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Coleus Forskohlii - Best Natural Solutions


Coleus Forskolii is known to promote overall vitality and well-being. Some of the many health benefits are weight loss, regulate blood pressure/blood sugar/histamine, treat glaucoma, help protect the liver. Regulation of histamine helps reduce symptoms of asthma and allergy. Coleus contains forskohlin which has been found to stabilize the cells that release histamine and other inflammatory compounds. Paradise Herbs uses natural extraction (not toxic solvents) using the finest quality whole root.

Supplement Facts: 

Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule  Servings per Container: (60) 250 mg p/capsule

Amount per Serving: Coleus Forskolhii Root extract 10:1

Other Ingredients: Vegetarian Capsule (plant cellulose). No fillers or excipients.

Recommended Dosage: 1 capsule or as recommended by health care professional

Benefits of coleus forskohlii Dec 4, 2015 by University Health News (UHN)

 Many Health Benefits of the Coleus Plant: Lose Weight, Lower Blood Pressure, Treat Glaucoma .... 

The coleus plant, a member of the mint family, is popular for its use in gardening due to its brightly colored leaves of green and purple. But that's not all it has to offer—the root of Coleus Forskohlii has been traditionally used as medicine since ancient times.

The root is rich in forskohlin, a compound that increases the activity of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), a messenger molecule that helps regulate the metabolism of glucose, proteins, and lipids, as well as the function of hormones like adrenaline.

Blood pressure - In both laboratory and clinical studies, forskohlin from coleus significantly lowers blood pressure by relaxing the muscles found in blood vessel walls. Researchers of one study concluded that if patients are administered this natural treatment as soon as hypertension is detected, "then the unnecessary use of powerful synthetic drugs, causing a number of adverse effects, can be effectively avoided."Studies have also shown that forskohlin inhibits platelet aggregation, which has additional benefits on cardiovascular health.

Weight loss - By increasing the activity of cAMP, forskohlin also promotes the breakdown of human fat cells. cAMP also increases the basal metabolic rate and affects other processes that can influence appetite and energy use in the body. A study in rats with diet-induced obesity found that treatment with coleus extract led to normalization of blood lipid levels, with a decrease in LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as an increase in HDL-cholesterol. These changes in lipid profiles are beneficial in controlling weight and avoiding obesity-related diseases like metabolic syndrome. Other animal studies show that administration of this plant extract significantly reduces food intake. Additionally, while more research is needed in humans, initial trials suggest that coleus is safe and effective for losing weight and body fat.

Glaucoma - Glaucoma is caused by an elevated intraocular pressure (pressure in the eye). Forskohlin found in the coleus plant can lower intraocular pressure by activation of cAMP and reduction in the flow of liquid into the eye. Human studies have shown that a topical application of coleus to the eye effectively lowers intraocular pressure. More research is needed to determine the effect of oral dosages on eye health.

Liver protection - Coleus also contains many polyphenols, tannins, flavonols, and other biologically active compounds. It can thus act as a powerful antioxidant. Studies in rats have shown that coleus extracts can protect the liver from damage induced by toxins.This protective effect on the liver has many potential therapeutic benefits.

Blood sugar - As mentioned above, cAMP helps regulate glucose metabolism. Forskohlin also enhances the signal that tells pancreatic cells to release insulin. In a laboratory study, forskohlin administered orally for 8 weeks decreased glucose levels in healthy rats and helped to moderate the severity of high blood sugar in diabetic rats..

Other benefits - Coleus may also be beneficial in protecting against cancer metastasis, raising thyroid levels in hypothyroidisim, reducing symptoms of psoriasis, and helping to treat asthma and allergies.

Dosage - The recommended oral dosages of coleus extracts (standardized to 10% forskohlin) are generally between 100 and 250 mg twice daily. Coleus forskohlii is the most commonly used species of this plant used medicinally, so look for a high quality supplement with this latin name on the label.


Jan 2016 - Started taking to reduce histamine (sneezing, runny eyes and nose). Pleasant surprise was 5 lb weight loss. Do not want to loose any more weight so only take 1 cap when I start sneezing. Works really well. 

Jun 19, 2008 - I rate this product very highly because it effectively lowers blood pressure. I had a sudden spike in my blood pressure, and it was out of control for two months. My doctors had me on the highest dosage of three medications. Two months ago, after I began taking Coleus Forskolli, in combination with Turmeric, my medication has been reduced to only one low-dose medication. I use Paradise Herbs because it is all natural and I trust the product..

Oct 30, 2013 - Effective at lowering BP, therefore not right for me. Bought it to see if it would help asthma after reading the other reviews. I chose this one because it doesn't contain any fillers.

Jul 16, 2010 - I initially purchased this for my mom for uncontrolled glaucoma. After taking it for 2 weeks, her eye pressure was the lowest in at least 2 years. Her eye doctor encouraged her to keep taking it. Then my mom went to a kidney specialist for another ongoing problem with test results. The kidney specialist told her to stop all supplements. The only supplements that she was taking was Omega 3 and forskolii. So now her eye pressure has increased again and she continues to have the ongoing problem with kidney test results. The lesson here is to start taking this as a preventative before you are under the care of several doctors for chronic problems. So now I am taking the other 2 bottles of this supplement as a preventative and to help lose a few pounds of extra weight. I have no side effects and I have lost 3 lbs in about 10 days.

Aug 24, 2010 - I can tell a big difference in my appetite and energy level when I am taking this brand of Forskolii. I've only been taking this brand for about 3 weeks and even though I have not lost any pounds, I've lost inches. I can tell my slacks fit looser in the waist. I ordered 4 bottles and I hope I am never out of it Thanks Paradise Herbs for a great product. Happy in Florida.

Jan 27, 2012 - I am a 39 year old diabetic, with kidney failure on dialysis, and due to many drug allergies, I cannot take any prescription blood pressure drugs. I tried this after trying every other herb or natural remedy I could find, and this one is the only one that has ever worked. I have been taking it only for 3 weeks so far, and my blood pressures at dialysis went from 170's / 70's to 120-140's / 60-70's. In fact I am even having a hard time keeping my BP high enough during dialysis to remove all the fluid built up! It is that effective. I have lost about 3 pounds of actual fat since then too, and my blood sugars are getting better. I am able to go a lot longer without eating, so it is lessening my appetite also. I have heard that this will help lower intra-ocular eye pressures also, and I will know whether it does when I see my retinal doctor in two weeks. But this coleus is so good I will never be without it now! Incredible.

Dec 24, 2007 - I take it as part of a regimen for my asthma. I can tell if I did not take it, my lung will start to hurt and the pain ceases when I take coleus forskolli..

Feb 02, 2011 - Going through menopause and having a slow thyroid, I have experienced an increase in weight even though I try to watch what I eat. Wanted something to help with the increased feeling of hunger due to the hormonal ups-n-downs but did not want to use any type of diet product (cannot tolerate caffeen, it causes arthritis in my joints) so looked up in my herbal books and this herb was the only thing any of them agreed upon. So far it has been a help, my desire to snack (either salty or sugar) has been reduced. I find that it takes 2-3 months before I really have a definate result from any herb, so will continue this for another month or two.

Feb 18, 2012 - I heard about this product on the Dr. Oz show. Since I have started using it (1 x day), I've notice that I look more tone and people have asked what I'm taking since I look so "buff". Nothing has changed in my diet or fitness routine, the only thing that has changed was that I added this product to my daily diet. Highly recommend it.

Feb 18, 2010 - I have just started using Paradise herbs forskolin. It seems to help my eye pressure, blood pressure and allergies. Its a gastric-aid too... WOW!.

Mar 30, 2008 - Coleus Forskolli was recommended to me by a practitioner of acupuncture with certification in Chinese medicine to help with hypertension and high blood pressure. I am not qualified to make recommendations but I personally have replaced 40mg of Lisinopril plus 1mg of Xanax per day with 1 Coleus Forskolli capsule and diet/exercise modification. Please consult with your health practitioner before undertaking any changes in medications.

Jan 09, 2015 - For all of my life my blood pressure has been perfect, but recently after some health issues it popped up, and would fluctuate a great deal. I started taking this a few months back initially because it is suppose to help fight off cancer cells. Well the good news is that at this point my cancer is still in remission, and my blood pressure has stabilized. I was impressed with the results!

Mar 24, 2015 - I will be reordering this product! I give it a 10. I started taking Forskolii on March 20, 2015 and to my surprise I have lost some of my stomach and inches off my waistline. Just make sure to do your exercises and eat a healthy meal. I will continue to order this product.

Apr 14, 2010 - Have not had a bladder infection since taking this product.

Feb 11, 2012 - Helps curb appetite and to stay calm.