A natural supplement said to boost metabolism and prevent new fat cells from forming.
Turmeric is a flowering plant native to India. The plant’s roots are used to make the bright yellow spice common in curries, mustards, and cheeses.
Turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin, a powerful antioxidant known to reduce inflammation. Curcumin is also believed to increase the antioxidant capacity of the body and improve brain function. In terms of weight loss, turmeric has been shown to help prevent fat from forming inside the body and increase thermogenesis (heat production).
When taken in large amounts, turmeric can cause upset stomach, nausea, dizziness, and diarrhea.
Forskolin is a chemical compound produced by the Indian Coleus, a tropical plant related to mint. Indian Coleus has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat asthma, glaucoma, IBS, hypertension, angina, UTI, insomnia, obesity, and even cancer.
In terms of weight loss, forskolin is believed to stimulate the release of stored fat from fat cells while preserving muscle mass. Clinical trials suggest forskolin can help prevent weight gain in women and can increase the level of free testosterone in men - which can stimulate the release of fat from fat cells.
The side effects associated with forskolin include: increased heart rate, low blood pressure, flushing, stinging of the eyes, and headache. Do not take forskolin if you are taking blood thinners, anti-platelet drugs, or drugs to treat hypertension.
Forskolin should also be avoided by individuals with polycystic kidney disease.
When combined, turmeric and forskolin work together to increase metabolism while preventing new fat cells from forming.
Turmeric+forskolin also helps regulate the hormone serotonin, which leads to improved mood. And it acts as an appetite suppressant, which will make it easier to achieve the calorie deficit necessary for weight loss. It will even help you sleep!
As with any supplement, it’s important to speak with a doctor before you start taking turmeric+forskolin. Always do your homework to ensure you are buying a quality product.
Look for a supplement containing piperine, a natural substance found in black pepper that helps the body absorb curcumin.
Remember, weight loss supplements will not work unless you exercise and decrease calorie intake while taking the supplement.
Let me know in the comments section below if you have tried turmeric+forskolin or any other natural weight loss supplements!
By April Kuhlman