does the c9 t11 Conjugated Linoleic Acid really work? its a weight loss pill that was on cnn?
believe it or not,cla is naturally available in milk..i have friends who replace 2 meals daily with 250ml of lowfat chocolate milk mixed with a tsp full of oatmeal and ice cubes and yes,they lose a pound every 2 days!
Most likely you would find it at GNC or on the Web. I must caution you, however, that the stuff you find in supplements is an equal mixture of 2 isomers that have rather different properties. You may want a product that is mostly the cis-9, trans-11 CLA isomer, the primary form of CLA found naturally in beef and dairy products. The supplements are made from safflower oil.
From the Wikipedia article:
"Some studies of CLA in human diets show that it may reduce body fat, especially abdominal fat. A maximum reduction in body fat was achieved with a daily dose of 3.4g. However, some experts do not recommend taking CLA supplements. CLA supplements contain high levels of the t10,c12 CLA isomer, which has been linked to multiple side effects. Supplementation with this form of CLA has been shown to increase C-reactive protein levels, possibly to induce oxidative stress, to reduce insulin sensitivity, and to increase lipid peroxidation. In contrast, the cis-9, trans-11 CLA isomer, the primary form of CLA found naturally in beef and dairy products, has been shown to protect cells from oxidative damage by increasing glutathione levels without inducing lipid peroxidation. It is possible, however, that the observation of markers of increased lipid oxidation may indicate potentially desirable lipolytic effects. Further studies are necessary to establish the clinical significance of such observations."
On the other hand, the people who make this stuff say you want the 50-50 mix they have. Go figure.
Can a 13 year old struggling to lose weight take the pill Conjugated Linoleic Acid from GNC?
I wouldn't recommend it especially at that age. 13 year olds aren't fully developed so artificially fat burners wouldn't be safe. The best way to lose weight is lower calorie intake and increase exercise. Good luck! Hope I helped! Please mark as best answer if it is. Any other questions feel free to message me. Tyler(age 15)
Can a 13 year old struggling to lose weight take the pill Thermo Conjugated Linoleic Acid from GNC?
You probably shouldn't. A lot of diet pills mess with brain function and development, not to mention body function and development. If you want to lose weight, try joining a team sport. The social aspect of it will make the work seem fun, and you'll lose weight more easily. Good luck, kiddo.
What are the benefits of the supplement CLA Conjugated Linoleic Acid?
i have read that it especially reduces belly fat,and prevents breast and colon cancer. . i was surprised to read it is a trans fat,but due to the conjugalation of it, it is not harmful. cla is a varied form of the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid. it is found in the red meat of cattle that are fed natural grasses. it is found in eggs, poultry, safflower and corn oil. the anticancer properties have not been proven in humans, only mice.
What is Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), how does it work, and where is it found?
Conjugated linoleic acid has been shown in numerous studies to cause increased amounts of blood glucose to be directed more rapidly and efficiently to the muscle cells where it helps muscle-fibers broken down during weight training to rebuild and grow larger and stronger. It also increases the system metabolic rate, aiding in weight loss by decreasing the amount of glucose that goes into storage in the fat cells.
Soy is a good source of the isomers that that make up CLA. It contains 2.8% linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, which has many beneficial health effects.
Linoleic Acid is Omega 6. In the western world, people generally get TOO much of this and TOO little of Omega 3.
However, vegans don't have a problem with getting the right balance. It's found in soya, which is something most vegans consume a lot of. Conveniently, soya is great for protein too- protein is needed for cell growth, and as everyone knows, is good for gaining muscle mass. Therefore, combined with appropriate weight training, it is perfectly possible to gain muscle as a vegan.
''There are two essential fatty acids which must be supplied by the diet. These are linoleic acid and a-linolenic acid. Essential fatty acids are important for cell membrane function, cholesterol metabolism and the synthesis of various metabolites. Good sources of essential fatty acids are vegetable oils. It is important to have the correct balance between linoleic acid and a-linolenic acid. It has been suggested that vegans should use soyabean or rapeseed oils rather than sunflower or corn oils as these help give a better dietary balance''.
A lot of people don't get enough Omega 3 (Alpha Linolenic Acid). It's found in nuts, walnuts especially. I don't think it's a problem for a healthy balanced vegan diet though, most vegans consume nuts and seeds for a variety of nutrients, such as iron, protein, riboflavin & selenium.