CLA Core Review - Does This Weight-Loss Supplement Work? Are poor customer service and side effects deal breakers?PUBLISHED: 08/29/2015 | BY: SUMMER BANKS, SENIOR REVIEWER
There are people talking about CLA Core, so we delved deep into the ingredients, side effects, clinical studies and customer service. Furthermore, we concentrated on hundreds of consumer comments and reviews. We then scrutinized and summarized to give you the info you need.
What You Need to Know
First off, MusclePharm CLA Core is a weight-loss supplement consisting of conjugated linoleic acid, extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil. The recommended serving size is one to two capsules per day, which supposedly helps dieters lose more weight. The main benefit is portability.
The supplement, introduced by MusclePharm in 2008, does not use synthetic ingredients, a bonus. You can buy the product on the official website and through trusted retailers. We do like that there are some favorable customer comments and a money-back guarantee, but read on…
Poor Customer Service – Hello?
The first negative aspect of CLA Core service was an unwillingness to resolve concerns. “When dieters purchase supplements from a company, there’s a chance there will be questions,” said our Research Editor. “Customers expect exceptional care or they’ll spend their money elsewhere.”
“I ordered some products and did not receive them. I’ve contacted the company and they are refusing to assist me,” commented one user.
“Muscle Pharm failed on their claim to respond to their contact us form within the 24 hour claim. I have YET to receive a response from your company,” said a customer.
Scroll below for one of the best products we’ve seen in 2015.
FDA Judgments – A Concern?
On November of 2014, MusclePharm was involved in a lawsuit involving a supplement other than CLA Core. The premise of the complaint related to the amount of protein in a formula. This may not directly relate to this supplement, but it’s a concern because it measures the company’s honesty. The issue has yet to be resolved.
Side Effects – Having Reactions?
According to several consumer comments, CLA Core side effects are severe. “Started taking this with my vitamins and eating a well-balanced diet and after a week of use I notice that it got harder and harder for me to go to the bathroom,” reported a dieter.
“It started giving me a rash on my face so I couldn’t continue using it, unfortunately I was excited to use it as well, but I have to pass on it,” said a user.
“This made me break out in pimples like crazy!,” said a consumer.
Our research shows that if any part of a supplement is a concern, such as side effects, dieters may not experience long-term success. If CLA Core does in fact cause reactions, this is a problem.
Although the official CLA Core website states the supplement aids in weight-loss, we couldn’t find any published science supporting the claims. At DietSpotlight, locating research backing a product is critical. If a company can’t provide clinical studies, we move on.
The Bottom Line
After careful consideration of CLA Core, we’ve come to a conclusion. The positives include the money-back guarantee and the availability of the product, but we can’t recommend it because the formula is not linked to published clinical research. Plus, we have concerns about the “F” BBB rating and the pending lawsuit against the company.
If you’d like to slim your waistline, we suggest going with a product that both saves you money and gives you ingredients that are supported by published clinical studies.
Among the best supplements we’ve seen in 2015 is one called Leptigen. The four-ingredient proprietary blend has been shown in published scientific research to help enhance fat loss and increase metabolism. There’s no chatter about adverse side effects and reviews around the web show people are noticing excellent results.
The company behind Leptigen shows confidence in the supplement by providing a special trial offer, which is a good choice.