ForsLean® is manufactured by a proprietary process and is a standardized extract from the roots of the Coleus forskohlii plant, the only known plant source of forskohlin.
Coleus forskohlii is an ancient Ayurvedic plant and member of the mint and lavender family, which grows in the mountains of Asia. Recent research has shown that the active ingredient in coleus is forskolin, which plays a major role in a variety of important cellular functions, including inhibiting histamine release, relaxing muscles, increasing thyroid function, and increasing fat-burning activity. Though scientists are only just confirming the many benefits of coleus, there's a definite "buzz" circulating about its potential for aiding in fat loss.
Forskolin increases an enzyme called adenylate cyclase, which increases levels of another enzyme called cAMP (cyclic AMP), which is found in fat. cAMP then stimulates another enzyme, hormone sensitive lipase, to burn fat! Additionally, by a similar mechanism using cAMP, coleus increases thyroid hormone production and release, thereby increasing the body's metabolism, to burn more calories.
According to the patent, forskohlin is used for promoting lean body mass and treating mood disorders. Lean body mass plays a key role in weight training programs and also increases your overall health. Lean body mass is generally made up of muscle, bone, vital organs, water and connective tissue. Lean body mass not only effects your physical fitness, but it also play a role in your outward appearance.
When you lose weight, a lot of times you're not only losing fat, but also lean body mass. This will in turn slow down your metabolism causing you to actually gain weight. Building lean body mass will regulate your body's metabolism and help you lose weight. ForsLean® enhances the thyroid activity, which increases fat burning and raises mood. Due to this advantage, the supplement often is used to treat mood-related disorders, such as depression.