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Forskolin is made from the root of a plant in the mint family. The plant grows in Nepal, India, and Thailand. It has long been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
Some research suggests that forskolin may aid in weight loss and muscle building.
It has been used to treat asthma and glaucoma.
It is not known whether taking forskolin is safe, because it has not been thoroughly studied. Some negative reactions to forskolin have been reported. These include:
Flushing, fast heart beats, and low blood pressure when taken through an IV
Upper respiratory tract irritation, cough, tremor, and restlessness when inhaled
Stinging of the eyes and enlarging of the blood vessels in the eyes
People taking blood thinners or anti-platelet drugs should not take forskolin. Also, certain high blood pressure drugs may interact with forskolin, including:
Calcium channel blockers
Avoid taking forskolin if you take such medications.
Forskolin should also be avoided if you have polycystic kidney disease. The safety of forskolin in pregnant and breastfeeding women is not known, so they should avoid it.
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