More Answers on Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Dosing InformationCurrently, the best dose of conjugated linoleic acid has not been determined. More research is necessary in order to determine an appropriate dosage.
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Drug Interactions With Conjugated Linoleic AcidIt is not known if conjugated linoleic acid interacts with any medications (see Drug Interactions With Conjugated Linoleic Acid).
What If I Take an Overdose?It is not known what exactly to expect from an overdose, or even if it is possible to take too much.
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Storage MethodsRefer to the label of your individual product for information on how best to store it. Keep conjugated linoleic acid out of the reach of children.
How Does Conjugated Linoleic Acid Work?Some forms of conjugated linoleic acid may affect muscle and fat cells by decreasing fat storage and possibly increasing muscle mass. Additionally, there is some evidence that it may be toxic to cancer cells. However, not all conjugated linoleic acid effects are beneficial; the supplement may possibly increase the risk of diabetes and increase inflammatory proteins in the body.
Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid Effective?Preliminary evidence suggests that conjugated linoleic acid may be beneficial for decreasing body fat and preventing colon cancer, although it is not clear if taking supplements provides the same benefits of obtaining conjugated linoleic acid through a healthy and balanced diet (see Does CLA Work? for more information).