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Does any one know whether CLA - conjugated linoleic acid will cause acne breakouts? I've been 100% clear on the regimen now for 6 weeks. I dont want to screw it up....

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Similarly - I want to start taking a multivitamin. I've selected one that does not have iodine in it. I learned the hard way about that one. Its a vitamin and mineral supplement with Vitamin B complex, Biotin and Zinc. Other big items on the list are Vitamin A, E, D, folic acid, magnesium selenium, chromium, potassium. Does that sound safe ?

Thanks in advance for your response!

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Is CLA an Essential Nutrient?

CLA is not an essential nutrient. It is, like monounsaturated (n-9) and saturated fatty acids, a non-essential fatty acid. It is not required for human health. This means that, unlike the n-6 and n-3 EFAs, which we cannot live without, we can live on a CLA-free diet a whole life time and continue to be healthy. CLA is also a trans- fatty acid.

To be fair, the 9c,11t-18:2 (the letter "t" after the number "11" in this designation means: "trans") isomer of CLA found in milk fat and beef appears to be one of the more easily digested trans- fatty acids, and is therefore less toxic than the types of trans- fatty acids found in margarine, shortening, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. However, CLA interferes with the conversion of EFAs (especially n-6) to derivatives from which the body makes the eicosanoid (prostaglandin) hormones.8 This should concern low fat dieters, who already get too little n-6 EFA, LA. It should also concern those who use flax oil exclusively, because they get too much n-3 in comparison to their intake of n-6, and CLA will make their low n-6 status even worse.

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January 2001 -- Major news for people with thyroid problems who are facing weight loss challenges is the news that the natural dietary supplement conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduces body fat in people who are overweight.

Increases metabolic rate -- This would obviously be a positive benefit for thyroid patients, as hypothyroidism -- even when treated -- can reduce the metabolic rate in some people.

Decreases abdominal fat -- Adrenal imbalances and hormonal shifts that are common in thyroid patients frequently cause rapid accumulation of abdominal fat, so this benefit could be quite helpful.

Enhances muscle growth -- Muscle burns fat, which also contributes to increased metabolism, which is useful in weight loss and management.

Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides -- Since many thyroid patients have elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, even with treatment, this benefit can have an impact on a thyroid patient's health.

Lowers insulin resistance -- Insulin resistance is a risk for some hypothyroid patients, and lowering it can also help prevent adult-onset diabetes and make it easier to control weight.

Reduces food-induced allergic reactions -- Since food allergies can be at play when weight loss becomes difficult, this can be of help to thyroid patients.

Enhances immune system -- Since most cases of thyroid disease are autoimmune in nature, enhancing the immune system's ability to function properly is a positive benefit.


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CLA interferes with the conversion of EFAs (especially n-6) to derivatives from which the body makes the eicosanoid (prostaglandin) hormones

Wow, I was scared reading that at first, then realized it could be quite beneficial. You know how? If you supplement with omega 3's (which don't need conversion since it's already epa and dha), this supplement will stop o6 conversions to become bad prostaglandins (from AA) which will make 03 even more effective! :D

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People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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It's my understanding that essential/non-essential doesn't refer to whether we can live without it, it refers to whether our bodies can make it or if it must be consumed. Our bodies can make Omega 9s. And we make the nonessential amino acids.


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[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

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Maybe Romeo but I read that as it lowers EFA absobing Omega 6 so in time youd have too much Omega 3 (in my diet I get Omega 3 from fish, 4 tablespoons in Tota EFA and 4 Omega 3 eggs lol) but ive ordered some and will try them out.


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