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Hi all!

I found a supplier who does coleus forskohlii in powder form. Apparently there are different concentrations for this: like 10%, 20%, 30% etc.,

Has anyone used CF in powder form...and does anyone know of anyone who knows anything about this from a BTD standpoint?

I'm thinking of getting 1kg with 10% concentration. Apparently 1kg makes about 1000 capsules with 50mg strength. I vaguely remember that Type O's who are vegetarians would benefit from 125mg of CF...but that I assume is capsules...and have no idea about concentration of the herb etc.,

Please help!

And..thanks


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coleus forskohlii is recommended at 125 mg in the Cardiovascular Disease book and 150 mg in the fatigue book per day. It is the same in the protocols online.

There is 200mg of coleus forskohlii root extract standardized to 10% forskolin in Histonia per capsule and it is recommended for use twice a day.


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MoDon, thanks so much for your reply! I'll go ahead and get 1kg with 10% concentration.


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Does anyone know how to convert 1 teaspon dry weight (not fluid weight) to grammes/milligrammes?

I dont have a specilised weighing scale to weigh 150mg of CF. What I do have is a set of baker's measuring cups & spoons. The internet has information relating to millilitres and not milligrammes.

Please help!



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Does anyone know how to convert 1 teaspon dry weight (not fluid weight) to grammes/milligrammes?

I dont have a specilised weighing scale to weigh 150mg of CF. What I do have is a set of baker's measuring cups & spoons. The internet has information relating to millilitres and not milligrammes.

Please help!



If you were to weigh an amount that you could do with some accuracy (say 8 ounces on a postal scale) you could then manually count how many teaspoons you have to fill to get that weight. The rest is math. Convert ounces to grams, grams divided by teaspoons = weight in grams/teaspoon. An example would be 488 tsp per 8 ounces. 8x28.47(gm/oz)=227.76.  227.76/488(gm/tsp)=0.467 (appx)

In the example, 1 tsp would be 467 mg. (close enough for your purposes, likely)

Hope that helps.

An alternative would be to bother a jewler or someone else with an accurate mg scale. You never know. Once you know what you have, you are good to go.


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MoDon, thanks so much for your reply! I'll go ahead and get 1kg with 10% concentration.


PS If you get it all figured out, let me know. I'm looking into using some coleus for awhile and am investigating sources.
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Converting volume to weight can be tricky. Think how much more space 100 grams of goose down takes than 100 grams of lead dust.  

It's a great site for converting like-measures though. (volume to volume, weight to weight, length to length)

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If you were to weigh an amount that you could do with some accuracy (say 8 ounces on a postal scale) you could then manually count how many teaspoons you have to fill to get that weight. The rest is math. Convert ounces to grams, grams divided by teaspoons = weight in grams/teaspoon. An example would be 488 tsp per 8 ounces. 8x28.47(gm/oz)=227.76.  227.76/488(gm/tsp)=0.467 (appx)

In the example, 1 tsp would be 467 mg. (close enough for your purposes, likely)

Hope that helps.

An alternative would be to bother a jewler or someone else with an accurate mg scale. You never know. Once you know what you have, you are good to go.



Thanks for responding.

I opened an L-Tyrosine capsule, which is supposed to have 500mg tyrosine powder in it. It came to 5 pinches and approximately 1/8-1/4 of half a baker's teaspoon, more . I have no idea whether the tyrosine powder and the CF powder have the same density...but suffice to say that I had 1 pinch of CF in the morn and afternoon each yesterday. This morning I got too ambitious and tried a wee bit more than a pinch in one go and I was whizzing around like a cat whose tail caught fire .  

I should approach a Chinese medical hall and see whether they will help me. It's a risky business though...

Maybe get a weighing scaling. If I get a definite answer I'll post here.



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Thanks Lola. It's mostly used for fluid measures...but thanks anyway...



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