By Mitchell A. Fleisher, M.D., D.Ht., D.A.B.F.M
As a family physician specializing in integrative complementary alternative medicine (CAM), I’m constantly seeking out scientifically-sound nutraceutical agents for the restoration, enhancement and maintenance of optimum health and well-being. It is especially exciting when I find a promising supplement that actually demonstrates its value in a clinical “real-world” setting.
Such is the case with a novel traditional botanical formulation that significantly improves systemic microcirculation, detoxification and cellular energy production while restoring normal, healthy, internal organ function. The formula has been shown to improve numerous signs of aging, including such important biological markers as albumin, albumin/globulin ratio and lymphocyte blast transformation index. Additionally, this unique herbal formula has also demonstrated its ability to reduce blood viscosity (thickness) and improve blood flow throughout the body to support delivery of vital nutrients and oxygen to cells while removing waste products from tissues and organ systems.
Thus far I have observed positive, long-term, beneficial effects in many of my patients, including those diagnosed with:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Hyperlipidemia (elevated cholesterol, triglycerides)
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Angina Pectoris
- Arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms)
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Muscular Tension Syndromes
- Chronic Back Pain
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Cognitive Deficits
- Poor Memory
- Sluggish Systemic Circulation (often manifested as coldness in the hands and feet), and other conditions resulting from compromised microcirculation
Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia
One of my patients, a 46-year-old carpenter, came to me seeking an alternative approach for his chronic health problems. Despite religiously taking the pharmaceutical drugs prescribed by his allopathic doctor, he continued to suffer from persistent hypertension, hyperlipidemia and back pains. He was particularly troubled by the side effects of his medications (that he was told that he’d have to take for the rest of his life), especially the erectile incompetence (“limp noodle” in his words) that was wreaking havoc on his marriage.
Within two months of adding the circulatory support formula (three tablets, twice daily) to his regimen he was able to reduce his blood pressure and cholesterol medications to less than half their original doses. In addition to allowing him to better tolerate his meds, his nagging low back aches had diminished significantly, virtually eliminating the need for OTC ibuprofen. Needless-to-say, he is now a very happy camper.
Research has shown that the new circulatory support formula can help significantly lower total serum cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and raise HDL cholesterol, all beneficial changes. I have several patients who could not tolerate statin medications to lower their cholesterol, due to susceptibility to serious side effects, i.e., myositis (skeletal muscle inflammation) with resultant, debilitating back and leg pains and fatigue. These patients tolerated three tablets, twice daily, to achieve adequate control of their blood lipids, in conjunction with appropriate diet and exercise.
Moreover, I have found that the combination of the formula, two tablets twice daily, with LipiControl is an excellent alternative approach to hyperlipidemia in general. In my opinion, the natural, safe combination of these two nutraceutical agents is one of the best ways to effectively lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, apolipoprotein A and triglycerides, raise HDL cholesterol and improve the total HDL cholesterol cardiovascular risk ratio. FYI: All statin drugs, including Red Yeast Rice Extract, should be taken with CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) to prevent a deficiency of this vital enzyme.
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia
Another patient, a 38-year-old female, suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and blinding migraines. After taking the circulatory support formula for several weeks in conjunction with her constitutional homeopathic medicine, she reported a significant boost in energy and almost complete relief of body aches, stiffness and headaches. My observations show that the formula yields excellent results in virtually every case of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, most likely due to improved microcirculation with resultant enhanced oxygenation and detoxification of the musculoskeletal tissues and internal organs.
Chronic Insomnia, Sleep Apnea
I’ve witnessed many cases where chronic insomnia improved under the influence of this new circulatory support formula, allowing patients to reduce or discontinue their reliance on addictive, potentially toxic, prescription sedative, hypnotic drugs. Even patients suffering from severe sleep apnea have found considerable relief with the enhanced blood microcirculation and tissue oxygenation provided by the formula, in some cases no longer needing to use their cumbersome, noisy, uncomfortable CPAP devices.
One of my older patients, a middle-aged male with child-onset, insulin-dependent diabetes, experienced complete relief from his recurrent TIAs (Transient Ischemic Attacks or pre-strokes) after long-term, non-invasive treatment with intravenous EDTA and oral chelation therapy.
Recently he had begun to experience uncomfortable, and at times, quite painful tingling and numbness in his lower limbs, especially in the soles of his feet and toes, indicating peripheral neuropathy. His symptoms discouraged him from taking the morning walks essential for controlling his blood sugar levels and helping him keep his weight down. His feet were also becoming progressively colder to the touch and appeared somewhat pale.
Further investigation revealed that his condition was due to advancing diabetic microangiopathy (damage to the tiny, capillary blood vessels that feed all of our cells, tissues and vital organs leading to starvation, dysfunction and death of cells).
Diabetic microangiopathy is the result of chronic biochemical injury and oxidative stresses caused by advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Left unchecked, the condition results in a thickening of the basement membranes of capillary blood vessels and impaired diffuse transfer of oxygen and nutrients across the capillary walls and into cells. Removal of carbon dioxide and other metabolic waste products is also hindered, resulting in acidosis and enzyme dysfunction that slows down the ‘machinery of life’ and speeds up progressive cellular degeneration.
At this point, I suggested a trial of the circulatory support formula to quell any further advancement of his diabetic microangiopathy. Over the course of three months, while taking three tablets, twice daily, we observed a gradual, steady improvement in his dysesthesias (abnormal sensations), color and temperature of his feet. Whereas, prior to treatment, pressing and releasing pressure on his toenail beds would result in very slow capillary refill, after consistent daily use of the circulatory support formula his toenails pinked up almost immediately, demonstrating a significant amelioration of his diabetic microangiopathy. To my naturally skeptical and scrutinizing mind, this was clear and impressive evidence of clinical benefit in a difficult to heal disease process.
I have personally taken two tablets of this unique circulatory support formula twice daily for over ten months now and have observed a definitive, gradual improvement in my stamina and endurance during vigorous exercise, including silent sojourns on the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain trails surrounding my home and office. Other noticeable benefits have been an improvement in my visual acuity, as well as short and long term memory function, especially useful when studying and analyzing complicated, constitutional homeopathic cases. My serum lipid levels have also further improved on recent laboratory testing, which is gratifying. It feels good to practice what you preach and reap the benefits to boot!
Ultimately, improving blood microcirculation to all the cells, tissues and organ systems of the body, thereby increasing cellular nutritional support and oxygenation, as well as waste removal, detoxification and regeneration, is the foundation of healthy metabolism and a consistent and powerful promoter of longevity. For all these convincing reasons, I can wholeheartedly recommend this formula as an excellent adjunct to any revitalizing, anti-aging regimen for adults of all ages, shapes and sizes and states of health.