Forskolin, which is extracted from the plant Coleus forskohlii of the mint family, has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat various maladies, including asthma, eczema, hypertension, psoriasis, congestive heart failure, and angina. Most recently, however, studies have suggested that forskolin may play an important role along with exercise and healthy diet in body weight management. By helping your body change body fat into lean body mass, forskolin may give you the extra edge you’re looking for in your exercise and diet regime.
Sometimes marketed as Coleonol, forskolin is perhaps best known as a natural weight loss aid. As a nutritional supplement, forskolin may help to support a modest improvement to body composition when used as part a program of reduced intake of dietary calories, combined with an increase in physical activity.
Forskolin works on muscles in the heart and in the walls of the blood vessels, helping to enhance body metabolism. Researchers have found that forskolin can help to promote the breakdown of stored fats in animal and human fat cells. It may also work to help release fat from the body tissue, resulting in decreased body fat and an increase in body muscle.
Most products with forskohlii contain only 1%-10% of forskolin. Herbal Slim Forskolin, a Canadian product, contains the highest levels of extract on the market (20%). This makes the daily dose a convenient one capsule per day.
|Ingredients: Each Capsule Contains:
250 mg Forskohlii (Plectranthus barbatus, Root) (20% Forskolin, 25:1, QCE 6.25 g).
Non-medicinal ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, purified water.
|Suggested Usage: Adults: Take one capsule once per day.|
Warnings: Do not use if you have low blood pressure; or if you have a bleeding disorder; or if you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-hypertension medication.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you are taking prescription drugs; or if you have a liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble (such as abdominal pain, dark urine or jaundice); or if you have an iron deficiency.