Forskolin is a supplement for testosterone and thyroid hormones derived from the herb Coleus forskohlii. Studies have shown that it increases muscle mass, reduces body fat and lowers blood pressure while increasing metabolism.
All this happens by increasing the cAMP level (cyclic adenosine monophosphate), which is an interesting compound because it acts as a kind of chemical switch that turns all types of body cells on and off.
For example, increased LAMP cells can cause testicular Leydig cells to produce more testosterone, which in itself can lead to extra lean body mass. Elevated levels of cAMP may also result in increased production of hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL), releasing free fatty acids that are used by the body as fuel.
Forskolin also regulates the thyroid gland, leading to some researchers
But be careful …
Because it comes from a plant, standardization is a pretty big problem. Many Forskolin products are just "grass clippings" (the entire plant is dried, crumbled and filled into a capsule).
The herb also has a short half-life of about 4 hours, so you need to take it pretty often for best results. Not ideal. And although its oral absorption is good, its bioavailability is questionable, as many things seem to affect the way in which they've made it into the bloodstream. To taste good, you want each batch of forskolin to work as described. But plants are fickle. One batch is not like the previous one or the other. So you need to make sure that you get a product that is made up entirely of the active ingredient Forskolin Carbonate and not the aforementioned "grass clippings".
By extracting and purifying the active ingredient, you increase the duration of action from 4 to 1
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