastes Fine

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bodybuilding
              • Daily Use
              • Exercise and Diet Supplement
              • Maintaining Weight

              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

              I was using for a long time (years) FAT BLOCKERS from other supplement store. I wanted to try a new one since your are supposed to rotate and I found this one on vitamin shop. Is very accurate , affordable and does the job. I exercise regularly(6 days a week). I would definitely buy this again.

              • Gender:
              • Female
              • Age:
              • 30-44
              • Where did you hear about this product?:
              • Other
              • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
              • 3-5 Supplements Daily
              • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
              • Price, Quality

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Constant Headaches!

              By Bella

              from New York, NY

              About Me Exercise Regularly

              Pros

              • Can Make U Lose Weight

              Cons

              • Headaches And Nausea
              • Severe Headachesnausea

              Best Uses

                Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                I'm giving this 2 stars bc someone told me they lost a lot of weight with it. Made me really sick though! The first 1000 mg I took (on a full stomach) gave me a painful headache and feeling of nausea that lasted until the following day!! I've never experienced such a thing with any other supplement I've taken over the years! I'm now taking another CLA brand and I get no headaches even with 2000 mg at a time!
                Even though it looks like both products contain the same ingredients, the other brand gave me no side effects. Bottom line, everyone reacts different to different brands so try different ones!

                • Gender:
                • Female

                (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Waste of money

                By kw21

                from CT

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Didn't Work
                  • Not Effective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                    Don't waste your money

                     
                    2.0

                    ehh! not really sold

                    By fat lady here

                    from williamsburg, va

                    About Me Exercise Frequently, Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • No Side Effects
                    • Tastes Fine

                    Cons

                    • Not sure if it works yet

                    Best Uses

                    • Maintaining Weight

                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                    I took the product daily and am still taking the product daily i take one tab 3 times a day and have yet to see a drastic weight loss. I have been on this for almost a month so i am hopeful for the results. I have gained weight but i also increased my workout so i dont feel i am gaining fat but feel more solid with muscle weight. my diet has not changed but my workouts have increased instead. will continue to use.

                    • Gender:
                    • Female
                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                    • Other
                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                    • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                    • Convenience, Price, Quality

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Acne Breakouts

                    By Missjacks

                    from Philadephia, PA

                    About Me Exercise Frequently, Health Conscious

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Caused Side Effects
                      • Didn't Work

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                        This didn't work in assisting in weight loss but I did notice that it helped somewhat with preventing weight gain. I used this for about a week until I noticed my face was breaking out in cystic acne HORRIBLY and my skin became really oily. After I stopped taking this I noticed my skin starting to get back to normal.

                        My skin is more important than needing to take a pill to assist in weight loss

                        • Gender:
                        • Female
                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                        • Newsletter or Blog
                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                        • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                        • Quality

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Overpriced

                        By BODYbyDJ

                        from VA BEACH

                        About Me Bodybuilder

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Helped Lose Weight

                        Cons

                        • Uneven Performance

                        Best Uses

                        • Exercise and Diet Supplement
                        • Maintaining Weight
                        • Weight Loss

                        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                        Use it with meals about 3 times per day.

                        • Gender:
                        • Male
                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                        • Price

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        No noticeble weight loss

                        By Wayne

                        from san diego

                        About Me Athletic, Exercise Frequently

                        Pros

                        • No Side Effects

                        Cons

                        • Didn't Work
                        • Not Effective

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                          I exercise 4 times a week for 1.5 hours at a gym doing both cardio, machines and free weights. I was trying to lose about 10 lbs to get myself from 170 to 160lbs. I kept my diet the same and my exercise regiment the same. I've taken this product for one month and have not lost any weight. I continued to fluctuate between 170 and 169 lbs the entire month.

                          • Gender:
                          • Male
                          • Where did you hear about this product?:
                          • Newsletter or Blog
                          • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                          • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                          • Price, Quality

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Tonalin Cla

                          By Comanchero 26

                          from Hickory NC

                          About Me Exercise Regularly

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Didn't Work

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                              Started using product 1 capsule with each meal as directed. NO RESULTS after 6 weeks. Started using 2 capsules with each meal. Still, NO RESULTS after additional 3 weeks. I'm not heavy @ 162 lbs, 5'9". I desire to reduce waistline from 34 to 32. I exercise regularly...even doing planks. Tonalin Cla has not help me at all.

                              • Gender:
                              • Male
                              • Where did you hear about this product?:
                              • Other
                              • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                              • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                              • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                              • Convenience, Price, Quality

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Did nothing for me

                              By JP

                              from Gamecock Country

                              About Me Athletic, Exercise Frequently, Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Didn't Work
                                • Not Effective

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                  Just finished a bottle and I can tell no difference. I Crossfit at least 5 times a week and eat healthy usually 6 days a week. I wouldn't buy again.

                                  • Gender:
                                  • Male
                                  • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                  • Other
                                  • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                  • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                                  • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                  • Quality
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Good

                                  By J S

                                  from Long Island, NY

                                  About Me Athletic, Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious

                                  Pros

                                  • No Side Effects
                                  • Weight Control

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Bodybuilding
                                    • Daily Use
                                    • Exercise and Diet Supplement
                                    • Maintaining Weight
                                    • Weight Loss

                                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                    It's hard to tell just how well these types of supplement really work, however.. after reading the so-called positives of CLA, I've been using these for a few years, take 1 after each meal and are happy with my results.. with zero side effects. I have recommended this product to friends.

                                    • Gender:
                                    • Male
                                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                    • Newsletter or Blog
                                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                    • 6+ Supplements Daily
                                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                    • Convenience, Price, Quality

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Tonalin

                                    By Ronnie

                                    from Los Angeles

                                    About Me Overweight

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Curbs Appetite
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Helped Lose Weight
                                    • No Side Effects
                                    • Tastes Fine

                                    Cons

                                    • Slow To Work

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Use
                                    • Exercise and Diet Supplement
                                    • Maintaining Weight
                                    • Weight Loss

                                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                    Working out and trying to get in shape. Using this product to help burn fat. I love that is product doesn't make me feel shakey.

                                    • Gender:
                                    • Female
                                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                    • Friend or Family Member
                                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                    • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                    • Convenience, Price, Quality

                                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    I good product

                                    By Msandova33

                                    from Miami

                                    About Me Athletic

                                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                    Exelent

                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Weight Gain

                                    By Alinares

                                    from Miami, FL

                                    About Me Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Didn't Work
                                      • Uneven Performance

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                        I tried this product for three weeks and I gained weight.

                                        • Gender:
                                        • Female
                                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                        • Other
                                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                        • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                        • Quality

                                        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        USED IT, ITS WORTH IT

                                        By sai

                                        from nyc

                                        About Me Exercise Regularly, Overweight, Work Out 5 Time A Wk

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Manage
                                        • Helped Lose Weight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Daily Use
                                          • Weight Loss

                                          Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                          I USED THIS FOR THE PAST 3MTHS ONE WITH EACH MEAL, AN I GOT GR8 RESULTS WITHOUT EXERCISE I LOST BODY FAT ITS BEEN ALMOST 3 MONTHS NOW THT I STARTED WORKING OUT AT THE GYM 5TIMES A WK AN I HAVE LOST MORE WEIGHT BUT IT DOES NOT COME THT EASY, I CHANGED MY EATING HABITS I EAT WISELY CUTTING PORTIONS AN CARBS AN I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY RESULTS AM NOT GONNA STOP USING THIS UNTIL I ACQUIRE THE WEIGHT AN FITNESS LEVEL I WANT.

                                          • Gender:
                                          • Female
                                          • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                          • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                                          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                          • Quality

                                          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Lost inches from my waist

                                          By DeeDoubleU

                                          from Columbia,SC

                                          About Me Exercise Regularly

                                          Pros

                                          • Curbs Appetite
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lost Inches
                                          • No Side Effects
                                          • Works Quickly

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Daily Use
                                            • Exercise and Diet Supplement
                                            • Weight Loss

                                            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                            Eat right and exercise......you'll see a difference. When I slacked off with doing right I started to regain what I lost. If you don't move your body you won't get results. At first I took 2 pills per day, then I upped my intake to 4 a day. 2 for breakfast then 2 at dinner time.

                                            • Gender:
                                            • Female
                                            • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                            • Friend or Family Member
                                            • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                            • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                                            • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                            • Convenience, Price, Quality

                                            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Really Works

                                            By Steve the Former Fat Kid

                                            from South Bend, IN

                                            About Me Athletic, Exercise Frequently, Health Conscious

                                            Pros

                                            • Helped Lose Weight
                                            • No Side Effects

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                                Someone mentioned taking 2 pills upon waking up, before going to bed and right before working out and it has done wonders for me that way. Just be careful, you'll go through the bottle quick.

                                                • Gender:
                                                • Male
                                                • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                                • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                                                • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                                • Quality

                                                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                It works for a 40+ year old woman!

                                                By Wrightn221

                                                from Waldorf

                                                About Me Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious, Overweight

                                                See all my reviews

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Helped Lose Weight
                                                • No Side Effects
                                                • Tastes Fine
                                                • Works Quickly

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Daily Use
                                                  • Exercise and Diet Supplement

                                                  Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                                  I said that I would do an update after week 6 and it definately works. This product has reduced the fat around my obliques a lot. I still have some stubborn fat in my middle section, but it'll go away if I continue to eat low carb, eat sugar every once in a while and work out 6 days a week as I have for years. It's doesn't control your appetite, so you'll need something for that. A Vitamin Shoppe guy told me he took these and a weight loss supplement, but first ask your doctor if it's ok. I never ask, because my I don't have any health issues that prevent me from taking them.

                                                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Tonalin CLA

                                                  By A Committed Vegetarian

                                                  from Raleigh, NC

                                                  About Me Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Helped Lose Weight
                                                  • No Side Effects
                                                  • Tastes Fine

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Daily Use
                                                    • Exercise and Diet Supplement
                                                    • Maintaining Weight

                                                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                                    Tonalin CLA has been very helpful in losing weight for last three months, and I will continue to take them until I will have reached and maintain the ideal weight. I exercise and maintain a vegetarian diet; however, I still have cravings for starches, sugars, and carbs. They are quite difficult for me to control at times. Regardless of the intake recommendation, I prefer to take one capsule in the morning and again one capsule in the afternoon. I of course take each with the meal.

                                                    (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    1.0

                                                    CLA SIDE EFFECTS

                                                    By raja

                                                    from syracuse, ny

                                                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                                    After only two days of taking this I have had SEVERE headaches.

                                                    Is this normal? I took 3 pills a day. The pain was so bad. HAs anyone else evperienced this? Is it normal?

                                                    Thanks

                                                    (16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    So far so good

                                                    By Wrightn221

                                                    from Waldorf

                                                    About Me Exercise Regularly, Health Conscious, Overweight

                                                    See all my reviews

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Works Quickly

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Daily Use
                                                      • Exercise and Diet Supplement

                                                      Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                                      I'll give it 5 stars for now, cause it seems to be working. The guy at the Vitamin Shoppe and a friend stated they've taken them and they do work and I take their word. Since the Vitamin Shoppe has a sale this month, I bought two bottles. Today is day 4 and my muscles feel tighter when I do weights, so I guess it's working. I've lost 20lbs thus far by eating low carb and exercising 6x a week, but I want to lose 14 more lbs that's in my middle section, obliques and a little in my thighs. Will do another update in 5 more weeks.

                                                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      It Works

                                                      By TCC

                                                      from Port Saint Lucie, FL

                                                      See all my reviews

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Use
                                                      • Helped Lose Weight
                                                      • No Side Effects
                                                      • Tastes Fine
                                                      • Works Quickly

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Daily Use
                                                        • Exercise and Diet Supplement
                                                        • Maintaining Weight

                                                        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                                        I have been using this product for about 3 weeks now and I have seen some great results. I am tiny as it is but always had some fat around my stomach that I could not get rid of. This has completely tighten me up and my clothes fit so much better. I recommended working out and with this product because it will really improve your results.

                                                        (4 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        3.0

                                                        Tonalin CLA and Carb Shredder

                                                        By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                                        from Undisclosed

                                                        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                                        Going to give it a try, will also be taking Carb shredder which contains chromium, white kidney bean extract, Korean ginseng extract, bee pollen, green tea extract, eleuthero extract and royal jelly. Also going to start taking CO Q 10. Wow, seems like a lot.

                                                        (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Tonalin is wonderful!

                                                        By Loyanda S

                                                        from Undisclosed

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Convenience
                                                        • price
                                                        • Quality
                                                        • Satisfaction
                                                        • value

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                                            I normally dont write reviews, but I felt I had to with this product, like everybody else this product will tighten you up, Ive only been using for 2 weeks, and already I feel tighter its a good addition to a steady workout routine. I actually have energy after the workout, sometimes I would be really sore but now I still get sore but I feel so much stronger. Love the product and will continue using

                                                            (29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            Impressive product

                                                            By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                                            from Undisclosed

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Convenience
                                                            • price
                                                            • Quality
                                                            • Satisfaction
                                                            • value

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Tonalin CLA 1,000 MG - 180 Softgels:

                                                                7 mo update: I am still impressed with the effects of this product. The only update I have is that you need to be mindful of the balance of your Omega 3's to your Omega 6's. Tonalin is rich in Omega 6's which can cause inflammation in the body if out of balance with Omega 3's. If I missed my Omega 3 dose, I had joint soreness the following day. Other than that - I am still sold on Tonalin.

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                                                                Why did you choose this?
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                                                                Great value
                                                                Carol F on Sep 25, 2016
                                                                Weight Management and Lean Muscle growth. Good choice for vegetarians.
                                                                Matthew V on Sep 15, 2016
                                                                I'm starting a very clean diet trying to lose weight, I am doing cardio daily and CLA vitamins was recommended by a guy I am getting tips from. Thanks
                                                                Adam R on Sep 19, 2016
                                                                Develops muscle
                                                                Mable Ann C on Sep 9, 2016
                                                                How long did it take to start seeing results when using CLA??
                                                                Valencia W on Feb 25, 2014
                                                                Best Answer: I use cla and other supplements as part of a gluten free diet, so all of these contribute to maintaining a healthy weight.
                                                                Reply · Report · Rosemary L on Feb 25, 2014
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                                                                Does this product cause full body hives located primarily around the neck if used for more than 2 weeks - this occurred to me. please let me know know?
                                                                melissa h on Apr 16, 2013
                                                                Best Answer: I've been using "Tonalin CLA" for more than 10 years. The product is great! It's been keeping my body fat under control. I've been very satisfying with the product. Again, it has been keeping my body lean all year long with no side effect for my body type....Best thing is check with your doctor prior to use it. You might be allergic to it!
                                                                Reply · Report · Lawrence W on Apr 16, 2013
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                                                                How big is the capsule or softgel?
                                                                Daisy N on Apr 12, 2015
                                                                Best Answer: I measured it to be an inch in length, about the same size of a vitamin E tablet. Because its a softgel they are very easy going down.
                                                                Reply · Report · DONNA G on Apr 13, 2015
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                                                                Has CLA been effective in fat reduction?
                                                                MBryan R on May 11, 2014
                                                                Best Answer: Yes! I stoped taking it for several months because I thought it did not work , but the weight started to piled up again.. I just started back up again and lost 3 pounds the first week!
                                                                Reply · Report · efthimios v on May 11, 2014
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                                                                I used to take this product years back without any issues. I recently started taking it again and now whenever I take it, my body rejects it and I throw up until the pill is out of my system. Was the formula changed recently?
                                                                Trey A on Dec 31, 2013
                                                                Best Answer: Formulation changes aside, more importantly, I suggest you listen to your body, if it's rejecting the product there is a reason. Getting rid of materials through the intake or output in a non-normal fashion usually indicates that the body needs to get rid of it ASAP. You may want to mention this to your primary care physician to make sure nothing else is going on internally that is interfering with your body's ability to handle the supplement. The question I would pose: Is it the supplement or a fortunate early warning?
                                                                Reply · Report · John S on Dec 31, 2013
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                                                                I was recommended taking this with meals in addition to Rasberry Ketones and Green Coffee Bean Extract. How much time should I allow between taking the pill and eating for optimal results?

                                                                Thanks!
                                                                caitlin d on May 24, 2013
                                                                Best Answer: I don't know about the raspberry but I'm taking this, green coffee bean extract, omega fish oils, and multi-vitamins and it's working well. I take them with water about 20-30 minutes before I eat. It gives your body time to absorb it and enter your blood stream. I hope this helps!
                                                                Reply · Report · Russell M on May 24, 2013
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                                                                I take 2 in the morning w/ a meal(fruit, oatmeal,etc), 2 before my workout(on a empty stomach) & 2 before I go to bed on a empty stomach... Is this a good idea?
                                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jun 7, 2013
                                                                Best Answer: I take one before each meal.as directed.
                                                                I have noticed a difference but it takes a few months.
                                                                Reply · Report · sharen S on Jun 10, 2013
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                                                                Can you take this supplement if you are a diabetic? I am a Type II Diabetic and am only taking oral meds twice a day and was just wondering.
                                                                Mary Ann J on Feb 4, 2013
                                                                Best Answer: not sure if you can. ask your doctor and if so thats great very good product.
                                                                Reply · Report · Robbie F on Feb 5, 2013
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                                                                what are other people experience using it?
                                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on May 5, 2014
                                                                Best Answer: it works for my knee pain in combo w hyaluronic acid. works like a medication to me. not sure how many years i will get out of it, but so far so good!
                                                                Reply · Report · natalie d on May 22, 2014
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                                                                Is this product soy free?
                                                                Michelle R on Sep 19, 2016
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                                                                I just want to know why this item takes 3-4 weeks to ship?
                                                                Shanice M on Feb 12, 2015
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                                                                I just bought CLA and am on birth control pills...will taking this supplement affect the effectiveness of my birth control?
                                                                Rachel S on Oct 27, 2014
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