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Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Why are Americans so fat?

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) has been shown to reduce body fat in animals and
humans. CLA inhibits fat storage by enhancing the ability of cell membranes (other than fat cells) to open up and allow the absorption of fats and other nutrients. CLA promotes the growth of muscles by letting nutrients into active muscle cells. That's why CLA has become such a popular supplement among body builders.

The fat reducing mechanism of CLA involves the rejuvenation of cell membranes in the muscles and connective tissues to allow fats to enter freely in order to generate energy and growth. This effect of CLA on cell membrane function is an enhancement of insulin sensitivity that may help in the overall treatment of Type II diabetes.

CLA builds muscle, reduces body fat, while protecting against atherosclerosis and a host of aging-related diseases. CLA pushes glucose (blood sugar) into muscle and connective tissue cells instead of letting it turn into bodily fat. CLA also reduces protein degradation (catabolic metabolism) that occurs with advancing age. Body builders are using CLA to help them shape their bodies. It can help develop a better-looking as well as a healthier body. The anti-cancer benefits of CLA have been documented in many studies, not only as a means of preventing cancer, but as an effective adjuvant cancer therapy. In short, the CLA supplement offered by Life Extension Foundation can facilitate proper fat transport, thereby increase muscle mass and energy. -------------

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CLA supplementation was also shown to improve the lean mass to body fat ratio, decreasing fat deposition. especially on the abdomen, and enhancing muscle growth. One mechanism whereby CLA reduces body fat is by enhancing insulin sensitivity so that fatty acids and glucose can pass through muscle cell membranes and away from fat tissue. This results in an improved muscle to fat ratio.

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