Posted by personaltrainersscottsdale.com | Posted in Fitness, Health & Wellness | Posted on 26-06-2010
Tags: building muscle, burning fat, diet tips, supplements
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a trans-fatty acid that is naturally occurring in some meats and cheeses and happens to be a very potent fat burning supplement. On top of it’s fat burning capabilities, CLA also can assist in building muscle. While there has been a lot of research in the past showing the advantages of CLA supplementation over the long term, new research is even better. A new study out of Uppsala University (Sweden) concluded that people who supplemented with CLA for just four weeks significantly decreased the amount of abdominal fat compared to a group who didn’t use the supplement. What’s more is that the group that used the CLA and decreased their body fat levels wasn’t even exercising. Research shows that when you combine the benefits of this supplement with regular physical activity such as strength and cardiovascular training you amplify the amount of body fat that is metabolized (burned) Muscle building is also improved with weight training and CLA compared to weight training without the supplement.
The recommended dose needed to get results? 1-3 grams per day with breakfast, lunch, and dinner