Forskolin is a unique compound found in the root of the Coleus Forskohlii plant which has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine for its beneficial effects on asthma and other health ailments.
Recent studies have also found that Forskolin promotes cAMP production, a unique process which stimulates fat burn and encourages lean body mass.
Our Forskolin supplement features 250mg of 100% pure Coleus Forskohlii, standardised to 20% Forskolin, the same dosage as used in the studies for best results.
How does Forskolin (Coleus Forskohlii) work?
The main bioactive ingredient in Coleus Forskohlii (also known as the Indian Coleus plant) is Forskolin, which promotes an enzyme called cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP).
The cAMP enzyme has a synergistic effect on cells and boosts hormone sensitive lipase which has an effect on fat burning.
In other words Forskolin stimulates fat burning hormones and enzymes.
Get the recommended effective dosage with Forskolin XL
In the clinical studies, researchers used a daily dosage of 50mg standardised Forskolin (250mg of Coleus Forskohlii standardised to 20% Forskolin, or 500mg of Coleus Forskohlii standardised to 10%).
Our Forskolin 250 XL supplement features a 250mg daily dosage of high strength Coleus Forskohlii standardised at 20% Forskolin as used in the studies.
Beware of lower strength supplements which don’t list the standardised Forskolin content, or those with a daily serving less than 500mg@ 10% or 250mg@ 20%.
Clinical Studies: Key Findings from the Forskolin studies
According to early studies, forskolin helps promote weight loss through the following pathways:
You can find out more about these studies by clicking on our clinical studies tab.
Safety information and side effects reported for Forskolin
No significant side effects have been reported for forskolin supplementation.
Please consult your pharmacist or doctor if you are taking any medication. Supplements should not be used if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or taking prescription medication such as blood thinners.
Our supplement is caffeine free, is suitable for vegetarians, and does not contain any genetically modified ingredients.
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Nutritional information per serving (2 capsules):
Forskolin (Coleus Forskohlii Extract 20%) 250mg
Magnesium stearate (vegetable source), brown rice flour,
HPMC capsule. Suitable for Vegetarians
Manufactured in the UK to GMP standards for Better Nutrition Labs.
Guidelines for best results:
As a dietary supplement take 1 capsule 30 min before meals with a full glass of water 2 times daily.
Do not exceed recommended dose
Supplements should not be used to replace a balanced diet and lifestyle. If you are under 18, pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medications, consult a doctor before use.
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Effects of coleus forskohlii supplementation on body composition and hematological profiles in mildly overweight women
23 overweight females using 250mg (10% forskolin, contributing 25mg forskolin) twice daily for 12 weeks.
There was a non-significant decrease in weight from baseline in the Coleus group, but a significant difference between Coleus and placebo. It appeared to negate fat gain that the placebo group experienced. However, body fat percentage remained relatively constant in both groups.
Coleus group reported less fatigue, hunger, and fullness.
Body composition and hormonal adaptations associated with forskolin consumption in overweight and obese men
Overweight and Obese men were given two doses of 250mg Coleus Forskohlii (10% Forskolin by weight) over a period of 12 weeks in a double blind manner.
Lean mass increased 3.71+/-4.07kg in Coleus group and 1.57+/-2.56kg in control, and fat mass decreased 4.52+/-5.74kg in Coleus and 0.51+/-1.91kg in control. High variance was noted, but the fat loss was significantly different between groups.
Bone mass increased significantly, and favorable body composition changes were seen via DEXA. Testosterone increased in the Coleus group relative to placebo, but high variability was seen.
Clinical efficacy of Coleus forskohlii (Willd.) Briq. (Makandi) in hypertension of geriatric population
In a population of geriatric patients aged 50-80 years, Coleus Forskohlii dosed at 500mg (Ghana) or 700mg (Churna) thrice daily with meals for 2 months. The difference tested in this study was delivery system (specifically, capsules)
Blood pressure was reduced by about 10.75-12.07% systolic, and 8.65-9.80% diastolic when measured in a sitting position. Both groups were significant improvements from baseline, and no differences existed between groups.
2.6% and 2.38% reduction in BMI was seen with Ghana and Churna, respectively.
11.81% and 8% increases in HDL in Ghana and Churna, respectively.
Protective effect of forskolin in acetylcholine provocation in healthy probands. Comparison of 2 doses with fenoterol and placebo
Coleus Forskohlii was able to reduce asthmatic symptoms in response to acetylcholine stimulation, with a potency alongside fenoterol but at a ‘higher dose’. Higher dose not disclosed.
Forskolin versus sodium cromoglycate for prevention of asthma attacks: a single-blinded clinical trial
10mg of forskolin (active compound in coleus forskohlii) three times a day via capsules was effective in suppressing asthma attacks to a degree when supplemented, in a population of persons with mild to moderate asthma over a period of 6 months.