Zona has developed patented technology to lower blood pressure without negative side effects. Our mission is to provide a non-drug therapeutic treatment to solve hypertension; one of the most widespread medical problems in the world, affecting over 1 billion people.
Zona PLUS is clinically proven to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. With efficacy rates over 90+%*, Zona continues to pursue the dream of creating a healthy population instead of a hypertensive problem. (*See right sidebar.)
An Accidental Discovery
The discovery of how controlled hand isometric exercises can reduce blood pressure actually occurred by accident. When the U.S. Air Force began deploying the F-16 fighter jet in the late 1960s, the maneuverability of this aircraft led to many incidents of “G-force blackout” for many fighter pilots. The U.S. Air Force commissioned Dr. Ronald L. Wiley, a cardiopulmonary physiologist, to be part of a study to help increase G-tolerance. The study used extreme isometric handgrip efforts that rapidly elevated blood pressure immediately prior to imposing high G-loads on the test pilots. Then came scientific serendipity. Dr. Wiley discovered that over the 10 to 12 week test periods, not only was G-force tolerance increased, some test subjects with slightly elevated blood pressure experienced a steady decline in their resting blood pressure. Dr. Wiley realized that the key to making use of his discovery was a highly controlled isometric exercise regimen using a “smart” handgrip dynamometer.
Focused research and development
Over the next two decades, in university research laboratories, Dr. Wiley evaluated a variety of isometric handgrip exercise protocols to determine the optimum exercise therapy to safely and effectively lower blood pressure. Then a number of closely controlled studies were conducted by physicians in private practice and in cardiac rehabilitation centers in the U.S. and Canada. All of these studies validated his findings. The Wiley protocols are typically used 12 minutes daily at least three days a week and produce results over a 4-to-6-week period. Long-term tests by physicians with medical practices confirmed that continued use of controlled handgrip exercise sustains blood pressure at the lower levels indefinitely.
Voila! The Zona PLUS Handgrip
The Zona PLUS handgrip from Zona HEALTH makes it easy for anyone to benefit from the Wiley protocols, because it is programmed to guide users through the exact exercise protocol that Dr. Wiley found to be safe and effective in his trials. The handgrip can be used as an alternative to or in addition to common therapies-such as aerobic exercise programs and medications.* Zona PLUS Exercise can be performed easily in the office, while riding as a passenger in a car or plane, while watching TV, talking on the phone or anytime hands are free.
*Do not discontinue prescribed medications without consulting your physician