Forskolin is not new, Live Lean Today has been selling it for 15 years. That is the good news, a supplement that has been used for 15 years or longer and is still around is always good news for the safety of it. The new excitement about it is that Dr Oz has mentioned it and brought it back in to spot light. Forskolin is found in the roots of an herbal plant from the mint family. Researchers have found that forskolin can help to promote the breakdown of stored fats in animal and human fat cells. It may also release fatty acids from adipose tissue, which results in increased thermogenesis, resulting in loss of body fat.
Dosages consist of 125 mg in the morning. Be sure to get the right dosing by looking at the label. It must read that it is standardized to 20% forskolin. Anything less will have a reduced impact on fat burning. Live Lean Today has exactly the right dosage for you in Genetic Solutions Forskolin 50.
Forskolin is a chemical found in the roots of the plant Plectranthus barbatus (Coleus forskohlii). This plant has been used since ancient times to treat heart disorders such as high blood pressure and chest pain (angina), as well as respiratory disorders such as asthma.
When taken by mouth, forskolin is also used to treat allergies, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, obesity, painful menstrual periods, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), urinary tract infections (UTI), bladder infections, advanced cancer, blood clots, sexual problems in men, trouble sleeping (insomnia), and convulsions.
Herbal product manufacturers are now producing Coleus forskohlii extracts that contain high levels of forskolin. These preparations are being promoted for the same conditions for which forskolin has been traditionally used. However, currently there is no reliable scientific information that shows Coleus forskohlii extracts taken by mouth are effective.
How does Forskolin work?
Forskolin works on muscles in the heart and in the walls of the blood vessels. It produces a more powerful heartbeat and widening of the blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure.
A heart condition called idiopathic congestive cardiomyopathy, when given intravenously (by IV) by a healthcare provider.
Asthma, when inhaled.Medications for high blood pressure (Calcium channel blockers) interacts with Forskolin. It might decrease blood pressure. Taking forskolin with medication for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.
Some medications for high blood pressure include nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan), diltiazem (Cardizem), isradipine (DynaCirc), felodipine (Plendil), amlodipine (Norvasc), and others. Medications that increase blood flow to the heart (Nitrates) interacts with Forskolin.
Forskolin increases blood flow which is always a good thing for your body but taking forskolin with medications that increase blood flow to the heart might increase the chance of dizziness and lightheadedness. Some medications that increase blood flow to the heart include nitroglycerin (Nitro-Bid, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat) and isosorbide (Imdur, Isordil, Sorbitrate).
Also medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with FORSKOLIN. Forskolin might slow blood clotting. Taking forskolin along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
There are other uses for Forskoin other than weight loss. Use as eye drops for glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes). There is some preliminary evidence that forskolin suspension eye drops (1%) can significantly decrease intraocular pressure in healthy people without eye disease. Forskolin has not yet been tested in patients with glaucoma.
Forskolin is safe for most adults when used appropriately by IV, inhalation (breathing in), or as eye drops. However, there can be some side effects. When given by injection, forskolin can cause flushing and low blood pressure. When inhaled, forskolin can cause throat irritation, cough, tremor, and restlessness. Eye drops containing forskolin can cause stinging.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of forskolin during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Bleeding disorders: There is some evidence that forskolin might increase the likelihood of bleeding.
Heart disease (cardiovascular disease): There is some concern that forskolin might interfere with treatment for diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease) and could worsen them. Forskolin might significantly lower blood pressure. Use forskolin with caution if you have a heart problem. Surgery: Forskolin might increase bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using forskolin at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Forskolin is a solid fat burning product with proven results and as you know I always tell people to use a variety of dieting products so that your body does build a tolerance to the product. So I would say yes, adding it to you weight loss arsenal is a good thing.