The effectiveness and side effects of Forskolin

Forskolin is a chemical that is found in the roots of a plant known as Plectranthus barbatus. In ancient times, this plant was used to treat heart disorders which include high blood pressure and chest pain. The plant was also used to treat respiratory disorders such as asthma.

Forskolin is used to treat multiple disorders and or medical conditions. This product can be taken by mouth or intravenously (by IV) it all depends on the medical condition. When taken by mouth, this medical product is used to treat the following: Allergies, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, obesity, painful crumps, irritable bowel syndrome, urinary tract infections, bladder infections, advanced cancer, blood clots, insomnia and convulsions. In some cases, some individuals may use the inhale method for asthma and eye drops for glaucoma treatments. Treatments through the IV method are used for heart failure.

There have been some studies about the consumption of forskolin affecting the body composition, testosterone, metabolic rate in overweight men. The body composition changes were reflected by a decrease in body fat percentage and fat mass. Results did reflect significant increase for lean body mass. Tests took place over a 12 week trial period. The product proved to be a therapeutic agent for the management and treatment of obesity.

There can be some non- threatening side effects when using the product. However, depending on the treatment involved, obtaining information about any side effects is recommended. Individuals should always seek advice from a medical professional; such as their primary care provider. One would be able to be prepared to deal with any of the effects or can seek an alternative if unable to unable them.

Before use, individuals are advised to communicate with their medical providers about any current medical conditions such as blood pressure or heart conditions, pregnancies or breast feeding, current medications, and need to obtain valid approvals. The product might increase bleeding during and after surgery, as such, it is highly recommended that individuals stop using the product at least 2 weeks prior to a scheduled surgery. One needs to obtain as much information about the product from their primary care provider and need to take time to research the product.

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