Forslean®

Forslean® is the patented extract of Coleus forskohlii, standardized at 10% forskoline. Forslean® stimulates the breakdown of existing fatty tissue by increasing the cAMP. cAMP is a molecule that plays an important role in various biological processes, one of which is lipolysis.

Moreover, researchers of the faculty of medicine at Penn State university found that obese people produce less cAMP.Based on these findings and other in vitro studies, they concluded that forskoline is an efficient fat burner, especially for those who produce less cAMP. This was confirmed by a study in which obese women were given 25mg of forskoline 2x/day. After 8 weeks, the test subjects had lost 4,5 kg of body fat on average and had reduced their fat percentage by almost 8%! (1) Below you can find the chart reflecting these conclusions:


In addition, increasing the cAMP production in obese men also contributes to a better testosterone production and a better protein synthesis. According to a study published in the Journal of Obesity Research in 2005 and during which overweighted men used 250mg of forskoline (standardized at 10%) 2x/day during 12 weeks, an 33% increase in testosterone production was noted. The men also lost 6kg of body fat on average and gained 4kg of muscles!

Forslean® is used as a key ingredient in Synedrine.

 
References:
1)Badmaev, V., Majeed, M., Conte, A., and Parker, J.  Diterpene Forskolin: A possible new compound for reduction of body weight by increasing lean body mass. Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, 2001, June, 115