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Coleus for Weight Control

Also indexed as:Coleus forskohlii, Forskolin
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Why Do Dieters Use It?*

Some dieters say that coleus enhances one's ability to perform aerobic exercise.

What Do the Advocates Say?*

Although there have been reports of increased thyroid secretion from supplementation with coleus, these may or may not support weight loss.

*Dieters and weight-management advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.