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Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Weight Loss Supplements
CLA Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Boosts Fat Metabolism and Lean Muscle Mass
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Does CLA Supplement Improve Fat Metabolism & Reduce Weight?

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
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CLA looks like an effective supplement for weight loss and the conversion of fat to lean muscle mass. In 2000, the American Chemical Society stated that CLA can assist weight loss and improve muscle/fat ratio.

How CLA Weight Loss Supplements Work

CLA reduces body fat is by enhancing insulin sensitivity so that fatty acids and glucose can pass through muscle cell membranes and away from fat tissue. This results in an improved muscle to fat ratio.

CLA Weight Loss Supplements - Body Fat Reduction

CLA has been shown to reduce body fat in people who are overweight.

A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, published in the December 2000 issue of the Journal of Nutrition found that CLA reduces fat and preserves muscle tissue. According to the research project manager, an average reduction of six pounds of body fat was found in the group that took CLA, compared to a placebo group.

The study found that approximately 3.4 grams of CLA per day is the level needed to obtain the beneficial effects of CLA on body fat.

Dr. Michael Pariza, who conducted research on CLA with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, reported in August 2000 to the American Chemical Society that "It doesn't make a big fat cell get little. What it rather does is keep a little fat cell from getting big."

Pariza's research did not find weight loss in his group of 71 overweight people, but what he did find was that when the dieters stopped dieting, and gained back weight, those taking CLA "were more likely to gain muscle and not fat.''

In a separate study conducted at Purdue University in Indiana, CLA was found to improve insulin levels in about two-thirds of diabetic patients, and moderately reduced the blood glucose level and triglyceride levels.

CLA Weight Loss Supplements - No Magic Bullet

If you're interested in taking CLA to help with weight loss, keep in mind that it's not a magic bullet, and you will need to start a program of diet and exercise in order to successfully lose weight and keep it off.

 

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