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Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure with the Help of Olive Leaves and Fruit
TrueBP™ Blood Pressure Support is formulated with three botanical extracts, clinically shown to start improving blood pressure in four weeks.
The first of these is the proprietary MegaNatural®-BP Grape Seed Extract, which is made from California white wine grapes. This patented extract contains over 90% grape seed polyphenols. Two clinical studies conducted at the University of California, Davis showed that MegaNatural®-BP may support both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
The patented Benolea® (EFLA®943) is made from the finest leaves of the olive tree. As important, the leaves are made into powder using the EFLA® HyperPure process, which maximizes the concentration of oleuropein - the key blood pressure supporting compound - and other complementary polyphenols. Like with MegaNatural®-BP, two clinical studies demonstrate Benolea® supports both systolic and diastolic blood pressure over eight weeks.
You may be familiar with black chokeberries, which are more formally known as Aronia berries. These berries have one of the highest concentrations of natural phenolic acid antioxidants of any edible berry.
TrueBP™ includes the Aronox® Aronia berry extract which had been the subject of seven clinical trials. Aronox® provides a third botanical ingredient shown to support both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in clinical studies. What’s more, Aronox® also has been shown to help maintain healthy LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol levels.
For optimal results, it’s recommended you take two servings of TrueBP™ twice a day (a total of four capsules) for the first eight weeks, and one serving of TrueBP™ daily thereafter.
MegaNatural®-BP: The Patented and Clinically Tested Grape Seed Extract
One of the first modern doctors to utilize grapes for blood pressure health was John Harvey Kellogg, M.D., - who also started the Kellogg cereal empire. According to published accounts, Dr. Kellogg used to prescribe 10 to 14 pounds of grapes daily as a blood pressure remedy!
Fortunately, science has come a long way and with MegaNatural®-BP you now have a much more practical solution.
MegaNatural®-BP is a highly concentrated grape seed extract standardized to contain at least 90% polyphenols-the key blood pressure supporting compounds.
Each batch of MegaNatural®-BP is made in California from a special blend of unfermented wine grapes by Polyphenolics, a division of Constellation Brands - the world’s leading premium wine company.
The relationship between Polyphenolics and its parent company results in a uniquely sustainable model of agriculture wherein all parts of the grape are utilized. The grape juice is used to make wine and the unfermented grape seeds are used to manufacture MegaNatural®-BP.
The grape seeds are put through a patented hot-water based extraction process without any traces of toxic chemicals or solvents in the final ingredient.
Every lot of MegaNatural®-BP is rigorously tested for heavy metals, pesticides and microbiological contaminants to ensure purity and safety.
MegaNatural®-BP was used in the first study that proved the positive effects of grape seed extract on human subjects. To date, the blood pressure benefits of MegaNatural®-BP have been demonstrated in a total of five clinical studies.
In general, these studies have shown that 300mg of MegaNatural®-BP daily may help improve diastolic and systolic blood pressure by about 11 points and 7 points, respectively, after 60 days in individuals with a starting blood pressure below 139/90.
Research has indicated that MegaNatural®-BP works by helping to stimulate nitric oxide which allows smooth muscle in blood vessels to relax, supporting healthy blood flow.
In clinical studies, MegaNatural®-BP has been shown to be free of reported side effects, making it a reliable option for people looking to maintain blood pressure within a healthy range.
Benolea®: Overcoming the Hidden Problem with Most Olive Leaf Products
The olive tree is one of the oldest cultivated plants known and has a strong symbolic character: it stands for peace and strength.
Olive leaves have traditionally been used in folk medicine for centuries. For example, the ancient Greeks used olive leaves both externally to treat wounds and internally to combat numerous health concerns.
If you’ve tried olive leaf for blood pressure benefits before, chances you were disappointed with your results. This is because many olive leaf extracts have extremely low levels of the compound that helps blood pressure - which is called oleuropein.
Oleuropein is a very delicate compound. If it’s not processed correctly, oleuropein quickly breaks down into a by-product called hydroxytyrosol. Although hydroxytyrosol is a beneficial nutrient, unlike oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol has almost no blood pressure benefits.
To maximize oleuropein content, Benolea® is made using a proprietary extraction process called EFLA HyperPure, which preserves as much oleuropein as possible. As a result, Benolea® contains around 20% pure oleuropein - which is far more than typically found in other olive leaf ingredients.
The blood pressure support offered by Benolea® has been demonstrated in two clinical studies conducted at major universities.
For individuals at the upper end of the normal range (average blood pressure of 137/81), taking 1,000mg daily of Benolea® was shown to make an 11 point improvement in systolic blood pressure and a 5 point diastolic improvement after 60 days. Benolea was well tolerated and did not show any unwanted side effects in the clinical trials.
Benolea also contains other polyphenols from olive leaf that support cardiovascular health. For example, Benolea® has been shown to help maintain healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, in addition to blood pressure support.
Aronia: Potent Native American Berry Largely Ignored - Till Now!
Despite being native to eastern North America, we lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to discovering the wonderful health benefits of violet black colored aronia berries - which are also known as black chokeberries.
In particular, Europe and Russia now grow and use aronia berries extensively.
In fact, in Russia use of the berry was developed to enhance the diets of Russian cosmonauts. And much of the human clinical research involving aronia berries has been conducted at medical universities in Poland.
Aronox® is a purified extract of the aronia berry, and rich in polyphenols. It is by far the most studied aronia extract in the world - having been the subject of seven human clinical studies.
Most of these studies have focused on the ability of Aronox® to improve blood pressure and promote cardiovascular health.
In two of the clinical studies, 300mg daily of Aronox® improved systolic blood pressure by about 11 points and diastolic readings by 6 points after 60 days in adults who were at the high end of the normal range at the start.
What’s more, those taking Aronox® experienced significant improvement s in cholesterol levels (total, LDL and triglyceride levels).
Like with MegaNatural®-BP and Benolea®, there were no reported side effects in the Aronox® studies.
Dietary Supplement / 60 capsules
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Benolea® (EFLA®943) (olive leaf extract)||500 mg||*|
|MegaNatural®-BP Grape seed extract (>90% polyphenols)||150 mg||*|
|ARONOX® Aronia melanocarpa fruit extract (>40% catechin polyphenols)||150 mg||*|
* Daily value not established.
Other ingredients: hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearic acid, silica.
MegaNatural®-BP and its logo are trademarks of Constellation Wines U.S., Inc. Benolea® (EFLA®943) is a registered trademark of Frutarom Netherlands B.V. ARONOX™ is a trademark of Naturex.
Suggested Use: Take two (2) capsules twice a day (four (4) capsules in total) for the first 60 days and two (2) capsules daily thereafter, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Keep out of reach of children
Do not use if seal is broken or missing
Store in a cool dry place
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- Guten FREE
- BPA FREE
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Other Olive Leaf Extract
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MegaNatural®-BP Grape Seed Extract
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Grape Seed Extract
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Aronox® Aronia Berry Extract
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Other Aronia Berry
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