Benefits Of Taking Coleus Forskohlii
Another natural ingredient appearing in a few natural health supplements is Coleus Forskohlii.. A natural indian plant based herbal extract that is commonly found in fat burning formulas.
Its active compound is called Forskolin.. it works in the body to activate an enzyme that increases a molecule known as cAMP.
When this molecule (cAMP) is increased in fat cells, it can help speed the fat burning process, thus making the supplements more effective.
Coleus Forskohlii is also known as Foskolin, Coleonol and 7beta-acetoxy-1alpha,6beta,9alpha-trihydroxy-8,13-epoxy-labd-14-en-11-one.
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Effects Of Coleus Forskohlii Supplementation
It has been reported that taking Coleus Forskohlii can help reduce or alleviate symptoms of the following:
- Obesity ( more effective in males)
- Intraocular pressure
- Bone Mineral Density
- Body Fat Mass
- HDL Cholesterol
It has a yellowish brown colour when in supplement form, it is known for its quite pleasant smell, but bitter taste
The suggested dose is 500mg (10% forskolin) per day, often split into two servings.
Coleus Forskohlii As A Testosterone Booster
There have been a few studies that examined just how Coleus Forskohlii reacted and worked at hormonal levels to increase testosterone levels.
The results do seem to show a minor increase when a dose of 250mg was taken twice a day by men who were overweight.
Its ability to increase cAMP replicates the actions of luteinizing hormone in the testicles to increase testosterone levels.
It has also shown an ability to induce CYP34 in the liver – another precursor to increased testosterone productions
The general thoughts are that Coleus Forskohlii is more effective when used in overweight men… those that were slimmer and/or fitter saw little or no increases in testosterone.
Coleus Forskohlii has shown some beneficial effects in the regeneration of testosterone production
Its effects, however, do appear to me more effective in men ( more than women) who are obese..
Generally speaking, anybody who is otherwise fit, healthy and of average weight will possibly fail to see any benefits from taking Coleus Forskohlii..
ABOUT THE AUTHOR –
I am 58 years old, I currently live in London. I have one married daughter aged 33
I have always had a passion for fitness, In my younger days I was a keen swimmer and competed at county level both at home and abroad. I am also a keen squash and tennis player and have always been a keen gym goer.
I have a CPD accreditation in Sports Nutrition and am a published author with my articles featuring in some popular publications.
Over the past 12 years I have studied the effects of testosterone both in the younger man and as we get older, the effects of low or reduced testosterone and how increasing its production can really improve your health.
On a personal level, a number of years ago, I was diagnosed with Low-T myself, and my own in-depth research has helped me to redress my own health concerns.