Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Also indexed as:CLA, Linoleic Acid (Conjugated)
How to Use It
Most studies in humans have used 1.8 to 6 grams per day of CLA.
Where to Find It
CLA is found mainly in dairy products and also in beef and poultry, eggs, and corn oil. Bacteria that live in the intestine of humans can produce CLA from linoleic acid, but supplementation of a rich source of linoleic acid did not produce increases in blood levels of CLA in one human study.33 CLA is available as a supplement.
No deficiencies of CLA are reported or believed to occur, since it is not an essential nutrient.
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