As someone who works out on a regimented basis I am always looking to ensure I am adding all the proper supplements to my diet and exercise routine. Working with weights and cardio exercise can take a toll if you are not eating and or sleeping properly. Not to mention our foods do not always have the adequate amount of nutrition we need for a fully rounded diet. So I like to supplement in my diet, such as a good fish oil and daily multivitamin.
Recently I had read and heard about a supplement called CLA, for belly fat. Though I have a mommy tummy, my belly fat is not really a huge problem. Most is controlled by proper eating, laying off wine and maintaining my exercise routine. So I heard that CLA is great for belly fat, fat burning and maintaining muscle mass. So I opted to give it a whirl for 30 days to see if I noticed a difference. Here is what the company says about their product.
Paradigm Pure CLA Safflower oil supplement 1000mg, 120 Softgels with Vit E. Target stubborn belly fat, Help increase Lean Muscle Mass with a Natural alternative to Thermogenic Fat Burners
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CLA softgel supplements can help promote muscle growth and boost your metabolism âˆ™ Made with natural ingredients, no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, no gluten and non GMO.
Proudly manufactured and tested in the USA âˆ™ They support your body for both muscle growth and fat burning Combine CLA softgels with a commitment to exercise and you will achieve your dream physique soon âˆ™ Selected specifically for purity and efficacy while adhering to the strictest standard. Can supercharge your results with its unique formula with vitamin E.
You can achieve that with these amazing softgels that can help shift your metabolism to overdrive.
I’ve got to tell you that this is great marketing for those who are looking for a miracle pill. As someone who formerly sought out a miracle pill or fix….they do not exist. Apparently this little pill can help transform you into a lean physique.
Well then I would be a lean mofo after these last 30 days of upping my game at the gym, my clean diet and these pills.
In the real world, this is not the case. My experience is that lean muscle is through working out with weights and eating a clean and proper diet. For others, they might have different results, however for me I am seeing a great, steady transformation of my body through diet and exercise. Not a pill.
While I wanted to believe that all of this could be true I did do quite a bit of research about CLA, Conjugated Lineolic Acid, and I found that CLA is good for you like any other healthy fats like those from almonds, avocados, walnuts, and coconut oil. CLA is mostly found in products like meat and dairy, but in order to get a high enough dose to really see the effects you’d have to eat a lot of meat and drink a lot of milk to reap those rewards.
I am not saying that you may not notice results, however for someone like me who is already very active and eats a very clean and well balanced diet, this product was not something I would see results with. CLA could be compared to other healthy fats which help combat belly fat, which is contrary to popular belief. Your muscles need protein, water and healthy fats in order to perform, grow and recover. If you are looking to add a supplement like this to your diet, consult your physician and or dietician to see if this product is right for you. For me and the purpose of my review, this was not anything I noticed as providing energy or a lean physique or reduction in overall belly fat.
**I did receive this product for a reduced/free cost in exchange for an honest review.