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Coleus Forskohlii Review: Can It Help Me Lose Weight Safely?

Coleus Forskohlii (CF) has just been recently introduced in the weight loss industry but it’s actually been used for hundreds of years in traditional medicine. Also known as Forskolin or forslean, this extract provides so many health benefits. If you look up information about CF today you are likely to come across articles about its ability to help you lose weight and eliminate excess fat but for the longest time it was actually used for a number of purposes such as: In the treatment of asthma, Prevention and management of angina, Treatment of insomnia, To get rid of skin rash, Management of epilepsy, And to treat bronchitis. But ever since experts discovered its ability to help people lose weight, it’s become more and more popular in mainstream media. In fact many renowned doctors like Dr Oz have touted the effectiveness of forskolin to burn fat. An Overview of Coleus Forskohlii The plant scientifically known as Plectranthus Barbatus belongs to the mint family and is native to Thailand, Nepal and India. Its root is where the extract forskolin is obtained from and it has become a staple in traditional medicine in those areas. But it wasn’t until the 1970s when medical science took an interest in this plant. It was then that scientists discovered the extract forskolin, which to their disbelief, not only treats ailments but also aids in weight loss. Is There Any Scientific Proof? So as you can see, the wonderful benefits of this extract is not just based on hearsay. There is actually scientific evidence to back it up. Several studies have been made on Coleus Forskohlii. One of them involved rats. They were administered the extract daily while at the same time made to consume the cafeteria diet which consists mostly of junk food to hasten weight gain. But the findings of this study, which was published in Pharmacognosy Research, show that the rats lost weight and had a reduced food intake. This only proves one thing: pure natural forskolin can help you lose weight even if you don’t follow a healthy diet. But obviously, if you want to get even better results, just stick to a healthy diet, would you? Another experiment, this time involving humans, once again proved the benefits of CF extract. This study was published in the Obesity Research and it involved two groups of overweight individuals who didn’t engage in any physical activity. One group was given 250 mg of 10% standardized Forskolin supplement two times daily. The other group was given a placebo. Neither of the group knew what they were given. After 12 weeks both groups were measured in terms of weight and body fat. It was found that the group who were given forskolin lost more body fat, had a marked increased lean body mass and improved testosterone levels compared to the 2nd group. How Does It Help You Lose Weight? You’re probably wondering how this extract works. It actually involves several processes according to scientists. Take a look: […]

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