Feb 13, 2011 8:37 AM GMT
Apparently CLA is supposed to help with burning fat. What is it and have you tried it? Does it work for you? What is CLA supposed to do? Thanks for any feedback!
FirstKnight saidThe following is taken from The Health Professionals Guide to Dietary Supplements..Talbot and Hughes.There are a handful of small studies that have shown that sedentary moderately overweight subjects consuming 3.2 -6.8 g/day of CLA for 4-12 weeks show a statistically significant loss of body fat and an increase in lean body mass, whereas body weight may or may not be reduced. Another study found that resistance trained athletes supplementing with 6 g/day of CLA for 28 days derive no significant benefits in terms of body weight, fat mass, or fat-free mass
The Guide gave 4 stars for fat loss in moderately overweight adults and no stars for fat loss in trained athletes.
Conjugated linoleic acid is found primarly in meat and dairy products. Linolenic acid is found in vegetable oils. The form found in supplements is manufactured from vegetable oils, such as sunflower oil.
Linoleic acid is an omega 6 fatty acid meaning it is unsaturated. CLA is an isomer of linolenic acid. For any nerds that might be curious the rearrangement is a double bond ocurring at carbons 10 and 12 or carbons 9 and 11
Mrnomoreswag said I take it at might with my Casein. I think its effective. Over muscle definition is better. and I look leaner.
I take my flaxseed and other stuff during the day.