Newsletters - JAN-FEB 2006

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A study published in the December 2005 Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition ( entitled “Effects of Coleus forskohlii extract supplementation on body composition and markers of health in sedentary overweight females” confirmed that ForsLean®, Sabinsa Corporation’s patented Coleus forskohlii extract and the only known plant source of forskolin, promotes favorable changes in body composition.

The 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 23 overweight women conducted by researchers in the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab at the Center for Exercise, Nutrition & Preventive Health Research at Baylor University revealed that individuals receiving ForsLean® showed decreases in body mass and reported less fatigue and hunger. Additionally, no clinically significant interactions were seen in metabolic markers, blood lipids, muscle and liver enzymes, electrolytes, red cells, white cells, hormones (insulin, TSH, T3, T4), heart rate or blood pressure. Study participants were given either 250 mg of ForsLean® (standardized to 10 percent diterpene forskolin) or a placebo twice daily for 12 weeks.

As summarized by Dr. Vladimir Badmaev, vice president of scientific and medical affairs, Sabinsa Corporation, these study results indicate that ForsLean® helps preserve lean body mass, improve body composition and mitigate weight gain in overweight females with no apparent side effects.

In related news, Forslean® was certified by NSF International. ForsLean® underwent a rigorous toxicology review and purity testing to guarantee it is free of contaminants. Additionally, Sabinsa's facilities were previously audited and found to adhere to NSF's good manufacturing practices standards.

Sabinsa holds U.S. Patent #5,804,596 and European Patent #0977564 for the use of forskolin as a weight management and body composition ingredient and manufactures and supplies various extract strengths for use in a variety of supplements and products. Other international patents are pending. For more information visit



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