Supplement News: CLA

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CLA which stands for Conjugated Linoleic Acid is a slightly altered form of linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fatty acid important to human health, found mostly in animal food sources. It is important to know more about it since a recent study in the US said that CLA deficiency could be one of many reasons for obesity in Americans.

The Role of CLA

Research has found that CLA supplements are responsible for fortifying the immune system, protect against cancer and heart disease and it may help build muscle and promote fat loss. It has been discovered recently to help promote healthy glucose levels and insulin metabolism. CLA regulates lipid levels and protects us from free radicals (antioxidant).

 

Sources of CLA

Natural food sources rich in CLA include:

  • Beef –up to 0.9g/100g
  • Milk and dairy products 0.7% of all milk fat
  • Lamb
  • Goat

Grass fed animal products can contain up to 5 times more CLA than non grass fed ones.

Role of CLA in Fitness and Bodybuilding

According to a study approximately 3.4 grams of CLA per day shows extremely beneficial effects of CLA on body fat. Dr. Michael Pariza, who conducted research on CLA with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, concluded that it stops small fat cells from growing and helps keep fat tissue at bay.

There are studies that confirm implication of CLA for training. The combination of CLA and weight training can be very beneficial for everyone. A trial conducted on novices proved that ingesting 7g of CLA daily, improved strength and muscle mass compared to the group taking placebo.

Assumptions were made that CLA improves anabolic processes but it has to be investigated further.

Another study has shown that CLA supplementation reduced body fat by as much as 9% and simultaneously increase lean muscle mass by around 2%.

 

Conclusion

Having reviewed the properties of CLA and the positive research outcomes it is reasonable to assume that CLA supplementation can be of use to most of us. Whether you are looking to keep fit, build muscles or lose fat, CLA is the ‘go to’ supplement. Eating a balanced diet with plenty of variety will guarantee you are getting essential nutrients and you may also want to consider taking CLA in the form of a supplement. 4 grams and above is the recommended dose per day. Most supplements com in the form of capsules that already contain some oil to help your body absorb the CLA. Most users confirm that CLA combined with a healthy lifestyle does give good results and most reviews sit at 9.5 out of 10 stars.

 

*WARNING: CLA is water soluble so it should be taken with foods that contain fat.

Stimulant Free Weightloss Stack: CLA & L-Carnitine

For many years our customers have asked, “what can I take with Lipo-6 to lose weight faster?”, and for years we’ve suggested CLA and L-Carnitine.  This made it only natural for us to develop our own products to offer alongside our award winning fat burners.

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is primarily derived from meat and dairy sources and can help reduce body fat deposits and improve immune function. With the reduced number of grass fed cattle these days many Americans are now deficient in CLA. Supplementing with CLA can have a significant impact on how your body utilizes and stores fat.

CLA has also been shown to help:

– Increase metabolic rate
– Increase muscle growth (further enhancing metabolic rate)
– Decrease insulin resistance helping to prevent adult-onset diabetes
– Enhance the immune system
– Decrease food-induced allergic reactions
– Is a potent anti-oxidant
– Is a potent anti-cancer agent and anti-tumor

L-Carnitine is synthesized in the body from the amino acids Lysine and Methionine. Supplementing with L-Carnitine assists your body in converting fat to energy. It does this by tapping into your body’s fat supply to transport fatty acids to the cells mitochondria which is then oxidized and produces energy.

L-Carnitine has also been shown to help:

– Reduce fatigue
– Suppress appetite
– Aid in adding muscle mass as it increases strength
– Enhance brain function

When combined with a powerful thermogenic like Lipo-6, CLA and L-Carnitine provide the perfect tools to help quicken your progress alongside a clean diet and exercise.

Source: Nutrex.com