Contain 250 mg of Coleus forskohlii leaf extract, standardized to a minimum of 10% forskolin.
Forskolin has cardiac inotropic properties in that it appears to help strengthen heart muscle contractability. Forskolin promotes vasodilation, thereby decreasing peripheral vascular resistance. Compounds in coleus including, but not limited to, forskolin, provide further benefit to the cardiovascular system by inhibiting platelet aggregating factor. Forskolin has also been shown to promote bronchodilation, in part by helping to relax airway smooth muscles and by inhibiting histamine and leukotriene release.
Other research studies suggest forskolin may stimulate lipolysis by increasing adipose cell cAMP levels. Forskolin may also stimulate the release of thyroid hormone and potentiate glucose-mediated insulin release.
Therefore, Coleus may be used for these functions: