Jan 06 2019
You may have already heard about the natural supplement forskolin by now – after all, it’s become increasingly popular in the last few years among people who are looking to lose weight, help with asthma, reduce the negative side effect associated with heart disease, and treat a wide range of other common ailments.
To date, there have been more than two clinical studies examining the effectiveness of forskolin as a weight loss aid. Only one has been subject to peer-review and published in a medical journal. This clinical study, sponsored by the Sabinsa Corporation - an herbal supplement manufacturer, also observed forskolin's role in significantly increasing lean mass, bone mass, and testosterone in the overweight and obese men involved. This research has led to companies marketing forskolin as a bodybuilding supplement.
Studies have shown that by increasing the cell-regulating substance cAMP, the supplement can cause the body to get rid of the fatty acids that are found in adipose tissue. These fatty acids are then burned off and transformed into an energy via the metabolic process. Both men and women across the world have already used the product, with many cases of people losing a significant amount of weight – sometimes in as little as a few weeks. Although the amount of weight loss will depend on the individual, research has shown that coleus forskohlii can help to burn fat quicker.