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What are the risks of taking forskolin?

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No one knows if taking forskolin is safe, because it has not been thoroughly studied. In fact, some negative reactions to forskolin have been reported. These include:

  • Flushing, fast heart beats, and low blood pressure when taken through an IV
  • Upper respiratory tract irritation, cough, tremor, and restlessness when inhaled
  • Stinging of the eyes and enlarging of the blood vessels in the eyes
  • Headache

From: Forskolin WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Coleus Forskohlii."

Godard, M. , August, 2005. Obesity Research

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Forskolin."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Forskolin."

Bauer, K. , January 1993. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Baumann, G. , July 1990. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Reviewed by David Kiefer on March 8, 2017

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SOURCES:

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Coleus Forskohlii."

Godard, M. , August, 2005. Obesity Research

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Forskolin."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Forskolin."

Bauer, K. , January 1993. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Baumann, G. , July 1990. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Reviewed by David Kiefer on March 8, 2017

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