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Best CLA


#1

Hey all.I heard a lot about CLA.Anyone here uses it?Also,which is the best kinda to buy? Thanks.


#2

To poorly quote the lonman; CLA has been shown to be highly effective in rats.


#3

I tried it-IMO expensive and worthless.


#4

Don't be too quick to dismiss it.

The cis-10 trans-12 isomer appears to be really effective as an anti-inflammatory.


#5

But not as a fat liberator like was previously thought?


#6

To quote my friend who is a supplement "expert":

"You take and your body won't absorb any fat, you just poop it all out."

Ummm...yeah.....ok....


#7

pubmed search 'cis-10 trans-12' comes up with nothing.


#8

And here we have insight into the new supp you're working on??????


#9

So I guess not.I was just wondering because I've been taking 8-10 grams of CLA for about a week now,and been drinking lot of organic milk ,lol,and I've been getting better muscle tone and have lost some bf.Thanks for your opinions guys.


#10

Good to hear the combo did something for ya.

Have you tried it without adding anything extra to your diet?


#11

How funny....
After seeing Dr. LL present at the Staley conference I've been going through the archives to read his old articles and I'm on #3 which was about CLA....
Ironic huh?


#12

Do a Google search. There is plenty.

And please keep posting without EVER changing your avatar......


#13

There is an article in the November 05 issue of Muscle & Fitness (page 234) on what they call the "Stack of the month". The stack includes CLA, GLA, and Omega 3's (all are healthy fats).

The article recommends taking 1-3 grams of each fat 2-3 times a day with food. The article also mentions that you must take CLA consistently for several months to experience it's benefits. Each of the 3 fats can be taken seperately on it's own, or in a product called "alphalean", made by PPN which includes all 3. It retails for about $50. GNC also sells it's own version of it called Sensor, or Censor, goes for about the same price.

I personally have not taken any, but I have read the research on it, and I am thinking of buying the a 2-3 month supply of CLA. I searched the T-Nation site and found a few prior articles on CLA, but those were back in 2001.

If anyone has had positive or negative results, I would love to hear about it before I spend my money. Also, if you could include the brand you took/are taking, and how much you are taking, it would also help.

I have checked a few web sites to find the best prices on CLA, GLA and the Omega 3's.


#14

I know the best one -

Its coming out on this site in less than 8 weeks. Its gonna be a CLA and EFA mix. Might as well wait for it since its gonna blow the doors off any crap you would get at the stores.

Your welcome


#15

Yup.


#16

thanks

and

only if i find a better one


#17

I remember reading LL's stuff on CLA -- as I recall he said there were two isomers that had differing effects, one that helped one to gain muscle and one that helped one to lose fat.

TC - Is Biotest working on a supp that isolates an isomer?


#18

Most of the manufactures use Tonalin CLA which the one recommended in the 2001 article. Just look for the cheapest supplier that uses this brand.