StrictionBP is an herbal supplement containing cinnamon, magnesium, and vitamin B6 that the sellers promise reduces blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, balance sugar levels, and promotes heart health. They state StrictionBP is safe and all-natural and it’s clinically proven to work.
How StrictionBP Works
StrictionBP’s ingredients are no secret: they tout it contains a proprietary blend of Ceylon Cinnamon, Magnesium Malate, and Vitamin B6. According to NYU, a randomized study of 58 people with type 2 diabetes, cinnamon was shown to reduce blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
According to WebMD, magnesium is one of the most prevalent minerals in our body and has been shown to reduce blood pressure in pregnant women; there is only a tiny bit of evidence magnesium slightly lowers diastolic blood pressure in others. The National Institute of Health states that vitamin B6 does not reduce the risk or severity of heart disease.
$46.94 ($39.95 plus $6.99 S&H) for the 1 Bottle Intro Plan or $87.89 ($79.90 plus $8.99 S&H) for the 90-Day Protection Plus. Either way, you will be automatically enrolled in a reshipment program, paying for and receiving new bottles 30 or 90 days, respectively.
There is a lot of conflicting/confusing information about StrictionBP’s refund policy – on some places of the website it says 30 days, others 60 days from date of purchase. We called customer service at 1-844-427-2873 and they gave us a completely different return policy: they stated that if you purchase from the website, you will be enrolled in a 14-day trial program from date of order and that if you don’t call to cancel before then, you will be enrolled in an auto-ship program. The representative added that there are no refunds after a product has shipped.
Bottom Line: Is StrictionBP a Scam?
As mentioned, there is a small bit of evidence showing cinnamon reduces blood pressure but little evidence regarding its other claims. In addition, the return policy is very confusing and conflicting, and you will quickly find yourself getting billed and shipped more StrictionBP.
Then there’s the question of herbal supplements themselves – in February 2015, the NY State Attorney General had the DNA tested of supplements from major companies like GNC and Target and found most of them to be completely lacking their stated ingredients. While the supplement industry has disputed these findings, less than 1 percent of products are certified by an independent lab.
So instead of taking a pill that may or may not contain cinnamon, we direct you to the NIH’s Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH an eating and exercise plan that includes a calorie chart and recipes.
If you are experiencing high blood pressure, it’s always best to speak with your doctor before taking any supplements or medications.
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