Forskolin

  1. Forskolin


    I have seen some conflicting information about how and when to dose. Some products say to take forskolin on an empty stomach and eat 20-30 minutes later, but forskolin needs fat to be absorbed. Can someone clarify this for me?
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  2. bump, I have heard this too bro.

  3. 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.
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  4. Yeah, I've searched here and M&M for the past few days and was trying to get a solid answer.
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  5. 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.
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  6. 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.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    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.
    I usually eat about 30 minutes or so after dosing.
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  8. Never enough
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    this is from Sabinsa, the patent holder on forslean...

    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.
    so a 250mg of 10% capsule, 30 minutes before a meal. Doesn't say anything about fat....
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    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....
    I don't think fat is totally necessary for it to work; however, the lipophylicity (I think I just made that word up) of forskolin would suggest that an emulsifying agent such as lecithin or oils (which help release emulsifying agents in the gut) will aid in a better absorption (more bang for your buck, more or less).
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  10. 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.
  11. Never enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    I don't think fat is totally necessary for it to work; however, the lipophylicity (I think I just made that word up) of forskolin would suggest that an emulsifying agent such as lecithin or oils (which help release emulsifying agents in the gut) will aid in a better absorption (more bang for your buck, more or less).
    given its cost though, its not like it matters a ton. bulk is cheap as heck compared to a lot of other things. If 50mg/day without that did it, you can do it for what $0.25 a day?
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  12. I usually go about 15-20 minutes pre-meals. Always seems to work well that way for me.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    given its cost though, its not like it matters a ton. bulk is cheap as heck compared to a lot of other things. If 50mg/day without that did it, you can do it for what $0.25 a day?
    Given the cost, you can take with lecithin for a penny or so more per day

    Either way should suffice. Dr.D and I are lecithinaholics.
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  14. Sinner how much lecithin would you recommend taking with the Forskolin? Also is there a difference between soy and egg lecithin. Thanks.
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  15. 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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  16. Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    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!
    ummm one day i hope i know about everything like you...lol but really great info like usual
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    ...but no really great info like usual
    Wow!
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    Wow!
    omg i put a no? LOL i do not know how that got in there....i meant great like usual...i edited it srry man
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  19. Never enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    omg i put a no? LOL i do not know how that got in there....i meant great like usual...i edited it srry man
    you just needed a comma after the really for it to read right

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  20. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    you just needed a comma after the really for it to read right

    LOL first everyone misunderstood and thought i said drive did not boost test and now this...the AN reps must wanna kill me
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