February 9, 2016

Conjugated Linoleic Acid

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How does Conjugated Linoleic Acid work?

Conjugated linoleic acid might help reduce body fat deposits and improve immune function.

Are there safety concerns?

Conjugated linoleic acid is safe when used in amounts found in foods and seems safe for use in medicinal amounts. It might cause side effects such as stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, and fatigue.

Do not use medicinal amounts of conjugated linoleic acid if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have diabetes. There are concerns that taking conjugated linoleic acid can worsen diabetes.
  • You have a condition called metabolic syndrome. There are concerns that taking conjugated linoleic acid can increase the risk of getting diabetes.

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