Coleus forskohlii is a plant, traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine. The main active compound in Coleus forskohlii is called forskolin which has a molecular mass of 410.507 g·mol−1 and the chemical formula C22H34O7.
Coleus forskohlii Extract Benefits and Uses
Coleus forskohlii (also known as Plectranthus barbatus) is a member of the mint plant family. Anecdotally, the active compound, forskohlin, is taken for its perceived natural metabolism-supporting and thermogenic properties..
Coleus forskohlii extract is also known by a few different names, including:
- Plectranthus barbatus
- Indian coleus
- Coleus barbatus
Supplementing with this product is likely to be safe for most people, when used at the correct serving size. Coleus forskohlii can result in an upset stomach when taken in excess. Do not exceed the recommended serving size.
Warning: Do not take Coleus forskohlii supplements if you are taking any blood pressure or blot clotting medication. If you have any medical conditions, speak to your doctor before using Coleus forskohlii extract.