Pure Forskolin Extract
Citing The Forskolin Benefits
Do you want to know what the Forskolin Benefits you can get are? Forskolin is a weight loss and bodybuilding herb supplement, which has gained some attention in the market. It is alternatively marketed as Colforsin and Coleonol as well. It is an organic compound derived from the tuberous roots of Indian Coleus plant. It seems to have gained some visibility after it was featured by Dr Oz in one of his shows. Indian Coleus plant has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. As part of Ayurvedic medicine(Ancient Indian medicine) tradition it was used for treating various heart conditions including high blood pressure, chest pain(angina), painful urination, convulsions and respiratory disorders such as asthma.
Unfortunately very little science has gone behind the modern day claims about medicinal benefits of this herb. It seems like today's opportunistic marketers do not care about thorough research but start drumming up their campaigns at slightest hints of what may be remotely effective. To get back to the point, there was only one peer reviewed scientific study done about Forskolin which was published in scientific journal. This study showed significant effects on overweight and obese men. It reduced body fat percentage and body fat mass. It also increased lean bone mass and serum testosterone levels in overweight and obese men. One should take notice that study was conducted only on men! Just one scientific study is definitely not sufficient enough to establish credibility of a supplement product. Forskolin activates enzyme adenylyl cyclase. This enzyme is involved in transmitting chemicals signals from outside of a cell, through cell membrane to the inside of a cell. Subsequent effect is increased level of chemical messenger called cyclic AMP(Adenosine monophosphate) or cAMP in short. cAMP is an important messenger in many biological processes. It is responsible for transferring effects of hormones like adrenaline, which cannot pass through the cell membranes, to inside of the cell. Subsequently it plays role in regulation of glycogen, sugar and lipid metabolism.