Forskolin is an active natural compound, found in the roots of the plant Plectranthus barbatus (Coleus Forskolin). The plant is related to mint, historically grows in India and has been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years because of its overall health benefits. The mainly usage of Forskolin is to boost metabolism and burn the fat under the skin.
Nowadays, the medicine uses it to treat various medical diseases such as treating allergies, skin conditions, eczema, psoriasis, obesity, painful menstruation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), urinary tract infection (UTI), sexual problems, trouble sleeping (insomnia) and convulsions, high blood pressure and other heart and respiratory diseases. There are eye drops and inhalation products also based on Forskolin.
Uses in Fitness
Forskolin is relatively new product in the Fitness World. This supplement has multiple benefits for the fitness enthusiasts. It may help in:
*Transforming your body
*Promotion of healthy testosterone levels
*Supporting lean muscle mass and strength
*Promotion of healthy body composition
*Supporting fat loss
*Increasing the metabolism *
* Promotion of optimal thyroid function *
Low blood pressure
The memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center warns that treatment with forskolin can reduce your blood pressure. This potential side effect is called hypotension and can cause dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, loss of consciousness, pale skin, losing concentration or fatigue. On the other hand if you are suffering from high blood pressure, this could be a positive effect.
The treatment with forskolin can raise your normal pulse. This side effect is called tachycardia. When the pulse of your heart increases significantly, you may experience heart palpitations, consciousness, shortness of breath or chest pain.
Increased levels of acid in the stomach
Forskolin can increase the amount of acid in the stomach. It can cause side effects of nausea, heartburn and indigestion. This is very dangerous for people who had pre-existing gastrointestinal health problems, such as stomach ulcers.
If you’re determined to transform your body and you have already dedicated yourself to a balanced diet and active exercise program, the consumption of Forskolin can help in achieving your plans faster.
You can buy Forskolin as a standalone product. It also can be found as a ingredient in some thermogenic fat burners, and as a natural testosterone booster.
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Recommended serving is 50mg of active Forskolin daily. Do not forget to follow the instructions of the product.