Forskolin extract is marketed as a fast acting metabolism booster and weight loss aid. Derived from the root of the Plectranthus Barbatus plant, it has been used as a natural medicine for many years.
How does it work?
Forskolin extract has been found to stimulate lipolysis (fat breakdown) as well as the increase in cAMP production. cAMP is an enzyme that acts like a messenger helping to activate the biological mechanisms of fat breakdown. Studies have found that obese people have very low levels of cAMP.
How much is the dosage?
If you’re planning on trying out Forskolin Extract its important to note that studies have found results from only natural extracts. It seems that synthetically produced extract had minimal or no fat loss effects. You will find Forskolin in 125mg tablets and 250 mg capsules and you want to find a product with at least 20% natural Forskolin extract. Dosage is recommended at 25-60 mg per day and starting at a low dose working up to a higher dose to allow the body to adjust.
Side Effects of Forskolin Extract
It is not recommended to take any supplements without consulting your doctor. If you are taking blood thinners, or anti-hypertensive medications you should not take Forskolin Extract. This is because it can have blood thinning effects. Some people have noted some slight stomach distress. Start slow with a low does so you can limit side effects.