Forskolin is one of the very well known supplements which are used for treating variety of ailments. There is a plant called Coleas forskohlii whose leaves and roots are used for creating this medicine. This plant is also found in India and belongs to mint genus. Doctors use this medicine for treating heart problem, respiratory function. It is also used as weight loss supplement.

Little historical facts

In tropical countries like East Africa and India this plant is usually found. Number of Ayurvedic medicines are prepared in India by using its leaves and roots for healing different ailments. In old Sanskrit manuscripts also the name of this plant is found to be mentioned which were used for treating insomnia and diseases of heart and lungs.

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Popularity about the benefits of this plant has grown in the Western countries from the early seventies. Its effects on various cardiovascular diseases were deeply studied. Thereafter plenty of clinical trials were done both on animal as well as on humans.

Various uses of Forskolin

From earlier days people were using this plant for treating number of respiratory problems like asthma and various heart related problems. It was also useful for angina a kind of chest pain and high blood pressure.

Nowadays, its supplements are prescribed for different kinds of skin related problems like psoriasis. Treatment for obesity and weight management is also one of the popular uses of this supplement. In addition to that this supplement is also used for treatment of following conditions.

  • Intestinal colic
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bladder infection
  • Menstrual problems of women.

It is also used for certain sexual dysfunctions of men, thyroid gland stimulation and during advance stage of cancer. In the treatment of certain eye condition like glaucoma due to intraocular pressure also this supplement is used.

Dosage requirement for weight loss

Initially to start with one should take lower dosage so that your body gets adapted to this medicine. In order to burn your fat, one should take dosage of 25 mg to 60 mg daily. Nowadays there are 125 mg capsules also available in the market, however one need to check its other ingredients before consuming them.

One must avoid using those products which contain fillers. In such case make sure by looking at its constituents that it contains 20 per cent of pure forskolin. Make sure that you buy a product that is manufactured in developed countries like UK or Canada.


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