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

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Nancy Bohannon
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No way to be certain

Supplements such as conjugated linoleic acid are sold by health food stores, online, and elsewhere with no direct oversight by the fda or other responsible bodies so one cannot be sure of what one is getting.
Even if it's pure, i know of no conclusive evidence of benefit, nor of harm, in the setting of hypothyroidism or hypoparathyroidism.

In brief: No way to be certain

Supplements such as conjugated linoleic acid are sold by health food stores, online, and elsewhere with no direct oversight by the fda or other responsible bodies so one cannot be sure of what one is getting.
Even if it's pure, i know of no conclusive evidence of benefit, nor of harm, in the setting of hypothyroidism or hypoparathyroidism.
Dr. Nancy Bohannon
Dr. Nancy Bohannon
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Dr. Steven House
In referring to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database 2010, the main disease interaction is with Diabetes / metabolic syndrome as certain forms of the drug (isomers) can produce hyperproinsulinemia and insulin resistance. Whether the combinations of the different isomers of conjugated linoleic acid available in commercial products has the same risk is unknown.
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