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Forskolin root extract – benefits

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016

Forskolin root extract is used to treat various health ailments, some of these have been mentioned below. These are based on clinical trials.

  • Glaucoma

Forskolin along with rutin was administered as oral treatment to control and reduce IOP in patients who have shown a poor response to previous multi-therapy. The oral administration of both rutin and Forskolin extract together contributes to control intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients under extreme tolerable medical therapy.

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  • Obesity

A study conducted on the effect of Forskolin in obese men – The study showed the effect of Forskolin on testosterone, body composition , blood pressure and metabolic rate in overweight as well as obese men (BMI > or = 26 kg/m (2)) men.  30 subjects were taken and studied in a random, double blind, placebo controlled study for a time period of 12 weeks.  Coleus Forskolin extract was shown to generate favorable results in the body composition by reducing body fat percentage (BF %) as well as fat mass. In addition to this it was observed that there was a change in the bone mass in this 12 week trial compared with the placebo group, this video in the serum total testosterone concentration had increased 16% in the Forskolin group.  Oral injection administered for a period of 1 weeks had shown an alter in the body composition while increasing bone mass as well as serum free testosterone level in obese men.

  • Asthma

A single blinded clinical study was conducted on children as well as adults to determine the effect of Forskolin in treating as well as controlling asthma. This was conducted in a public hospital in Mexico on 40 patients with mild or moderate persistent asthma. Some were given the treatment of Forskolin at a dose of 10mg/day orally in capsule form.

Others were given two inhalations of sodium Cromoglycate after every 8 hours in the day. It was observed that patients who received Forskolin (8/20, 40%) they benefited more in terms of recovery that those who received sodium Cromoglycate (17/20, 85%).


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