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How to Burn More Calories Safely & Efficiently with Forskolin

Updated on February 23, 2016

Forskolin is being touted as the new weight loss miracle. The question is, is it just another fad that will soon die down without delivering results? If the well-known healing properties and health benefits of Indian Ayurveda are anything to go by, Forskolin is expected to be a highly effective weight loss supplement.

What is Forskolin?

Found in the roots of the Plectranthus Barbatus plant indigenous to India, this naturally-occurring chemical is not new to us. Coleus forskohlii, commonly known as Forskolin, has been used in Indian Ayurvedic treatments for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties but the West has known of it for a while. The compound works on heart muscles and in the walls of blood vessels. It helps to widen the blood vessels and produce a more powerful heartbeat. As a result, it helps to lower blood pressure.

Today, many manufacturers of herbal products in the West are producing extracts of Forskolin containing high concentrations of the compound. It is used to treat problems like asthma, inflammation, angina and obesity, among other things. This exotic natural compound related to the mint family and has also been used to activate an enzyme cAMP for better communication between cells and hormones.

How does Forskolin Help with Weight Loss?

Forskolin has suddenly come into the spotlight as a weight loss supplement because it has a remarkable property. It can burn fat faster by breaking down adipose tissue (which is really belly fat) and release fatty acids by thermogenesis. The body's temperature rises naturally during this process of fat breakdown. As a result, the body's metabolic rate goes up, and more calories are burnt off.

There is scientific evidence to support the weight loss evidence that users have seen. But there are some precautions to take in order to make the most of Forskolin for weight loss.

How to Maximize Results with Forskolin

Only buy pure Forskolin. The last thing you want is to spend your hard-earned money on weight loss products that contain more fillers and additives than is effective. Tablets are available in Forskolin 250 mg and 125 mg capsule formulations. When buying Forskolin read through the ingredients section and only buy the formulation that has at least 20 percent or higher of pure Forskolin extract.

Also make sure to take the right dosage of the compound. Start with a dose of around 25 mg to 60 mg a day. Let your body adapt to the substance, and give yourself time to find out if the compound interacts with any other drug that you are taking or any condition that you may have.

Precautions to Take

While the compound is generally safe, there are some precautions to take before you start your new weight loss routine without dieting, back-breaking exercise or surgery. Don't overdose, since its ability to lower blood pressure has been known to cause some side effects like dizziness and nausea. If you have had heart complications in the past, it is best to avoid Forskolin. Lastly, it interferes with anti-hypertensive and blood thinning drugs, so you should avoid Forskolin if you are taking any such drugs.

In general, Forskolin is safe for adults to use. Consult your doctor before starting on the weight loss regimen with the compound, and look forward to a slimmer, healthier new you!

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