With Obesity in epidemic proportions, people understand anything that will help them lose weight. The caveat here is that some substances can endanger your health. Prescription drugs have side effects, so natural alternatives must be considered. Keep in mind that all-natural can also cause health hazards. Guarana is all natural, but contains caffeine alkaloids and can accelerate your heart rate. What needs to be done here is to always consider what you consume in relation to the food and drinks you consume. If you drink cola drinks, Tea or Coffee, you already get caffeine in your system, so be careful.
The new star in the arena of weight loss supplements is Forskolin. This herb has been used for hundreds of years. Coleus forskohlii, or Forskolin, also known as Plectranthus barbatus and can be found in tropical climates, especially in India. This herb is used in the practice of ayurvedic medicine for a variety of conditions, but has recently proven to be an effective aid for weight loss.
Through a biological event cascade, Forskolin promotes the release of fat-burning enzymes called Lipase. What this research shows is that the use of Forskolin stimulates weight loss, and that weight loss tends to be permanent. This is an herb that will increase your metabolic rate, and break down stored fat tissue. This will help reduce fat mass without reducing muscle mass. Forskolin will also increase insulin levels which help absorb nutrients.
Recent clinical studies, including a double-placebo-controlled study published in 2012, show that Forskolin 250 "significantly reduces body fat percentage and fat mass", as well as "a significant increase in lean body mass". Participants lose an average of five pounds of pure body fat, while building lean muscle mass for a lean, toned appearance.
According to a study published in Obesity Research in 2005, men who were overweight or obese were assigned to receive Forskolin or placebo every day for 12 weeks. At the end of the study, members of the Forskolin group showed a greater reduction in body fat and a greater increase in lean body mass (compared with placebo group members). Study participants treated with Forskolin also experienced a significant increase in bone mass.
Healthy diet and exercise should be part of an effort to lose weight, you cannot just rely on supplements to change your body. The best results are always achieved by people watching what they eat, and participating in several forms of exercise several times a week.
Steven A. Stanley has been in the Nutrition Supplement Industry for 30 years. He is a well-known freelance writer, and healthsupplement formulator. He recently released a new food supplement called Adjuvan7 which is the only formula that contains 7 of the top weight loss ingredients. He has used the Synergism theory, where the combination of ingredients works together to make each individual ingredient stronger.