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Old 01-21-2006, 08:08 AM   #31
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The Borage oil that I get from walmart is 500mg of borage oil which is 120mg of GLA. The one's on Netrition are actually 1000mg of Borage oil which contains 240mg of GLA.

I take a total of 1000mg of Borage oil per day. Some of us are having better results with a double dose.

Netrition's Borage oil dose is one (or two) per day, so it would last 120 days or 60 days, depending on which dose you decide to take.

I split my pills up throughout the day, but I guess you could take them all at once. With the liquid you get it all at once so I don't see why the pills would be different. I do have to caution you... the pills contain glycerine, which may have a laxative effect for some people... it never did for me, but there are a few who say they had that problem.

If that does happen, it usually goes away in a couple of weeks (according to the studies that I have read).

If the supplements cause you to feel try taking them with protein, that seems to help alot of people.
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:34 AM   #32
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Thank you for the reply.

I will be buying cla/gla pills today and start tomorrow. I will also be ordering the liquid from Netrition. I'd rather take a dose in the morning and be done with it instead of popping a bunch of pills over the day. I am reading the "How is the CLA/GLA going?" post right now. The results that this group are getting are awesome! I'll be joining this group soon.

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Old 01-24-2006, 10:49 AM   #33
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Is Large amounts of Protein ok to take with CLA?????????????????
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:01 AM   #34
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I have been taking GLA/CLA for 6 days. I have seen 2 inches gone in the pooch and 2 inches gone in the waist. Really makes me think my body fat is high for it to drop so fast.

I take CLA 3500-4000mg
GLA 2000mg (Borage Oil)
Flax Oil (omega 3) 1200 mg.

I have also been weight training and doing cadio 5 of last 6 days.
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:37 PM   #35
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Is Large amounts of Protein ok to take with CLA?????????????????

I don't see why not When I'm not doing my yogurt thing that's mostly all I eat. They say that if CLA makes you feel to take it with protein.
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Old 01-24-2006, 02:23 PM   #36
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I bought borage oil at meijer on the front of the bottle
it says 1000mg per serving .
On the back it say 2 softgels 3 times a day
So my ? is do I take 6 pills a day or less
it also says at the bottom borage(seed oil) 1g (1000mg)
and gla 200mg
So what do you think
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Old 01-24-2006, 04:33 PM   #37
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hey angigirl

minimum recommended dosage is 460mg GLA, so you could take 3 a day OR
some of us are finding better success with 960mg GLA in which case you could take 5 a day

either way, you don't need 6 AND you can take them all at once if you like...you don't have to spread them out throughout the day if you don't want to

hope that helps!
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:38 PM   #38
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Hi, I noticed someone said something about headaches...I just got my cla/gla in the mail today from netrition and I was thinking of ramping up the doseage since I am so sensitive to headache causing things...should I start by taking one, then adding the other? If so, which one? TIA!

(Sorry if this has been asked elsewhere, I am still reading thru all the cla/gla posts! There are a ton of them!)
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Old 02-04-2006, 07:09 AM   #39
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I have been wanting to try the combo myself but I am afraid of break outs on my face has anyone experienced this? I read that if the ratio of CLA to GLA is not right it may happen. So I plan on taking 3400 mg CLA to 1000 mg of GLA. I am just curious if anyone has had any undesirable side effects.
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Old 02-04-2006, 01:52 PM   #40
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The headaches were associated with evening primrose oil. If that is what you are using for your GLA and it gives you headaches, just switch to borage oil.

Borage oil has more GLA in it. That's what most of us are taking.

I have not had the acne any more than the usual monthly PMS breakouts. I have been getting that for years and I don't believe that the combo has made it any worse. I usually get 1 or 2 per month.... I know, TMI!!!!
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:45 AM   #41
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I just came back from the store with my CLA/GLA and am looking forward to seeing what the results will be. I paid alittle more, as I didn't drive across town to Walmarts. Thanks for all the info.
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:53 PM   #42
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Went out and bought CLA/GLA about two weeks ago after reading postings on the CLA thread. My weight loss has stalled but I have lost inches. Clothes are baggy, which is a great feeling. I will keep it up and see what happens.
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:39 PM   #43
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Just started taking the liquid CLA and Borage Oil GLA yesterday. Got them from Netrition. Just wondering for those who take the liquid CLA, how in the world do you get past the taste? Can I put it in the fridge? Will chilling it help it taste better?

I'm absolutely horrible about taking pills, so going to the capsules really isn't an option if I want to do this right. Just need advice on how to get past the "lotion" texture and taste.....

Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:28 PM   #44
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Just started taking the liquid CLA and Borage Oil GLA yesterday. Got them from Netrition. Just wondering for those who take the liquid CLA, how in the world do you get past the taste? Can I put it in the fridge? Will chilling it help it taste better?

I'm absolutely horrible about taking pills, so going to the capsules really isn't an option if I want to do this right. Just need advice on how to get past the "lotion" texture and taste.....

Thanks!
It does have a funny texture - and definitely a funny taste. I actually prefer it at room temperature - I can get it down faster! Then I just down as much water as I can and follow that with a cream cheese muffin.

I know some have said that they mix it in milk or juice, but I'm afraid I would taste it still and ruin the milk for myself.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:40 AM   #45
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I'm new to here, but I have some Q's. 1st, I've been on Atkins for 3 weeks...only lost 5 lbs, but am doing everything right. Vitamins are 1 Oil of Olay vit. packet per day, 1 Q-10, 2 flax oil, 2 chromium and 1 L-caratine. The scale is really making me crazy, especially since my boyfriend is also on Atkins and has already lost 13 lbs! Help!!!


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Old 03-19-2006, 03:28 AM   #46
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What should I do?

Hi,
I have been taking the maximum dosage of both CLA, and GLA for 1 month, and the weight seemed to drop off losing 2 1/2 lbs a week, no inches lost. I stopped taking it for 2weeks due to being away on emergency leave. When I got back and started taking it again, it stopped working.........Now I have been back on it for about 3 weeks and haven't lost any weight, or inches. Is this a typical scenario? What should I do? stop taking it for a while? or keep taking it? I am almost due for some more CLA liquid, not sure if i should reorder........HELP?
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:45 PM   #47
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I am for sure no expert, but from what i have read this is the amounts i am beginning to take tomorrow as my shipment just came today...good luck...
Tonalin 1000 mg am going to take 5 a day
Borage oil 1000 mg going to take 4 a day

I just got the numbers from reading the vitamins board on this site and thats what someone suggested so i am going to give it a try.. sorry i am not much help on the combo yet, but hope to be losing inches soon from them
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Old 07-04-2006, 09:20 PM   #48
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I've been on for a week and a half and I have not really noticed any inches lost but I did loose like five pounds.
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Old 07-23-2006, 06:00 AM   #49
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Does anybody know if CVS sells the Tonalin & Borage Oil? They have vitamins on sale this week 50% off.
Now I'm off to read more so that I can understand a little bit better.
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Hi All..........Starting on CLA (liquid) and GLA tomorrow. Will let you all know how it goes. Lost 50lbs 1 1/2 years ago and was 20lbs from my target weight until I had to go on steroids. Gained it all back and 15lbs to boot. Here are my stats. H/H 5'2" 206 9/14/06 Will update this weekly. Wish me luck.
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Hi winky, come join us on the monthly cla/gla thread. I hear ya about the steroids. I had to take them for my neck injury and gained 20 pounds in 2 weeks
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Would love too, how do I get there. Did a search for cla/gla with no results. Feeling dumb.
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Old 09-15-2006, 10:26 AM   #53
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Dont feel dumb winky lol It took me awhile to figure out how to navigate around the site too. Just go here and do a post and you will be subscribed


We do a monthly thread and we would be glad to have you join us
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:47 AM   #54
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Where would I purchase CLA/GLA besides the internet?
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walmart or any health food store. just make sure you get borage oil for your gla
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Old 09-16-2006, 03:24 AM   #56
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Thanks Trisha.

I've been hearing so much about it lately, I need to try it. I see you have tons of posts regarding it. I'll have to take a look at the results.
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:33 AM   #57
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:34 PM   #58
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The CLA + GLA is a basic stack that works well for beginners. It's not that many pills and one can get good results in about 4 weeks or so depending on your eating habits and your lifestyle. (The Note here that I have to say is that the weight loss from those 4 weeks of CLA/GLA will be primarily from your fat stores, not your muscle stores).(In normal diets the weight loss can be anywhere as bad as 25% fat/75% muscle as weight loss, to about the average 50%/50%)(Obviously these results will improve drastically with proper weight-training. Aerobics simply do not cut for for retaining muscle however, quite the opposite).

You "can" add a few other supplements to kick-start your fat loss, but that would mean a more complicated supplementation regime. It's up to you really.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:26 PM   #59
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ok, I am still not getting this. I take 4 1000mg capsules of the CLA. And I want to start taking the GLA(Borage Oil), how much of that do I take? I am just new to this whole thing, and am trying to get a handle on this, everyone seems to be having such wonderful results.. Thanks
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:57 AM   #60
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Still not quite understanding how much of the GLA should be taken? I have just started taking the CLA, and I take 4 pills at 1000mg each. How much of the GLA should be taken?
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