Everyone raves about how CLA is effective as a fat burner, but they also say it can raise your blood sugar. I once got some CLA suppliments and tried them for a day and a half but then because of this I chickend out and returned them. It also said on the bottle to take in conjunction with a low fat diet, which the paleo is not (understand it was probably just a guideline that it needs to be used in conjunction with diet and exercise). Is there any truth to this? Do any of you have any experience with it?
asked byPilatesGatekeeper (1015)
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on January 17, 2013
at 08:10 AM
I think you have to differentiate the two common forms of CLA. There's the t10 c12 form that may increase blood sugar:
But there's also the c9 t11 form. When this form (the predominant one in dairy and pastured meat) is included in the supplement blood sugar levels do not increase:
Apparently most supplements are a 50/50 mixture of both forms of CLA, so it seems like it might be better to get your CLA from food.