Coleus Forskolii (Forskolin): To support cognition and help open neurological pathways
Coleus Foskoli is a herb historically used in Ayurvedic medicine. The active ingredient is called Forskolin which is a chemical found in the roots of the plant Coleus Forskoli. Ancient Hindu Ayurvedic texts describe the use of extracts of Coleus Forskohlii for various remedies but Forskolin (the active photochemical in Coleus Forskohlii) was first discovered in 1974 and has been the subject of many laboratory studies. It has been shown to be a very powerful activator of the enzyme adenylate cyclase and is proven to increase the intracellular levels of cAMP.
What else is Forskolin used for:
Forskolin has also been used since ancient times to treat heart disorders such as high blood pressure and chest pain (angina), as well as respiratory disorders such as asthma. More recently it is used as a supplement to help aid weight loss
Are there any side effects with forskolin:
- Low blood pressure: Coleus might lower blood pressure. If your blood pressure is already low, taking coleus might make it drop too much.
- Surgery: Coleus might increase bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using coleus at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
- Breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking coleus if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
How long has it been used for?
Forskolin (the active photochemical in Coleus Forskohlii) was first discovered in 1974 and has been the subject of many laboratory studies since.
How does it work?
Forskolin increases cellular levels of a molecule called cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). Check out the science section to learn more.
Natural Sources of Forskolin
Coleus Forskoli is a natural herb.