Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Conjugated Linoleic acid is a dietary supplement which can help patients with thyroid problems facing weight loss challenges. Conjugated linoleic acid, also known as CLA is reported to facilitate people in reducing body fat.
A randomized and blind fold study published back in 2000 in the December release of the “Journal of Nutrition” stated that Conjugated Linoleic Acid helps in safeguarding the muscle tissues and reduces body fat. The study further stated the effects of taking CLA, the research revealed an average 6 pounds weight loss in the people who took CLA as compared to the placebo group of people. The report suggested that nearly 3.4 grams of CLA taken per day is the required amount to achieve the positive and constructive effects on body fat.
In a combined research with University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Michael Pariza spoke in front of American Chemical Society conference held in 2000 stating "It doesn't make a big fat cell get little. What it rather does is keep a little fat cell from getting big." Although the research could not help all of the 71 people reduce weight but it did certainly helped people stop dieting, while the people using CLA were more likely to develop muscle rather than gaining fat.
In an independent research carried out at the Purdue University in Indiana, the scientists observed the effectiveness of CLA as it improved the insulin levels of diabetic patients and decreased the level of blood glucose in two third of the tested patients.