Forskolin – Fat Burner: Alternative to Stimulants
Forskolin is an interesting alternative to stimulant based thermogenics like ephedrine, yohimbe, and similar compounds. Forskolin acts differently. Instead of revving up your system, forskolin actually activates the enzymes responsible for burning fat. By doing so, forskolin increase metabolism and promotes weight loss.
Forskolin increases the levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)
cAMP is a signal for the body to turn on its fat burning enzymes. As the body burns fat, it increases metabolism. People who are obese tend to have lower levels of cAMP. Forskolin significantly increased metabolism and reduced body fat in several studies of obese patients.
Clinical studies have shown forskolin burns fat
Forskolin has been shown to promote weight loss and reduce body fat. In one study, forskolin was shown to decrease body fat in men and promote weight loss. In another, forskolin was shown to reduce body fat in women and led to weight loss. A topical cream containing forskolin was shown to reduce body fat under the skin.
Forskolin burns fat in two ways
Forskolin is thought to increase metabolism and promote weight loss in two ways. First, forskolin increase cAMP. cAMP turns on fat burning enzymes called lipases, which burn fat. Secondly, forskolin enhances thyroid function, which increases metabolism and promotes weight loss. The effect of forskolin on the thyroid has been demonstrated in the lab,, and in people.
What is forskolin?
Forskolin is the primary constituent of the extract from the root of Coleus Forskohlii. Forskolin is a member of the mint family. Forskolin has been used in traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years. Forskolin has also been used in South American traditional medicine as well.
Other health-promoting benefits of forskolin
As forskolin continues to be researched, there is mounting evidence to support that it may provide a number of health-promoting benefits. Studies have shown positive effects of forskolin in asthma, weight management, and others. However, it is important to note that the claims linking forskolin to these benefits have not been approved by the FDA. Forskolin should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.