This extract from Coleus forskolii contains the diterpenoid forskolin, a compound which stimulates the activity of adenylate-cyclase, thus increasing the concentration of the second messenger cAMP. This protein-kynase mediated stimulation of the active form of the hormone-sensitive lipase results in an improved release of fatty acids from the body adipose tissue.
Coleus barbatus Benth.
Rhizome and root
≥80.0% of forskolin by HPLC
Lipolytic, Vasokinetic, cAMP stimulator
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