New Natural Hibiscus Dietary Supplement Rosellica Helps Lower Blood Pressure

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Janzee Inc., a Chicago-based developer of natural consumer products, introduces Rosellica, a dietary supplement made from Hibiscus Sabdariffa

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Rosellica was designed to offer a safe, natural alternative to help people get back into their normal day to day lives.

Nearly a quarter of American adults are diagnosed with pre-hypertension, the blood pressure numbers that are higher than normal often leading to the silent condition of hypertension a major risk factor of heart disease, stroke and congestive heart failure and kidney disease.

Janzee Inc., a Chicago-based developer of natural consumer products, has developed a specially formulated dietary supplement, Rosellica, to help promote lower blood pressure when taken with a healthy diet and maintaining regular exercise.

Rosellica’s main ingredient is hibiscus sabdariffa, commonly called roselle or sorrel. The hibiscus plant native to regions of the Caribbean, Latin America and India, has long been used in to make tea which acts as a diuretic and can ease circulatory stress by lowering blood pressure.

People in these regions have made the infused tea by drying and boiling the calyces of the plant, then steeping the tea and sipping it throughout the day finding they were benefiting from the natural ingredients to help lower blood pressure.

“We wondered if there was a better way to reap the benefits of hibiscus than infusing the herbal tea”, says Michael Ruehle, president of Janzee Inc., maker of Rosellica.” We wanted to find a reliable convenient way to deliver the natural benefits of hibiscus tea and used the dried hibiscus calyces along with a proprietary blend and formulated it into an easy to swallow capsule,” he said.

Recent studies in the U.S. and U.K. including the Tufts University study “Effect of Hibiscus Sabdariffa L. Tisane Tea on Blood Pressure in Prehypertensive and Mildly Hypertensive Men and Women,” where nationally recognized nutrition scientist Diane McKay conducted a human clinical trial with 65 volunteers age 30-79 qualifying volunteers with systolic blood pressure was 120 to 159 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure was 95 mm Hg or less at the start of the study.

The findings of the study were shared at the 2008 American Heart Association meeting, showing those who drank three cups of hibiscus tea daily following their normal level of activity had a 7.2 percent drop in systolic blood pressure over the six week period. It further showed those with the highest systolic blood pressure readings saw a significant blood pressure reduction of up to 13.2 percent during the course of the study supporting the idea that drinking hibiscus tea may play a role in controlling blood pressure. A past president of the American Heart Association noted that the degree of blood pressure lowering associated with tea drinking was as much as would be expected with standard blood pressure medication.

New emerging research also suggests Hibiscus sabdariffa may also lower cholesterol levels. A study, “Hibiscus sabdariffa extract reduces serum cholesterol in men and women” performed by Shan Medical University’s Institute in Biochemistry in Taiwan also indicates the high antioxidant content contained in the hibiscus extract contributes to lowered LDL levels and risk of heart disease.

According to the results published in the Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Chau-Jon Wang and his colleagues investigated the cholesterol-lowering potential of hibiscus sabdariffa extract in human subjects during a controlled clinical study using oral preparation of hibiscus sabdariffa extract capsules and concluded a dosage of two capsules of the hibiscus sabdariffa extract taken daily. Further studies are continuing to discover all health benefits of hibiscus sbadariffa.

“Our philosophy is to keep the product natural adding only ingredients that enhance the benefits of hibiscus including antioxidants cranberry, hawthorn berry, elderberry, olive leaf and black current powders as well as healthy ingredients rich in potassium such as orange juice, broccoli and spinach powders to offset the natural diuretic properties of hibiscus and replace the bodies need for potassium,” added Ruehle.

“Janzee’s mission is to develop products that offer a natural way to solve common problems such as lowering your blood pressure and is supported by scientific or emerging research. Rosellica was designed to offer a safe, natural alternative to help people get back into their normal day to day lives. We encourage people to talk with their doctor or health care professional about natural ways to restore their health,” added Ruehle.

Janzee Inc. was launched after a family member suffered a stroke. We began to research and develop safe, natural alternatives supported by scientific research to prevent this from happening to others offer natural solutions to everyday problems. Rosellica is currently marketed online at and is expanding distribution to select health food stores. For more information on product or customer service email: info(at)janzeeinc(dot)com


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