Supplement Tip. CLA, Get The Most From Your Fat Burning Stack!
Posted Aug 30 2013 8:12am
CLA: Conjugated Linoleic Acid
- What it is Conjugated linoleic acid is a collective term used to describe one or more positional and geometric forms of the essential fatty acid linoleic acid. Linoleic acid may help your body increase muscle and decrease fat deposits.
- Natural Sources CLA is naturally present in cow’s milk and beef and other ruminant meats. Milkfat, in particular, is the richest natural dietary source of CLA in the cis-9, trans-11 (c9, t11) configuration. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is found in cold-pressed oils such as flaxseed, hempseed, grapeseed, sunflower, safflower, and olive oil. Other foods contain this omega-6 acid as well, such as dairy, beef, and chicken.
- How it works Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is an enzyme that breaks down fat you eat and stores it in your body. CLA hinders LPL, so your body stores less fat. CLA also helps destroy fat cells before your body stores them, and it helps turn fat into energy.
- How to consume Many people take up to six capsules a day to get the recommended 1000 mg.
- Which ingredients should one combine with for better results
Due to it’s fat burning properties, CLA may stack well with other fat-burning supplements such as L-Carnitine, and EFA’s.
- Positive Effects CLA has been studied for various effects on health including: effects on the immune system, cancer prevention, blood lipid and glucose levels, and body composition weight loss.
- Negative or side-effects It is natural, and the only side effect is an upset stomach for some people. Taking your CLA with food helps this.