A third human trial demonstrating body recomposition effects from forskolin? Yes please.
This time, it was done in totally normal, fairly young volunteers.
Two things to note:
This was 8 weeks at my favorite dose of 100mg.
Secondly, due to the 10% extract, 1/5 of the participants had to drop out due to GI issues.
In 8 weeks, subjects lost an extra >4 lbs of pure fat mass over baseline and 0.9 lbs LBM. Since they were not weight training, weight loss that is 80% fat mass in NORMAL volunteers is extremely impressive and likely actually indicative of a muscle-sparing effect (demonstrated in other studies).
Moral of the story:
Forskolin is good. 50mg is the lowest proven dose; 100mg, my favorite dose, is now backed by science.
Get a high quality, high % extract. It will limit GI issues while maximizing active constituents for fat loss and such.
A Coleus forskohlii extract improves body composition in healthy volunteers: An open-label trial