Coleus Forskohlii

Last Updated: November 17 2022

Coleus forskohlii is an herb used in traditional medicine that may boost testosterone and induce fat loss, particularly in men.

Coleus Forskohlii is most often used for


Coleus forskohlii is an herb historically used in Ayurveda (Ayurvedic medicine).

Today, Coleus forskohlii is used as a fat burning supplement.

The main bioactive ingredient in Coleus forskohlii is called forskolin. Through forskolin, Coleus forskohlii supplementation may increase testosterone, and protect against cancer and inflammation. Further research is needed to confirm these effects, since forskolin is most often used as a research tool in vitro, or outside the body, like in a test tube or petri dish. Forskolin may act differently inside the body.

Forskolin increases cellular levels of a molecule called cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). Elevated cAMP levels are associated with increased rates of fat loss, and can improve the effects of other fat burning compounds.

Forskolin is still being researched for its effects on testosterone and fat loss, but preliminary evidence is promising.

What else is Coleus Forskohlii known as?
Note that Coleus Forskohlii is also known as:
  • Forskolin
  • Coleonol
  • 7-Beta-acetoxy-8 13-epoxy-1-alpha 6-Beta 9-alpha-trihydroxy-labd-14-en-11-one
Dosage information

To supplement Coleus forskohlii, take 250 mg of a supplement that contains 10% forskolin, twice a day, for a 500 mg total daily dose.

Further research is needed to determine the optimal Coleus forskohlii dose.

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