In the blogging world, the health and fitness industry is ever prevalent and becoming more popular by the day. One particular subject is blowing up the web and being included in different health and diet tracking apps. It’s called forskolin and we decided to break down why it has become so popular.
Forskolin or plectranthus barbatus is an Indian herb which is used in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of a number of medical conditions. The traditional pharmacological uses of Forskolin include treatment of gastrointestinal tract disorders like intestinal and gastric spasms, stomachache, nausea, and vomiting, skin allergies, arthritis, rheumatism, obesity, glaucoma, and cardiovascular disorders like hypertension, myocardial infarction i.e. heart attack, angina, stroke, and heart failure.
We’ve formulated a research-based analysis of whether Forskolin really helps in the management of obesity and cardiovascular diseases
Mechanism of Action of Forskolin and Its Related Health Benefits
According to this Forskolin review, it works by stimulating and regulating an enzyme adenylate cyclase which is the precursor of Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate i.e. cAMP. This cAMP is an important compound which leads to the formation of Adenosine Triphosphate i.e. ATP by the process of double phosphorylation.
ATP works as the major energy reservoir of the body and provides energy for the proper functioning of different body mechanisms which includes; hepatic metabolism, elimination of waste products through renal system, renin-angiotensin system for maintenance of arterial pressure, and more.
Other than this, cAMP also stimulates the production of those metabolic hormones which are directly involved in activating the body’s natural fat-burning mechanism i.e. lipolysis.Read more