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conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)

Hi y'all,
Just wondering if any of you has tried CLA yet ? Generally..
I was readoing about CLA on the internet but its hard to believe what i read unless i hear it from someone who has really been taking it. Studies seem to show that CLA does the following:
* Increases metabolic rate -- therefore good for weight loss and hypothyroidism ? and may enhance fat metabolism ? Therefore aid the liver in metabolising fat ?
* Decreases abdominal fat & Enhances muscle growth
* Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
* Lowers insulin resistance
* Enhances immune system
* Reduces food-induced allergic reactions

Please let me know, any experiences that any of you must have had..

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The human intestine produces CLA naturally from linoleic acid (omega 3).

Linoleic acid is available from fish, Flaxseed oil, walnut oil, pumpkin oil, hemp oil, ...

Grass Fed Beef, Unlike Grain Fed Beef, is a natural source of omega 3 fats
High in CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)
Full of beta carotene
Loaded with over 400% more of vitamins A and E

CLA is a naturally occurring fat found in animal and dairy fats such as beef and poultry that are not fed grains. As soon as you start to feed cattle grain they start to lose their ability to produce CLA. Animals that graze on pasture have from 300 to 400% more CLA than animals fattened on grain in a feedlot.

University of Wisconsin research showed that CLA intake will assist individuals who lose weight in preventing putting pounds back on.
CLA enriched beef will not enable you to lose weight without other diet measures and exercise.

The human intestine produces CLA naturally from linoleic acid. Recent studies have been conducted on attaining a higher CLA content in daily food intake because of possible health benefits such as weight loss.

Health Benefits of CLA

CLA is a fatty acid found in beef and dairy fats. Scientific interest in CLA was stimulated in 1988 when a University of Wisconsin researcher discovered its cancer-fighting properties in a study of rats fed fried hamburger. CLA cannot be produced by the human body, but it can be obtained through foods such as whole milk, butter, beef, and lamb.

"The interesting thing is that dairy cattle that graze produce higher amounts of CLA in their milk than those which receive conserved feed, such as grain, hay, and silage," says Agricultural Research dairy scientist Larry Satter. This is true even when the nongrazers eat pasture grass conserved as hay.

Satter, who is based at the Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, Wisconsin, conducted a study comparing the amount of CLA in milk from cows grazing on pasture to the amount from cows fed hay or silage.

His findings:

Pasture-grazed cows had 500% more CLA in their milk than those fed silage.

Larry Satter is at the USDA-ARS U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, 1950 Linden Lane, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706; phone (608) 264-5353, fax (608) 264-5147.

CLA may be one of the most potent cancer-fighting substances in our diet.

In animal studies, as little as one half of one percent CLA in the diet has reduced tumor burden by more than 50 percent.

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

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