Much of the forskolin research we have today does not involve weight loss at all, which makes it difficult to evaluate the science and research behind forskolin. According to researchers, subjects who took forskolin saw several favorable changes in body composition. We do have one published double-blind trial that evaluated the body composition of fifteen men for twelve weeks. This essentially means that the men taking forskolin lost body fat mass with somewhat improved lean muscle mass. Another forskolin study was conducted in rats that found that Forskolin Extract Review was very effective in preventing obesity in rats that were fed a high-fat diet. This study is great but it doesn’t instill major confidence in forskolin.
A non-weight loss related forskolin study found that men who had been given forskolin also lost a noticeable amount to rate, which was attributed to higher free testosterone levels. However, this is a study in rats not humans so it isn’t very hopeful either. Bone density also increased in the subjects as well. While the research is highly circumstantial and doesn’t deliver definitive proof about forskolin, it seems like forskolin can still help with weight loss. Forskolin does not have the “WOW” factor of other supplements like Garcinia. It appears that the increase in free testosterone levels will certainly help men than women but forskolin also seems to appear cyclic AMP, or cAMP levels – which benefits both men and women.