Source:Br J Nutr, July 28, 2008; 100(1):112-9.
Research: This study involved 40 participants diagnosed with a birch pollen allergy (the most allergenic tree pollen effecting hay fever sufferers), who either received a 2-gram CLA capsule daily or a placebo for 12 weeks. The participants recorded their allergy symptoms and use of medications during the trial.
Results: The results revealed that the CLA group reported a better overall feeling of well-being with less sneezing during the allergy season. It was also determined that CLA has anti-inflammatory effects in allergic subjects. These results lead researchers to believe that CLA may be useful for those suffering with allergies and that more large-scale studies are warranted.