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New Herbal Supplement Promises to Help Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure: Holistrol Touted as Side-Effect-Free Solution

PAHOA, Hawaii, Feb 10, 2004 — Each day in the U.S., approximately 5,000 Americans die from complications caused by high blood pressure. Also known as hypertension and prehypertension, high blood pressure affects about 47 percent of American adults (about 95 million Americans), making it the number one "silent killer" in the nation. Those suffering from hypertension and prehypertension are at higher risk for heart disease, stroke and heart failure; high blood pressure can also lead to kidney damage. Consistent blood pressure readings of 140/90 and above are classified as hypertensive. People with blood pressure readings between 120/80 and 139/89 have prehypertension.

Although it is a life-threatening condition, only 34 percent of those with hypertension have it under control. Due to the side effects associated with many drug treatments and the long-term use they require, compliance is often difficult and undesirable for many people. While there are lifestyle changes and other alternative measures people can take-such as limiting dietary intake of dairy, caffeine and salt and increasing regular exercise-the most effective treatment for most hypertension patients ultimately comes in the form of pharmaceuticals.

Those looking to control and help maintain healthy blood pressure now have a new option to effectively do so naturally. Today Pharm East, Inc. announces the introduction to the marketplace of its natural remedy: Holistrol. Holistrol is touted to safely and effectively help support healthy blood pressure without side effects.

According to a double blind, placebo controlled clinical study completed in January of 2003, Holistrol can effectively support healthy blood pressure with an 87% rate of efficacy. The study even indicates that Holistrol can enhance energy levels and improve mood. The results of the study on Holistrol were presented in May of 2003 at the Inter-American Society for Hypertension conference, organized by the American Heart Association.

Holistrol, a patent-pending proprietary herbal blend, contains natural ingredients such as holly leaf extract, hawthorn berry extract and radish seed extract-centuries-old remedies which have now been proven to safely support more elastic blood vessels, improve blood circulation, and relax the central nervous system.

"Holistrol is the only natural remedy that is clinically proven with an 87% rate of effectiveness for supporting healthy blood pressures without side effect," says Dr. Rulin Xiu, founder of Pharm East, Inc., and creator of Holistrol. "Holistrol has already helped many people get their blood pressure under control. We have received rave testimonials from customers about how Holistrol has helped with their lives. I am truly excited that Holistrol is finally available on the market to help even more people."

Priced at $49.50 per 120-capsule bottle (420 mg each), Holistrol is now available online at www.pharmeast.com or by calling 1-888-275-3570.

To interview Dr. Rulin Xiu about Holistrol and Pharm East, Inc., please call her at (808) 965-6333 or e-mail her at: Email.

About Pharm East, Inc.:

Pharm East, Inc., based in Big Island, Hawaii, is a leading developer and provider of unique nutritional technologies for the dietary supplement industry worldwide. Since 1996, Pharm East, Inc. has been offering patented, proprietary formulations, as well as custom formulations. In addition, the company supports clinical research to substantiate its products’ health advantages. Pharm East provides quality control at every level of harvesting and processing of the herbs to ensure the most efficacious nutritional products.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Rulin Xiu
Pharm East, Inc.
P.O. Box 1270
Pahoa, HI 96778
Phone: (808) 965-6333
Fax: (808) 965-6338
Email
www.pharmeast.com

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