Forskolin as a fat burner? FACT OR FICTION?
Forskolin- the new “fat burner”?
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After listening to the Dr. Oz show this past week, I was intrigued by this new recommendation of Forskolin for use as a fat burner. As we age, we need every fighting chance for reduction in fat and increase in metabolism. After significant research, I have most of the facts AND the most important one including that all Forskolin products are not consdered equal. However, there IS GOOD NEWS! Happy reading….:O)
Forskolin (7 beta-acetoxy-8, 13-epoxy-1 alpha,6 beta,9 alpha-trihydroxy-labd-14-ene-11-one) is the main active ingredient in the Ayurvedic herb Coleus forskohlii. Coleus is a member of the mint family and grows in subtropical areas in India, Burma, and Thialand. Forskolin has been extensively researched. It has also recently gained popularity as a fat loss agent.
Many studies have shown forskolin, as well as other actives in Coleus forskohlii, support cardiovascular health.
Are there any side effects?
There are no major side effects reported in the literature, but you should consult a doctor before using forskolin if you are being treated for any conditions listed where drug interactions may occur. Large doses of forskolin will also probably make one drowsy, as it is an antihistamine. If this becomes a problem, one can reduce dosage, take it in combination with a stimulant, and/or take it before bed.
What form of forskolin is best?
There is a wide variance among forskolin products, primarily in the amount of forskolin the extracts of C. forskohlii are standardized to. Be careful when a product says it contains 250 mg of forskolin, as that may just be 250 mg of a 2% extract. Most of the high quality extracts are 10-20% forskolin.
How should I take forskolin?
The typical dosage of forskolin is 25-60 mg per day divided between 2-3 doses, with 50-60 mg being the ideal range. Take at night since it may make you tired.
What are some good supplements to take along with forskolin?
In studies, it is usually used along with a lipolytic hormone, so it may operate synergistically with a supplement that increases lipolytic hormone levels. It has also been used in conjuction with 7-Keto, Raspberry Ketone, Saffron, and White Kidney Bean extract
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