Old Asian remedy provides new hope for millions in Holistrol
High blood pressure (BP) is a condition that afflicts millions of Americans. Physicians monitor blood pressure and urge their patients to change their diet and exercise habits and to take medications, all in an effort to get their BP numbers into an acceptable range. Physicians routinely prescribe an ever-expanding array of medications aimed at lowering blood pressure.
For some, these prescription remedies work effectively with little side effects. For others, however, the side effects are serious enough to interfere with their lives. Such side effects include dizziness, fatigue, and drowsiness among other more serious possibilities. Weary of prescription drugs, many find themselves searching for natural alternatives. Thousands are thrilled to learn effective natural remedies for lowering blood pressure exist.
Many people have not gotten their blood pressure under control because they do not like the side effects of the medication or because they dont want to be hooked on something for the rest of their lives.
Dr. Rulin Xiu, a natural health expert and the founder of Pharm East, believed blood pressure was controllable without potentially harmful prescription medication.
I was determined to help find a natural remedy that can effectively treat high blood pressure and that acts in a reasonable amount of time, said Dr. Xiu, a native of China.
Four years ago, Dr. Xiu developed a product dubbed Holistrol. It is made of holly leaf, hawthorn fruit, and daikon seed extracts. The ingredients have been used in China for centuries and, according to Xiu, are extremely safe to take and have no adverse side effects. Holistrol was studied in a double-blind, FDA-approved clinical trial and found to significantly reduce the blood pressure of the study participants with no adverse sideeffects. Bolstered by the centuries-old tradition of the extracts and the clinical study, Dr. Xiu founded Pharm East to make the product available to the public.
Dr. Xiu is pleased by the overwhelming positive response she gets from people who have been helped by Holistrol. Unsolicited rave reviews simply pour in to Dr. Xiu from all over the world.
Dan from the big island of Hawaii had his blood pressure around 140/90 for about a year. His doctor had been urging him to do something to improve his blood pressure. He had tried to make lifestyle changes, but didnt see much effect. He hesitated to take drug medication because he was unsure of the side effects and concerned about having to take the medicine for the rest of his life without really improving his condition. He started taking Holistrol capsules twice a day. After 10 days, he was overjoyed to see his blood pressure drop from 141/90 to 125/75. Now he takes a lesser dosage of Holistrol to maintain healthy arteries.
Jay Allen from California had suffered with blood pressure more than 140/90 since the mid-1970s. Last year, he collapsed in the gym from the side effects of one of his hypertension drugs. Out of desperation, he started searching for alternatives and found Holistrol on the Internet. After two weeks taking this natural remedy, he began seeing results.
My blood pressure almost immediately began to go down to levels that I had not experienced since Carter was president, Allen said. When I visited the doctor last week for an unrelated problem, she was shocked and delighted to measure my BP at 124/74. I could see the disbelief in her eyes, especially when I told her I had eliminated half the prescription dose of my BP-lowering drugs.
Dan and Jay represent almost 100 million Americans who are searching for safe and effective ways to treat their high or pre-high blood pressure problems without causing side effects or harm to their bodies.
Good natural remedies can not only help maintain healthy blood pressure, said Dr. Xiu, they can also address the core issue of the problem, such as improving artery health and blood flow.
High blood pressure is a modern disease. Now, it seems there are some ancient natural remedies that may provide possible healing to this problem.
From the Dec. 14-20, 2005, issue