Maude&bandit...this is for you. I'm relatively new to the CLA as well. It was just in the past few weeks that I heard news about this suppliment. It's not a prescription drug cause you can buy it at any health food store. They claim that it's all natural. CLA stands for: conjugated linoleic acid...which basically contains some of the omega 6 fatty acids that is classified as our "good" fats. Like I said, I don't know all the ins and outs of this suppliment...hence why I posted my question.
Anyway, I heard that taking CLA can attack the fat cells around the abdominal region and gurantee results in a matter of 2 months. I also posted my concern on the diet and nutrition board...have yet to get a reply. You see I usually don't have any concerns about my weight as I've always been deciplined and worked out. I just had a baby in July (1st one) and have a low thyroid (I'm on meds) ...so naturally I've been gaining weight from the hypothyroidism and not to mention the extra "baby weight" that I have yet to loose. I guess I just need a little push to get the ball rolling...if you know what I mean.
I typed in CLA in my search engine and have found a few articles on how it actually is good for people who have type 2 diabetes ( I have type 1) as it helps you absorb your insulin a lot better. I made an apointment to see my doctor early April to see if it's safe to take, in the meantime, I was hoping that someone else has heard of it and can give me some more feedback.
so you're form Canada too! How's your winter been? pretty brutal in our neck of the woods! lol
[This message has been edited by banmar (edited 03-14-2003).]