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    Question CLA dosage

    Hey!!

    I just purchased some CLA.....it says to take one softgel daily. I was wondering if that is with food, or do I take it 30 min before my meal. It doesnt specify. Any help would be great!

    Thanks! :-)
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    I've read you should take it with a meal (preferably lunch) , and not before bed time . I don't use it so I'm not a 100% sure, hopefully someone who's on it can give you a more informed answer. Cheers
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    How many mg's CLA is your pill? I use 1000 mg pills, and I take one WITH breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    CLA dosage

    I take two capsules with breakfast lunch and dinner. I read a book that you need between 3 and 4 grams of CLA a day. The pills though 1000mg are not all CLA. It takes 6 caps a day for me to get 4.2 grams of CLA. I use prima force and a bottle of 180 caps last me 30 days.
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    Originally Posted by Dennisgsu View Post
    I take two capsules with breakfast lunch and dinner. I read a book that you need between 3 and 4 grams of CLA a day. The pills though 1000mg are not all CLA. It takes 6 caps a day for me to get 4.2 grams of CLA. I use prima force and a bottle of 180 caps last me 30 days.
    ^^^^ I have read that around 4g daily to aid in fat burning taken with meals throughout the day.
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    cla is only effective on body comp in fairly high doses, consider the following:
    Originally Posted by dinoiii
    Adequate Efficacious Dosing (Volume of Distribution):

    < 150 pounds: gain more weight!!!!
    150-170 pounds: 8-10 grams
    170-200 pounds: 10-12 grams
    200-230 pounds: 12-14 grams
    > 240 pounds: It likely becomes a bit less economical!!!
    best to take fats with fatty meals as it helps with absorption
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    5 to 6 caps is what the interesting research used. Try taking it with Borage Oil the GLA is synergestic with CLA.
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    I think mine are 250 mg of CLA.....it's from the new GNC line for woman called WellBEing. Directions say to take 1 pill daily, but I'm also going to be taking with Zenalean (ephedra). I'm not little either......5'10" about 150, but I want to lose 10 lbs.....so how many CLA pills should i take on a daily basis?
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    Originally Posted by MBarbie View Post
    I think mine are 250 mg of CLA.....it's from the new GNC line for woman called WellBEing. Directions say to take 1 pill daily, but I'm also going to be taking with Zenalean (ephedra). I'm not little either......5'10" about 150, but I want to lose 10 lbs.....so how many CLA pills should i take on a daily basis?
    32 (serious). 32 pills will be 8g.
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    Originally Posted by johnnyironboard View Post
    5 to 6 caps is what the interesting research used. Try taking it with Borage Oil the GLA is synergestic with CLA.
    Yes, I read the same thing. I believe 6 grms throughout the day was the "sweet spot" for recomp in most people.

    At 250mg per cap, that's going to be a crap load of pills!

    I buy bulk CLA at 1000mgs per cap.

    I did read that anything over 4 grms per day could potentially strain the liver. So much conflicting stuff out there...
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    oh gosh! I had no idea that was the recommended dosage for CLA. Okay, next time around, i will do more research and buy a pill with a higher mg count. Do you remember where you read that for fat loss, one should take a few grams?? What brand do you buy?
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    The clinical trials done concluded dosing of 3.4 g or higher in order to be efficacious. With regards to this, I would stick to 3-4 x 1000 mg pure CLA gels.
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    Originally Posted by MBarbie View Post
    oh gosh! I had no idea that was the recommended dosage for CLA. Okay, next time around, i will do more research and buy a pill with a higher mg count. Do you remember where you read that for fat loss, one should take a few grams?? What brand do you buy?
    I posted the dosing suggestions above:
    Originally Posted by dinoiii
    Adequate Efficacious Dosing (Volume of Distribution):

    < 150 pounds: gain more weight!!!!
    150-170 pounds: 8-10 grams
    170-200 pounds: 10-12 grams
    200-230 pounds: 12-14 grams
    > 240 pounds: It likely becomes a bit less economical!!!
    here's the full post:
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=1389221
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    Originally Posted by Dennisgsu View Post
    I take two capsules with breakfast lunch and dinner. I read a book that you need between 3 and 4 grams of CLA a day. The pills though 1000mg are not all CLA. It takes 6 caps a day for me to get 4.2 grams of CLA. I use prima force and a bottle of 180 caps last me 30 days.
    i am using the primaforce as well. each capsule has 700mg of cla. the "lean mass" diet i am following recommends 2 caps, 3x/day.
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    Thanks everyone! I ordered some CLA from BB.com....1000mg per pill! So I will take a few of those a day to get my 3-4 grams in!

    Thanks again! :-)
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    Originally Posted by MBarbie View Post
    Thanks everyone! I ordered some CLA from BB.com....1000mg per pill! So I will take a few of those a day to get my 3-4 grams in!

    Thanks again! :-)
    i take 4 grams a day but more because in a study they showed an increase of 2 pounds of muscle and a loss of 1 pounds of fat in a month..
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    Originally Posted by MBarbie View Post
    oh gosh! I had no idea that was the recommended dosage for CLA. Okay, next time around, i will do more research and buy a pill with a higher mg count. Do you remember where you read that for fat loss, one should take a few grams?? What brand do you buy?
    Costco sells CLA softgells. 180 softgels for like $18 or something. 2 softgels = 1560mg CLA.
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    one of the only scientific studies done on humans found that doses above 3.4g a day don't increase the effectiveness. Supplement companies obviously want you to take more but its really not necessary.

    jn.nutrition. org/content/130/12/2943.short
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