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    Anyone ever take CLA & had results?

    I was wonering if anyone has ever taken Conjugated Linoleic Acid
    (CLA) & had results from it? The best brand I heard was by Tonalin. Also I'm wondering if it has effects on anyone with thyroid dysfunction & synthroid medication. It apparently helps the body use fat for energy & also helps increase lean muslce mass. It is also listed as an anti-oxidant.

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    i took it................did nothing
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    Really? How long did you take it for? Results apparently only start happening after 4-5 weeks.

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    I constantly take CLA @ 6 grams/ED. I'm not very active and my diet is fairly clean and the combo of that, my green tea and some HIIT cardio keeps me close to 11% bf all year round...
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    i took it for 8 weeks
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    I took CLA for 4 months and it did nothing for me. I just stick to fish oil caps now.

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    Doesn't CLA just keep your fat cells from getting bigger or something like that.
    It doesn't help you loose weight right?

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    I heard it was supposed to promote fat loss by helping the body use fat for energy & it's also supposed to support lean muscle mass.

    Does anyone take Omega-3 caps? I'm currently taking Omega-6, but heard Omega-3 is much better for you. I'm only finding blends of all 3 Omega-3-6-9. I'm looking for just Omega 3 but can't find it.

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    Take this for what it's worth...

    Men's Health just reported some study that looked at various weight loss supplements. Only pyruvate and CLA worked. Dosages they used:

    CLA 3g/day x 12 weeks
    pyruvate 6g/day x weeks

    Also, I understand that pyruvate is really for people on a low carb diet (atkins) because it counteracts some effect that low carb has on your metabolism.

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    Thanks.

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    Originally posted by supertech
    Doesn't CLA just keep your fat cells from getting bigger or something like that.
    It doesn't help you loose weight right?
    CLA inhibits the action of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) which controls the flow of lipids across/into the cell membrane of adipocytes (fat cells)...

    if your diet isn't "on" don't expect much from CLA. it's only a fatty acid not a mirracle pill...
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    I just take barlenes flax oil..that has all the omegas and what not

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    As far as I know CLA helps shuttle food away from fat cells and towards muscles cells, thus increasing the ability to lose fat and preserve lean mass

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    That's all I know about as well. It helps the body use the fat for energy while promoting lean mass. But it takes at least 4 weeks to work. I just not sure if it would intertfear with my thyroid. The pharmacist said no but my family doctor doesn't believe in these things or any supplements just calcium, vitamin c & a multi vitamin.
    He doesn't even believe in Whey protein & has found studies proving creatine is bad for your kidneys in the long run believe it or not.

    I went through a supplement phase about 6yrs ago. I must have wasted over $1k on crap that didn't even do what it was supposed to do & I learned from that. I tried almost everything from the Andro/Nor-Andro stacks to Vanadyl Sulfate. They were all garbage. The only thing that helped me was a good whey protein & a good glutamine. The creatine made me look like sh!t with all the water retention & my doc told me it was bad for your kidneys. So all I buy now are Whey protein, flax seed oil, & omega 3 as well as my glucosamine, calcium, vitamin c & multi-vitamin. I'm still looking into CLA.

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    Johnny--- just a note about your doctor finding studies proving creatine is bad for your kidneys...

    There's a difference between "proof" and "evidence." People commonly misuse those 2 words.

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