Forskolin is a supplement made from extracts of an Indian mint-like plant, which also grow in Thailand. In those regions, it’s seen long use in their traditional medicine.
Taking forskolin regularly can have the same effects on your heart as your daily exercise. Studies show that taking forskolin has similar healthy effects on your cardiovascular system as doing cardio.
Forskolin is also proven to help you lose weight and lessen your appetite. Researchers found that giving forskolin to rats made them eat much less and gain less weight even though they were tempted with a high-fat, high-sugar cafeteria diet. Also, a 12-week study done on obese men taking 250 milligrams of forskolin twice a day lost more weight and had higher levels of testosterone than the control group.
Taking forskolin also treats asthma by relaxing the muscles of your lungs, which is similar to what asthma medications do.
Unfortunately, forskolin interferes with some medications, including anti-clotting pharmaceuticals. It can also aggravate some forms of kidney diseases. Talk to your doctor before adding forskolin to your daily regimen.