- 02-20-2008, 12:16 AM
- 02-20-2008, 10:29 AM
02-20-2008, 12:09 PM
I have always heard that forskoin needs to be taken with fats. If your on MM, check our a thread asking about "forskolin half life". I'd post a link, but you know.
I have heard there are water soluable forms of forskolin (like Carbolin-19 I believe). These don't seem to need fat to be delivered, and have a longer half life (although if it is transported by fat, the half life is irrelevant). Whether this is true or not, I don't really know.
Of course, I'm looking for an answer as much as you guys.
02-20-2008, 04:03 PM
Yeah, I've searched here and M&M for the past few days and was trying to get a solid answer.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
02-20-2008, 04:08 PM
I am curious about this also, I usually take my forskolin 1 - 1:30 after eating. I have been using it for about 7 weeks now i have put on a little muscle and weight has stayed about the same.
Muscle Pharm Rep
02-20-2008, 04:19 PM
Probably your best bet would be to take on an empty stomach with a lecithin softgel. Lecithin comes in 1200mg softgels, and will greatly aid in absorption.
02-20-2008, 04:20 PM
02-20-2008, 04:49 PM
this is from Sabinsa, the patent holder on forslean...
so a 250mg of 10% capsule, 30 minutes before a meal. Doesn't say anything about fat....Proof of Efficacy Summary
ForsLean® was tested in an open-field study with a population of six overweight women (BMI>25). The tested formula was in the form of two-piece, hard shell capsules; each capsule contained 250 mg of ForsLean®. The overweight, but otherwise healthy women, received one capsule twice daily for eight weeks. Participants were instructed to take one capsule in the morning and one in the evening, half an hour before a meal. Each participant was asked to maintain her previous daily physical exercise and eating habits. In addition, physical activity was monitored based on a questionnaire before and during the trial.
02-20-2008, 05:21 PM
02-20-2008, 05:27 PM
From experience you should take it about 1 hr before your meal. If you take it with food I found you don't get the sweating effect much at all. I'm not sure if it still works or what but taking it on an empty stomach works just fine for me.
02-20-2008, 06:17 PM
02-20-2008, 07:06 PM
I usually go about 15-20 minutes pre-meals. Always seems to work well that way for me.
NSCA-CSCS and CPT - Doctor of Physical Therapy
02-20-2008, 07:12 PM
02-21-2008, 11:10 AM
Sinner how much lecithin would you recommend taking with the Forskolin? Also is there a difference between soy and egg lecithin. Thanks.
Muscle Pharm Rep
02-21-2008, 12:32 PM
As far as I know, Forskolin is best taken before food, as it is better absorbed on an empty stomach. The suggestion that it should be taken with food or fats was probably influenced by the fact that, other than the active diterpene, forskolin, coleus forskohlii also contains other diterpenes as well as volatile oils. However, these volatile oils are not only available in trace amounts in coleus, but practically all the pharmacological properties of coleus are traceable to forskolin. So the volatile oils do not play a role here. The simultaneous intake of fats is not a requirement for forskolin efficacy, either. As a matter of fact, forskolin even stimulates digestive enzymes such as amylase and pepsin, and also regulates saliva production. So, taken on an empty stomach, forskolin will also help prepare our digestive system to function better when we eat later. Just an additional benefit!
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02-21-2008, 01:58 PM
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