Forskoline, the natural fat burner

FORSKOLINE is not as one tends to believe, the name of a plant, but rather an extract from the plant better known as Coleus Forskohlii, which has its origins in Asia.

This substance is increasingly popular in slimming pills.

We have investigated the properties and benefits of this natural ingredient to see whether or not it will help our readers lose weight.

Scientific name: Coleus Forskohlii Common names: forskoline, forskolin colaeus, Indian colaeusBotanical classification: family of labiesForm and usual preparations: mainly in capsules

Botanical illustration of forskoline/coleus forskohlii

Coleus Forskohlii is a herbaceous plant native to India.

It is part of the large Coleus family, which is widespread in Asia and is sometimes known as ornamental plants, due to the remarkable colouring of the leaves of certain species.

Coleus Forskohlii, which contains forskolin, is a plant with toothed leaves that resembles those of nettle or mint, perennials, which appreciate tropical climates. That's why it is sometimes referred to as Indian nettle.

Coleus Forskohlii has a blue spike inflorescence, which can draw more or less towards violet.

The species coleus was first described in 1790 by the Portuguese botanist Joao de Loureiro, a Jesuit on a mission to Cochinchina, the present-day Viet-nam.

The word coleus comes from the Greek koleos, which means sheath. This origin refers to the way in which the stamens of the plant are arranged, in a kind of seed in the shape of an ear.

We will focus on the species Coleus Forskohlii, whose composition, rich in forskolin, makes it a valuable dietary ingredient.

The active ingredients in Coleus Forskohlii are as follows:

Forskoline is the compound that acts directly on weight loss, so it is this substance that we will focus on in the following paragraphs.

Forskoline has multiple health benefits in general, and more specifically on weight loss. Let us quote in this context:

Forskoline acts as an activator of the enzyme adenylate cyclase.

Through this action, the organism increases the synthesis of the AMPc molecule (cyclic adenosine monophosphate), which causes the release of fatty acids stored in fat cells.

This stimulates lipolysis, i. e. the degradation of fat, and stimulates lipolysis.

It also works by increasing the production of thyroid hormones, which will lead to an increase in overall metabolism. The body will consume more calories and burn more fat.

It stimulates and activates the blood flow towards the cells.

The transport of nutrients and oxygen thus optimized, the different cells can function at maximum capacity.

This vasodilator effect is very beneficial for the central nervous system, for the brain, but also for the proper functioning of muscle cells during exercise.

It promotes the proper functioning of serotonin and dopamine, two neurotransmitters that have a major influence on mood.

This plant is known for its ability to improve and regulate morale.

It works by activating lymphocites, which play an important role in balancing the immune system.

It strengthens it and gives it a powerful boost.

But that's not all! Forskolin is also known for its other benefits:

If the multiple properties mentioned in the previous paragraph are taken into account, forskoline can effectively promote weight loss.

Several studies confirm its beneficial effects.

A 2005 study studied the effects of taking 250mg of forskoline twice daily for 12 weeks.

The individuals tested were overweight or obese men. The results were very conclusive:

(Source: NCBI. University of Kansas, Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Applied Physiology Laboratory, Lawrence, USA. Godard MP., Johnson BA., Richmond SR. Obes Res. 2005 Aug; 13 (8): 1335-43).

Another similar study, but this time carried out on obese women taking 50mg of forskoline daily for 8 weeks, showed again the effects of forskoline on weight loss:

In scientific studies, the daily dose of forskoline ranges from 25 to 60mg per day.

This dosage can be considered the typical dosage for a cure based on this ingredient. This dose should be divided into 2 to 3 doses taken during the day.

Some claims claim that the effects of forskoline would be enhanced in combination with artichoke extract. There is no data available at this time to confirm this announcement.

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