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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Linoleic Acid And Conjugated Linoleic Acid

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What is the difference between linoeic acid and conjugated linoleic acid? Is one good and one bad? Are they both Omega 6?

What is the difference between linoeic acid and conjugated linoleic acid? Is one good and one bad?  Are they both Omega 6?

LA: Linoelic acid (LA) is found in safflower oil , sunflower oil, poppy seed oil. Whereas conjugated LA found most in meat and diary products. They are isomers of LA. Both of them are polyunsaturated omega 6 fatty acid. Conjugated LA are usually found in supplements, pills etc. Both may POSSIBLY help with cancers and obesity. More studies need to be done. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which food would most likely contain conjugated linoleic acid?

Which food would most likely contain conjugated linoleic acid?

Grass-fed animals: Beef from grass-fed cows is high in cla; so is milk from them. Eggs (especially the yolks) from grass fed chickens are also high in cla. ...Read more

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Is conjugated linoleic acid (cla) bad for me in a daily 1, 000 mg dosage?

Is conjugated linoleic acid (cla) bad for me in a daily 1, 000 mg dosage?

Weight reduc supplem: Cla is not bad for you but if your are very obese use with caution. There are some controversy about it worsening Insulin resistance, pre diabetes as well as high risk for breast cancer. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about conjugated linoleic acid in my eyes!?

Should I be worried about conjugated linoleic acid in my eyes!?

No: There is no toxicity to this and the eye will flush it out with no difficulty. As long as it is not contaminated or mixed with something else, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is cla (conjugated linoleic acid ) ok to take if you have hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism?

Is cla (conjugated linoleic acid ) ok to take if you have hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism?

Nobody knows: Cla is a supplement sold to consumers. Some studies show possible good effects, while others show possible bad effects. Cla is not an fda-approved medication, so it is untested and unproven what brand of cla, what type of cla, or what amount of cla will do in a particular person's body, regardless of his thyroid status. Finding good human research studies on such supplements is usually impossible. ...Read more

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Will conjugated linoleic acid do you any good if you are trying to lose weight?

Will conjugated linoleic acid do you any good if you are trying to lose weight?

It won't do any harm: But it's not a normal weight loss alternative. Weight loss has many things associated with it's effectiveness. So contact your doctor, and discuss the different ways you can begin this safely, including dietary guidelines for your body type, BMI, age, activity level, lifestyle, diet, sleep patterns that's in alignment with your target goals ...Read more

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Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid (c9 T11 2.0) safe to take if i take Invega (paliperidone)?

There are no common: adverse interactions, however there is no known medical benefit to taking linoleic acid. ...Read more

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Is cla - conjugated linoleic acid good for lose weight and cutting/shredding and is it bad for liver or kidneys or in anyway is it bad for my health ?

Is cla - conjugated linoleic acid good for lose weight and cutting/shredding and is it bad for liver or kidneys or in anyway is it bad for my health ?

Yes: Cla is a supplement that may speed weight loss found more in meat and dairy.Cla 800 mg prometes fat burning.It is likely safe when is used in normal dosis. ...Read more

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Does Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has side effect on a 30 years old guy with no heart problem, only kidney stones.

Does  Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)  has side effect on a 30 years old guy with no heart problem, only kidney stones.

Yes: Oh supplement should be considered like medications with effects and side effects that can be serious or rarely fatal. ...Read more

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Can conjugate linoleic acid (cla) cause skin dryness, if people take / eat it for a long time?

Can conjugate linoleic acid (cla) cause skin dryness, if people take / eat it for a long time?

Linoleic acid: Conjugated linoleic acid is a fatty acid that is found in dairy products and certain meats. Current studies didn't show an association of conjugated linoleic acid supplements and skin dryness. It could be due to other causes such as dry air, moisturizers misuse, long showers, and insufficient nutrition. ...Read more

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Is regular corn as bad for you as corn syrup in term of linoleic acid which is massive in corn syrup?

Is regular corn as bad for you as corn syrup in term of linoleic acid which is massive in corn syrup?

THer is no: medical benefit in ingesting corn syrup or linoleic acid. Corn is a vegetable which has nutrition but must be incorporated into the entirety of your dietary intake. It is neither bad nor good, just food. Eat it if you like it, otherwise don't. ...Read more

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Does popcorn have linoleic acid in it?

Does popcorn have linoleic acid in it?

Yes: Yes, apparently popcorn has linoleic acid. Here is a link about its nutrition. https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/information_center/all_about_grains/all_about_grains_popcorn.htm#.U9R2rlaskug ...Read more

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What is gamma linoleic acid for can I take it for high cholestrol?

What is gamma linoleic acid for can I take it for high cholestrol?

Gamma-linolenic : Gamma-linolenic acid (gla) is an omega-6 fatty acid. It is not produced by our body but is important for health. Sources of gla include borrage seed, evening primrose, spirulina (algae)and black currant seed. Studies suggest that gla may be helpful in cases of allergies, adhd, high blood pressure, diabetic neuropathy, premenstrual syndrome, certain types of arthritis, hot flashes associated with menopause and high cholesterol. The problem with many supplements is that the doses may not be standardized. Before taking any supplement, please discuss it with your doctor. Your doctor knows your medical conditions are and whether there could be reactions with any medications you take. Always ensure that your doctor or doctors; including an anesthesiologist prior to surgery; are told of all over the counter, herbals and supplements that you take. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take raspberry ketone and/or conjugated linolic acid with the mood stabilizer lamotrigine?

Is it safe to take raspberry ketone and/or conjugated linolic acid with the mood stabilizer lamotrigine?

Unknown: Lamotrigine is a powerful medication with many possible side effects. However, the list of known interactions does not include supplements such as raspberry ketone. That doesn't mean it's safe, it means no one has studied this yet or that no one has evaluated the risk. It is generally best to avoid supplements when taking drugs like lamotrigine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between esterified and conjugated estrogen?

What is the difference between esterified and conjugated estrogen?

Chemical structures: Esterified Estrogens are chemically different and most often are plant derived. The Conjugated Estrogens are a group of Estrogens that come from horses. There are several different forms of estrogen in the conjugated group. All Estrogens bind to the estrogen receptor and produce an estrogenic effect. Each estrogen though has different potency characteristics in it's receptor effect. ...Read more