DIET & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
The ABC's of Sports Supplements
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is an unsaturated fatty acid primarily found in the milk and meat of cows, sheep and goats. CLA is produced in the animals' intestines.
CLA can be a potent antioxidant in the body for the battle against many types of cancers.
Getting Conjugated Linoleic Acid & Why It's Important
Our body does not naturally synthesize Conjugated Linoleic Acid, so it must be added to the diet and ingested to reap its rewards. Natural food sources for Conjugated Linoleic Acid include:
• Cheese and Milk Produced by Cows, Sheep, and Goats
When these foods are lacking in your diet or unavailable, Conjugated Linoleic Acid can be taken as a supplement.
Interestingly enough, cattle fed primarily on grass-only diets produce levels of CLA that are three to five times higher than those fed grain-based diets.
Depriving the body of Conjugated Linoleic Acid may result in increased rates of obesity. This is because the absence of CLA might play a role in increased appetite. There is some disagreement over this in the medical community.
When ingested as a sports supplement, Conjugated Linoleic Acid may help to:
• Aid in weight loss, with CLA acting as an appetite suppressant
• Increase the body's ability to burn more fat, and in turn increase muscle mass
• Reduce the incidence of high blood pressure
• Promote Exercise Recovery
* As always, FILTUR™ recommends that you check with your physician before trying any sports supplement. They will help decide how supplements can best serve you as you work towards your health and fitness goals.
How are Conjugated Linoleic Acid Supplements Sold?
Conjugated Linoleic Acid is sold either in powder or capsule form.
Only you can decide the "best" way to take supplements. Some people claim that capsules, or pills, don't always disintegrate properly once swallowed. Others have trouble swallowing pills at all.
Powdered supplements get mixed with liquid, so some people find this an easier way to digest them. If taken this way, be sure to stir thoroughly, and consume the full contents of the glass.
Whatever you choose, always follow storage instructions properly. Heat and moisture will affect any product.
How Much Conjugated Linoleic Acid is Right for Me/Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)?
The right amount of Conjugated Linoleic Acid varies based on one's age, sex and other relevant factors, most especially body weight and present health condition. Typically, for adults, dosage range from .5 gm to 3.4 gm/day.
Different distributors list different ratios of ingredients in their sports supplements. Read product labels carefully to fully understand your purchase.
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