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Has Anyone Tried Cla ( Conjugated Linoleic Acid)

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Im trying to lean up and loose some fat and was told about CLA. Has anyone used this? Is it worth it and are there any side effects? I know some of the tablets contain beef but you can get the powered stuff which is veg.


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It's supposed to be good stuff.

You are always going to find some critics giving negative reviews on everything BUT it is SAFE !

It helps with metabolism without messing with thyroid or adrenaline balances.

It doesn't have problems of stimulants.

But, you MUST get a good brand !

I find that manufacturers always jump in and try to give their own cheaper versions with short cuts in production costs.

CLA, is one of them that has been jumped at because it is safe and the makers can afford to take the risks of missing out a few things.

You should check the 'Tonalin CLA' site to get more info on reputable brands, but NATROL's Tonalin'' is a brand that i have heard is good but there are bound to be others out there.

Research and find out the %lpercentage contents of CLA in each product because this is where the problem is.

CLA works and has been proven, but trying to get a brand with high percentage content is what you need to check on !

Let us know How you get on ?

I have known a few people at the gym be successful with this.

They have also been talks about GARCINIA COMBOGIA and mixing the two together, but I don't know too much at the moment.

Most health product users find that a 'stack or a combination of a few ingredients mixed together is better than taking high doses of one single product alone.


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Thanks for the advice paaji.

I was looking at these


Myprotein are pretty decent, its just I was told the tablets contain beef so ill keep looking if they do. They also have the powdered version which is for vegans, but im not sure is as good.

Is this the Natrols Tonalin you mentioned?


The other thing I wanted to ask is you will not put the weight back on or anything if you stop using the cla?

My diet is ok, I have decent proiten and carbs everyday,I try to watch what I eat apart from one cheat day, will that cause any issues if i use cla?

Thanks again paaji

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I've just looked into and checked into the CLA market, and boy it has really got big !

The 'tonalin CLA' is like a brand in brand.

At one time because there were cheap eastern imports coming here that were no good, it was important to find the reputable maker.

Looking for the 'tonalin cla' as the active ingredient helped with this.

The Natrols brand above is good and the one you show above is the correct one i was referring to.

However, I notice that the makers have got quite advanced in the stuff and that you no longer need to look out for tonalin but the %contents....etc..

I'm not impressed with the ''myprotein'' version you show, because it seems they are one of those importing & re-package companies.

You see a lot of makers out there import all sorts of different stuff at low prices and just repackage with their own labels and bottles to sell at huge mark ups. They will buy the ingredients for something like $1/bottle and then re-package and re-label the contents, and sell for $40 !!!

I realize that you are trying to lean up as well because I thought it was just for fat loss.

In this case, I would say that the natrols brand is probably more of a woman's brand and not someone trying to build muscle.

What you need to start with, is about 4g(4000mg) of PURE CLA. (someone with 200ibs weight) and preferably a brand that says ''CLA from 2 isomers'' or something similar

so if a maker says 1000mg caps but then on the back it says 80% content-

-then you are really getting 800mg of CLA, so taking 5 caps(5 x 800mg=4000mg), will give you 4g/ day.

These MUST be spread out, so 2 in morning, 2 lunch, 2 evening, 1 night..etc..or even start 3 in morning, then 2 in pm and 2 at night.

The only problem I know is that it can increase your cholesterol. So if you already have high cholesterol, then don't take them or check with some cholesterol specialist.

Don't get scared, there is no more cholesterol than eating 2 samosas every day. So if you are young, then in the short term for 6-8 months is going to be fine as long as you work out and keep balanced diet.

((However, some reports claim that it can lower cholestrol, but this means the ''triglycerides'' in general. A little complicated to explain as cholestrol has a few components, but it is the natural GOOD cholestrol that it lowers.))

My only advice is that for us punjabis, we have real weak stomach/abs muscles. No surprise when you see all those bellies hanging out !

Even top punjabi athletes have to do that extra to keep the ''tedh'' down.

When trying to lean up, some people will find they get more hungry as well.

If this is the case and you find that gym workouts is making you want more than necessary, then it may be a good idea to take some 5HTP alongside.

See how you get on, and below I will list some brands that should be good.


the Allmax, Dymatize and Magnum are good choices.

I know it's Canadian, but the brands should be available in US and UK as well.

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Many thanks for indepth info there paaji, its much appreciated!

Good news is that mprotien cla has 800mg cla per 1000mg

Bad news is the tablets contain gelatine!!

In fact majority of these tablet are gelatine coated.

I did come across cla powder

http://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutrition/cla-powder/10575141.html which has more cla and no gelatine.

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If anyone wants health tips, I'm open to PM's, I will show you how to be fit both mentally and physically. I had a super toned stomach not long ago, and I know how to be free from prescription drugs.

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Take Amla juice daily in the morning empty stomach. It has laxative effect on your intestines and clears the colon. You will feel very light weight after having Amla juice, It also helps in controlling obesity as it is very good fat burner so helpful in loosing weight.

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