A couple of months ago Holistic Remedies News published an article entitled “Detorex…Natural High Blood Pressure Treatment- but does it work?” Back by popular demand here’s part 2 entitled “Detorex: Lowering high blood pressure naturally with 2 videos and research to check out:
Detorex…Lowering high blood pressure naturally- Part 2
If you read my first post Detorex, I was concerned that a robot was performing the voice over for a natural high blood pressure product from a company out of Fremont California. In this commercial- the same robot is our narrator only this time, he is unable to pronunciate the “t” in Detorex (Deorex) . He also speaks grammatically incorrect English. More videos similar to this one can be found on Youtube and on their sales site (which is longer than the Nile River). Now in all fairness to the Detorex company and perhaps because of my observations, a new sales video was released November 16, 2011 by Detorex:
I know that the commercials are not the main reason why you are reading this post, but a little more digging on my part led me to these facts about the company and the ingredients contained in Detorex:
1. A site called Alibaba.com (Hong Kong based) which sells Detorex lists the companies location as ¹Selangor, Malaysia, not Fremont California.
2. Other than the testimonials on the sales page, I spent 3 hours looking and could not find any verification as to the effectiveness or proof that Detorex actually works.
3. Other than Detorex.com, nothing but spammy style sites listed the pill for review (favorable I might add without any proof that is works).
We went over L-arginine and Hawthorn berry extract in the first article.
Garlic: well documented- many studies have shown that Garlic can naturally lower blood pressure
Ginkgo Biloba Extract: ²”may lower blood pressure, so taking it with blood pressure medications may cause blood pressure to drop too low. There has been a report of an interaction between ginkgo and nifedipine (Procardia), a calcium channel blocker used for blood pressure and arrhythmias.”
Linden Extract: “has sedative effects and has been used to treat nervous palpitations and high blood pressure.” http://www.drugs.com/npp/linden.html
Ginger: ”might reduce blood pressure in a way that is similar to some medications for blood pressure and heart disease. Taking ginger along with these medications might cause your blood pressure to drop too low or cause an irregular heartbeat.” http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/961.html
Green Tea Extract: Two conflicting viewpoints: ³ ”Caffeine (including caffeine from green tea) may increase blood pressure in people taking propranolol and metoprolol (medications used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease)” and… from web MD: ”Drinking as little as a half-cup of green or oolong tea per day may lower the risk of high blood pressure by nearly 50%, according to a new study of Chinese tea drinkers. Researchers found that men and women who drank tea on a daily basis for at least a year were much less likely to develop hypertension than those who didn’t, and the more tea they drank, the bigger the benefits.”
Holistic Remedies Conclusion: The ingredients individually can indeed lower blood pressure, but the combination has not been evaluated nor has the quality control of the manufacturing. The ultimate problem is there are no safeguards with regard to the sale and manufacturing of natural herbal remedies.
Because many of the ingredients are powerful, it is highly recommended to consult your physician before you try some or all of these ingredients- especially important if you are already taking high blood pressure medication. Now with that warning said, I will point out that it’s the prescription medication that causes the problems with the interactions, and not the natural ingredients found in Detorex. People have been consuming many of these ingredients for centuries overseas with a long history of fewer instances of hypertension than Americans. Medical sites that I have footnoted below tend to side with the Pharmaceutical companies that control much of the medical industry. Naturally they will look down on natural remedies because it does not involve money for them. And I will contest that if the natural ingredients didn’t work as is generally suggested, then why would these medical researchers make such a fuss about interactions with narcotic style medications? Detorex: Lowering high blood pressure naturally- I’m hoping that the Detorex company can get some independent testing done to verify the effectiveness of their product because I myself, would opt for a natural treatment for high blood pressure any day over drug medications. And to Detorex- thanks for a better video…..
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