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11 Feb 2013

CLA vs Flax Seed Oil
Is it safe to consume both CLA and Flax Seed Oil for weight loss? Or do the 2 react against each other and ultimately cause weight GAIN?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Mamta
There is some scientific evidence that CLA does assist with weightloss. Flax seed oil is usually taken to obtain ALA (one of the so-called omega-3 fatty acids, which must first be converted to EPA or DHA) by individuals who do not want to take omega-3 in the form of salmon oil capsules (which contain the omega-3 fatty acids called DHA and EPA, which are more easily used by the body). Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA, EPA and DHA) all help to protect our bodies against heart disease, arthritis, etc., but I have not actually read that they are linked to weightloss. If you are not a vegetarian then it may be more efficient to substitute salmon oil capsules for the flax seed oil.
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