It’s common knowledge that carrying extra fat on the body puts a person at a higher risk of serious health risks and with a year like no other, so the stress and worry felt by all has impacted many a waistline. When it comes to losing this fat, the age-old mantra of eating less and moving more is always the simple solution. Supplementation is another simple method to helping one gain maximum health benefits, but can a supplement really help you lose weight?
In another study published in Wiley Online Library, body composition and hormonal adaptations associated with forskolin in overweight and obese men were analysed.
“Thirty subjects were studied in a randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled and forskolin study for 12 weeks,” noted the study.
“Forskolin was shown to elicit favourable changes in body composition by significantly decreasing body fat percentage and fat mass (FM) as determined by DXA compared with the placebo group.
“Additionally, forskolin administration resulted in a change in bone mass for the 12‐week trial compared with the placebo group.”
Alternative practitioners have attributed forskolin with a multitude of medicinal properties on top of helping to burn fat, including the treatment or prevention of heart disease, angina, irritable bowel syndrome, urinary tract infections, eczema, psoriasis, thyroid disease, and high blood pressure.
While many of these claims remain unproven, recent studies suggest that forskolin may, in fact, offer certain health benefits.
Research on the supplement remains limited and as with most new supplementation, its strongly advised to consult with your GP beforehand.