Cattle that feed on natural forage and grasses have a higher amount of CLA than cattle that are finished on grain in feedlots. CLA has been shown to have health benefits as being anti-carcinogenic, can reduce body fat, is an anti-diabetic, and can help prevent heart disease.3A French study of 360 women showed results that women with a higher amount of CLA in their system the lower their incidence of breast cancer.3
Omega-3 fatty acids have in recent time received a large amount of popularity with the health benefits it can produce. Omega 3 is a potent anti-cancer agent and also reduces inflammation, lowers the risk of chronic heart disease, and arthritis.3Omega-3 is considered important for cognitive function. There are studies that suggest children that do not receive enough from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk of developing vision and nerve problems.2People with a diet rich in Omega-3 have a reduced chance of suffering from depression, attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.4
By promoting the healthy growth of these nutrients in our program we have a product with a higher level of CLA than conventional beef. The most common forms of CLA are rumenic and vaccenic acid. Rumenic acid is known for its anticancer properties while early indications are that vaccenic acid “may reduce triglycerides, LDL cholesterol (Bad Cholesterol), and total cholesterol in the bloodstream2.
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