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What is CLA?

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Hi All,

I am increasingly getting asked about supplements, what they do, if they are effective, and 101 other questions.  So I thought that over the next few weeks I will have a look at some of the most common ones I get asked about.

This week I am going to start with CLA or conjugated linoleic acid to give it, its full name.  CLA is an unsaturated fatty acid that is found in meat, full fat milk and cheese.  This supplement is marketed as an aid to releasing fat from the fat cells (by stimulating the hormone lipase) or blocking the fat being stored in the adipose tissue (fat cells).  It is believed that it is more likely to be a fat storage blocker by stopping fat cells filling up.

It is important to note that this would mean that it would not be an effective way to lose body fat, but wold rather prevent an increase in the amount of body fat an individual has.  It is recommended that CLA is taken in quantities of between 2-5g per day split over 3 doses.

There has also been a small amount of evidence that supplementation with CLA can help to increase strength when taken while taking part in a well structured resistance training program.

If you have any questions do post below!