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