Dr. Oz is all about weight loss lately with summer approaching and everyone wants to look good in their swimsuits. Forskolin supplement is another one of Dr. Oz miracle to weight loss.
According to the Journal of American Dietetic Association, about 15 percent of Americans use a dietary supplement to help with weight loss. When trying to lose weight, people want natural supplements.
What is Forskolin? It’s a plant that comes from the mint and lavender family.
What does Forskolin help with? According to WebMD, “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.”
How much Forskolin should you take and what’s the dosage? On the Dr Oz show, Lisa Lynn weight loss expert says to “take 125 mg at breakfast with a meal and always start slow then modify as you go. You can always add more later, but only add exactly what you need because more is never better. So start with 125 mg to see how it goes then add more.”
She added, “You want a good quality plant because you get what you pay for.”
In a 2005 study, it showed that Forskolin can decrease body fat. “Forskolin was shown to elicit favorable changes in body composition by significantly decreasing body fat percentage (BF%) and fat mass (FM) as determined by DXA compared with the placebo group (p 0.05). Additionally, forskolin administration resulted in a change in bone mass for the 12-week trial compared with the placebo group (p 0.05). There was a trend toward a significant increase for lean body mass in the forskolin group compared with the placebo group (p = 0.097). Serum free testosterone levels were significantly increased in the forskolin group compared with the placebo group (p 0.05). The actual change in serum total testosterone concentration was not significantly different among groups, but it increased 16.77 33.77% in the forskolin group compared with a decrease of 1.08 18.35% in the placebo group.”
What are Forskolin side effects? According to WebMd, “Forskolin is POSSIBLY 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. There is some evidence that forskolin might increase the likelihood of bleeding.”
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