SBSC Fit Tips: CLA & Fat Loss #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

 

CLA, also known as Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is an omega fatty acid, a “good” trans fatty acid, and one of the two essential fatty acids that help increase your body’s metabolic rate. Typically found in animal fats and dairy, but also consumed in supplement form.

Many take CLA as a stimulant free weight loss supplement. Taken to aid in fat loss while still building muscle. You may be asking yourself, how a fatty acid can possibly help reduce fat while increasing lean body mass? CLA reduces body fat by increasing your basal metabolic rate. Basically, it helps the body convert food more efficiently into energy.  Pariza, a source from the  American Chemical Society stated, “it keeps a little fat cell from getting bigger.” therefore, CLA doesn’t decrease your overall body weight, but can alter the body’s fat-to-muscle ratio. In one study, Pariza found that those who stopped dieting and did not take CLA eventually put weight back on in a typical manner – about 75 percent fat to 25 percent muscle. Participants who stopped dieting, but kept taking CLA, also gained weight, but at a 50-50 fat-to-muscle ratio. Another study in The Journal of Internal Medicine Research said that CLA reduced body fat in healthy exercising humans of normal body weight. Research in the International Journal of Obesity showed that CLA reduced abdominal fat in obese men, and Louisiana State University scientists showed up to an 88 percent reduction in the body fat of male mice who were fed CLA over a period of six weeks.

Many think they can just try to gulp down several glasses of whole milk each day. Unfortunately, you probably won’t be getting enough CLA. Changes in livestock feeding practices over the last 50 years have largely removed naturally occurring CLA from our diet. This is where supplementation comes in. CLA in supplement form is touted as the healthiest way to get CLA because they are manufactured to contain a specific balance of biologically active CLA isomers, or chemical compounds.

During contest prep, I personally take 1000mg of CLA 3 times a day. I only take Saturn Supplement’s Pharma Grade Maximum Potency CLA. It is the best quality on the market, using Safflower oil vs sunflower oil. Safflower oil provides a better quality CLA. I have personally tried several brands on the market and hands down Saturn has one of the purest forms and I get results!!! Be sure when you check them out to use their 25% off code (25YEARS) to save on your total order!!!

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References:
1. Henrietta Blankson et al. Conjugated linoleic acid reduces body fat mass in overweight and obese humans. J. Nutr. 2000; 130:2943-2948
2. Atkinson R. L. Conjugated linoleic acid for altering body composition and treating obesity. Advances in Conjugated Linoleic Acid Research (AOCS Press, Champaign, IL). 1999; 1:328-353
3. Pariza M., Park Y., Cook M., Albright K., Liu W. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduces body fat. FASEB J. 1996; 10:A3227(abs.)
4. Vessby B., Smedman A. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduces the body fat content in humans. Chem. Phys. Lipids. 1999; 101:AT2./01abs.
5. Farreira M., Kreider R., Wilson M., Effects of CLA supplementation during resistance training on body composition and strength. J. Strength Conditioning Res. 1998; 33:521-7

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