StrictionBP claims to be a 100% safe, all-natural blood pressure management supplement that can reduce blood pressure, lower bad (LDL) cholesterol, and balance blood sugar levels. On top of this, the antioxidants contained in StrictionBP are claimed to promote heart health.
In order to accomplish this, StrictionBP is claimed to include a proprietary blend of the following ingredients, all of which are manufactured in the USA in a GMP-certified and FDA approved facility:
- Ceylon Cinnamon – May help reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
- Magnesium – Claimed to help dilate and relax your blood vessels, which results in improved blood flow.
- Vitamin B6 – May help reduce homocysteine levels in the blood, which can help prevent damage to your blood vessel linings.
In order to achieve its claimed benefits, the company recommends taking StrictionBP twice daily. And when compared to prescription medications, StrictionBP’s natural formula is claimed to help you avoid unwanted side effects such as erectile dysfunction, depression, skin rash, and more.
You’ve probably tried wrangling your high blood pressure down for years, with only a limited amount of success. And when it was properly addressed, the side effects from your prescription medications seemed to be worse than the high blood pressure itself. But have you finally found an answer with StrictionBP? Consider the following:
Is StrictionBP Clinically Proven?
No, but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.
This is because the facts and figures provided on the StrictionBP website reference the ingredients it contains (although it doesn’t specify which ones), not the supplement itself.
But what does science have to say about these ingredients?
Keep in mind that only StrictionBP’s ingredients have been clinically tested, not the supplement itself.
Are StrictionBP’s Ingredients Effective?
According to WebMD, there is insufficient clinical evidence available showing that cinnamon can provide any of the benefits claimed by StrictionBP’s manufacturer. However, magnesium can be effective for high blood pressure during pregnancy, and is listed as “possibly effective” for irregular heartbeat, diabetes, high cholesterol, and chest pain. Vitamin B6 is also listed as “possibly effective” for high blood pressure.
With this said, there isn’t a product label provided on the StrictionBP website, so we’re not informed if this is all the ingredients contained in the supplement, how much of each ingredient it contains, or whether or not there’s enough of each to be effective.
Because of these concerns, if you’re looking to address your blood pressure using a supplement, you might want to purchase magnesium and vitamin B6 supplements independently (we’ll talk more about this in the final section).
Other Methods of Controlling Blood Pressure
Outside of supplements, the Mayo Clinic recommends the following in order to naturally address your high blood pressure:
- Lose extra weight
- Exercise regularly
- Eat a healthy diet
- Watch your sodium intake
- Limit your alcohol consumption
- Avoid tobacco use (as well as secondhand smoke)
- Reduce your caffeine intake
- Reduce your level of stress
Why Aren’t Consumers Raving About StrictionBP
Given how effective StrictionBP is claimed to be, you might think that everyone would be talking about the supplement. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case. This is because, despite the fact that the StrictionBP URL was first registered in November 2013, there weren’t any online customer reviews for the supplement at the time of our research.
However, we did learn that StrictionBP is manufactured by Optimal Health Products, LLC, based out of Wilmington, DE. The company holds an F rating with the Better Business Bureau based on more than 90 complaints (as of 2/9/15). Important Note: The manufacturer only responded to 2 of these complaints, which could be indicative of what you’ll experience if you need to get in touch them.
StrictionBP Pricing & Refund Policy
StrictionBP is only available though the manufacturer, and in the following purchasing options:
- 1 Bottle: $39.95 plus $6.99 S&H
- Buy 2, Get 1 Free: $79.90 plus $8.99 S&H
Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll also be signed up for the company’s autoship program. This means you’ll continue receiving a fresh supply of StrictionBP every 30 (or 90) days, and your credit card will be charged $39.95 plus $6.99 S&H (or $79.90 plus $8.99 S&H) each time.
Important note: Based on our professional experience, nutritional supplements sold with automatic autoship enrollments are often more about locking you into recurring shipments (and charging your credit card accordingly) than they are about providing you with any kind of real benefits.
With this said, StrictionBP comes with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund or cancel your autoship enrollment, you’ll need to contact customer service at 844-427-2873.
Will StrictionBP Help to Naturally Reduce Your Blood Pressure?
Chopping to the point: The short answer to this question is: Maybe.
This is because, although some of the supplement’s ingredients are possibly effective for reducing blood pressure and addressing other heart-related issues, we’re not informed how much of each ingredient contains. As such, there’s no way to tell if StrictionBP contains enough to be effective.
Considering this important fact, along with the company’s autoship enrollment after your purchase, this means it ultimately might not be worth its relatively high price.
Instead, if you’re looking to address your high blood pressure using a supplement, we might recommend purchasing magnesium and vitamin B6 at your local pharmacy, for a much lower price than StrictionBP.
1 out 1 people found this review helpful
Works as well, if not better than my pharmaceutical medication did.
I ordered StrictionBP to avoid taking other forms of medication, which have a lot of nasty side effects. Striction has lowered my blood pressure more than any of the medications I had been given previously. Not only that, I haven't had a cold in almost three years since I've been taking it. For that alone, it's worth taking. I'm thinking it's the Ceylon Cinnamon.
As for ordering it, I do it by the month or when I need it. I have had no problems with billing, and everyone there is helpful when you call.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Works for me
I have been taking it for two years and have been able to get off of half my blood pressure meds while maintaining a drop from 150/97 to an average of 127/76. It is nice only to have to take one pill instead of two that didn't drop my blood pressure. I wish I could get off all my meds, but this has cut them in half.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
14 out 14 people found this review helpful
After reading about StrictionBP, it seemed like a healthy supplement. I immediately ran into problems after filling out the order form. I pushed submit and all of my information went blank. I was faced with a new blank order page and attempted to place my order again, but the same thing occurred - a blank page.
I immediately called my bank only to find out that instead of the one order I intended to place, I was debited for two separate orders. Basically, each time you push submit and the screen goes blank, customers are tricked into filling out a second blank order form, believing that there was a glitch and the first order did not go through. However, by refilling a blank order form you are placing a second order, and your debit or credit card is charged twice the amount you intended.
The company does not notify the customer that their first order went through, making the customer feel as if they must repeat the process. This is tantamount to an AUTO-ORDER scam. Thank God my bank was looking out for me and they declined both orders even though there was plenty of money in my account. Evidently, the auto reorder which took place triggered a red flag at my bank, and that's why they declined both orders.
After reading other negative reviews, I decided to follow the advice of simply purchasing cinnamon from a market or health food store and the B-6 over the counter at any pharmacy.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
33 out 34 people found this review helpful
This company takes your money and lie that they have to order product themselves
I ordered a bottle on December 30, 2017, and never received an order confirmation. After numerous calls to the company and their excuses, finally they gave me a new confirmation number on January 6th, 2018, with 3 bottles complementary of the troubles I had, only to find out they can't send it because they themselves don't have it, they have to order it. And I still don't have the item I paid. It's a scam and I'm getting the attorney general involved and my credit card company to investigate this fraud.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
52 out 54 people found this review helpful
I have high blood pressure and my doctor has me on three different medications. I saw the commercial for StrictionBP and liked how it was all natural and could lower my blood pressure without the other drugs. They offer you a trial period to allegedly try the product but they don't tell you the trial period starts the moment you put in your order. So by the time the pills get to you, you've already been billed for the next shipment. Well, I started taking it right away, two pills in the morning, and then two more at night. It hasn't done a thing to my blood pressure. Even with the medications, I'm on from my doctor my blood pressure is still ranging from 141/84 to 165/96.
StrictionBP is a total waste of money and should not be considered for purchase. In the commercial, it said it could lower your blood pressure by up to 25 points. It hasn't done squat. Run away from this scam garbage.
I called to tell them to cancel any further shipments since they've already charged me for a second bottle. The girl said "why do you wish to cancel" and I told her the product is garbage and doesn't work like it's advertised. So she says "if I offer you a bigger discount and throw in some other health products would you be interested?" I said, "maybe one of those products works on hearing, as I just told you it's garbage and doesn't do anything remotely close to what you advertise." Then she offered me a bigger discount.
Bunch of scammers and all these fake pills. As long as you can call it a "dietary supplement" then you can make just about any claim you want.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friendView all 1 commentsHide comments
Dec 29, 2017
You know! I get so sick and tired of these greedy snakes that sit around preying on peoples shortcomings and totally playing with the people's health. That's what they are, I truly hate it with a passion! I've been through it a few times. To you give just one example, about 10 years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I have a son in law that has this off the wall uncle who was trying to use me as a guinea pig but I knew what he was up to. So for a short time, I adhered to this mess for about a week or two, he had me eating apricot seeds and number one capsules with pool shock in the caps.
Finally, I went to the doctor for treatment and every 4 months I was receiving these lupron shoots that were costing $6500 per shot. A finally lose my insurance (that was about 5 years ago), and a wonderful Jehovah witness friend starts supplying me with white tea that is working. I've been drinking it for three years and he doesn't charge me, not one penny, even when I try compensating him. He refuses to accept it. One of the witness brothers has been drinking the tea for many years and he's 85 years young. I thank the person for their heads up, it's so much of these low life greedy people in this evil world. One really has to be on their P's and Q's.