What is Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: CLA rapid release softgels

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Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a dietary supplement consisting of a slightly altered form of omega-6 free fatty acids. CLA has been shown in several animal studies to reduce total body fat and increase lean body mass.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 4 2
Support weight loss 3 2
Heat intolerance 1 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 0
Weight loss 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Dosage Patients
1,000 mg daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Duration

Currently taking Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
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2 patient evaluations for Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Jul 14, 2010 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily

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Nov 20, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Omega 6 Supplement / Cut Fat)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: If you want to Cut Fat, take these before each meal. You'll be surprised.

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