What is Forskolin?
Forskolin is a plant supplement derived from the root of the Indian Coleus -a member of the mint family- and grows in Thailand, Nepal, and parts of India. Long used in folk medicine for asthma treatment and various other ailments, Forskolin is now marketed as a weight loss supplement.
The Coleus plant
Long incorporated into western wellness practices, the tropical coleus plant has a history in Ayurvedic medicine -a subtype of medicine with origins on the Indian subcontinent. In general, Forskolin and the Coleus plant were boiled into a drinkable tea, then used in promoting health and wellness as a whole; also taken to aide asthma and breathing disorders. Today, it is most popular as a weight loss supplement.
How does Forskolin work in weight loss?
Lipase and Adenylate Cyclase are enzymes created through Forskolin -this is the key factor in Forskolin weight-loss.
These two enzymes work to release fatty acids from body cells. When this process occurs, these acids are burned as fuel -reducing fat without affecting lean muscle mass.
While forskolin may raise fat burning capabilities, a nutritious diet and exercise are also essential to support this weight loss supplement.
Studies on the efficacy of Forskolin
A small study was conducted on a group of overweight and obese men; it was found that forskolin reduced their body fat while increasing testosterone levels. Higher levels of testosterone are linked with lower weight and sustained weight loss.
Another study was conducted on 23 overweight females, showing that when given 250 milligrams (mg) of forskolin twice a day for 12 weeks, the supplement aides in maintaining weight and preventing any possible weight gain.
What are the suggested uses of Forskolin?
Although Forskolin has gained the public eye for its’ praise in weight-loss, there are many other possible uses that scientists are currently studying. These potential uses include the following:
• treating asthma
• treating various cancers
• improving heart strength in congestive heart failure
• treating glaucoma
• lowering blood pressure
• stimulating a suntan
Scientific studies on animals show that Forskolin’s effect on cancer may have a positive effect. No human studies have been done on that subject, however, so these studies are still undergo.
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Risks and benefits
Most people who are familiar with weight loss supplements are familiar with warnings about the numerous side effects. However, unlike many supplements that have been available on the market, Forskolin itself ranks low in the risk category, making its’ benefits all the more better.
Many weight loss supplements interact with the cardiac system by raising blood pressure and stimulating cardiac tissue. Because of the way forskolin is metabolized by the body, most scientists believe that it does not interact with the cardiac system the way of other weight loss supplements.
However, just because there are no known interactions with Forskolin itself, it does not mean that all Forskolin supplements are safe. Weight loss supplement manufacturers can often hide other potentially dangerous ingredients in their supplements. Because of these tactics, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) caution consumers against many weight-loss supplements on the market.
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Because of certain health benefits of Forskolin, it is recommended to consult a doctor before taking this supplement if the following pertains to you:
• people with kidney disease
• those with low blood pressure
• people taking medication for blood pressure or slower heart rate
• people taking blood thinners