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|Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 7:24 pm Post subject: Not the HQ Superfood Partner but hey, at least you got yours
|CLA can be found naturally in beef and dairy, but the one found in supplements is more often than not produced artificially from unhealthy vegetable oils. Taken naturally from food it is most of the time beneficial as side effects increase with increased dosage. The quantity found in food might not be enough for the wished weight loss, even though it is safer, which is why we choose supplements to aid us.
One of the side effects is fatigue which can affect our daily activities and even require more sleep. Stomach discomfort and diarrhea are more usual side effects as CLA can irritate our intestines resulting in frequent bowel movements with loose stool. Additional to these it can also cause stomach pain, bloating and cramping. Prolonged diarrhea can cause dehydration which results in another array of symptoms, like headaches, dizziness, increased thirst, and dry skin.
If there’s a history or you’re suffering from diabetes or heart disease it is advised to avoid taking CLA or at least talk with your physician before trying it. CLA could affect blood cell function which can cause heart disease as well as increase blood sugar levels which can worsen your diabetes. Despite the fact that CLA can lower fat it can also cause inflammation which results in insulin resistance and decreased HDL, also known as the “good” cholesterol.
Some of these adverse reactions may not affect you at all but there are certain situations where it is advised to avoid consumption. CLA from food is considered safe but it is best to avoid taken as a supplement during pregnancy, breastfeeding, if suffering from bleeding disorders as it can slow blood clotting, metabolic syndrome (it can cause diabetes), and at least two weeks before surgery.