How RESPeRATE works
What is RESPeRATE?
RESPeRATE, the world’s only FDA-cleared, non-drug product clinically proven to lower blood pressure.
Consisting of a computerized control unit, a breathing sensor and a set of earbuds, RESPeRATE coaches you, in real time, to slow paced breathing with prolonged exhalation.
As shown in a published review of it’s 7 clinical trials, RESPeRATE lowers high blood pressure by an average 14 points systolic and 8 points diastolic, with top 10% reductions of 36/20 points. Used for 15 minutes a day, 3-4 times a week, RESPeRATE demonstrates a significant, all-day blood pressure reduction beyond the reduction from concurrent treatments such as medication, diet and exercise.
Provided it is used for the recommended time, blood pressure will remain lowered between sessions. RESPeRATE will not reduce blood pressure too much; it has a normalizing effect.
RESPeRATE’s blood pressure lowering effect has been validated to the point it is now recommended by American Heart Association 2013 Scientific statement on non-pharmacological treatments for hypertension.
How RESPeRATE lowers blood pressure
RESPeRATE’s breathing sensor, placed on the upper abdomen, automatically analyzes your breathing pattern and creates a personalized melody composed of two distinct inhale and exhale guiding tones.
Simply listen to the melody through the headphones, and the body’s
natural tendency to follow external rhythms will enable you to easily synchronize your breathing to the guiding tones.
By gradually prolonging the exhalation tone to slow down breathing, RESPeRATE leads you to the therapeutic zone of less than 10 breaths per minute with prolonged exhalation.
Within a few minutes, the muscles surrounding the small blood vessels in the body relax, blood flows more freely, and blood pressure is significantly reduced.
While breathing returns to normal after each session with RESPeRATE, the beneficial impact on blood pressure accumulates. Within three to four weeks, a significant, lasting reduction in blood pressure occurs.