New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – April 15, 2021) – PCG Digital — Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is known as the “silent killer” because it causes more than 7 million deaths each year-often with next to no symptoms. Hypertension puts people at greater risk for heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nearly half of adults in the United States have high blood pressure or are currently taking medication for hypertension-and very few have it under control.
Fortunately, there is good news on the horizon, as Lexaria Bioscience (Nasdaq: LEXX) aims to turn the tide on hypertension.
While the three leading hypertension drugs available on the market can save lives, they also cause a lot of unwanted side effects-everything from headaches to nausea to dizziness to fatigue. Despite having already notched more than $100 billion in sales, these medications are problematic for many.
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DehydraTECH to revolutionize hypertension market
That’s where DehydraTECH CBD by Lexaria comes in. This revolutionary oral deliverable for hypertension sufferers is set to be a market game-changer with its potential for minimal side effects and maximum effectiveness.
Using a patented dehydration process that changes how the body senses and absorbs drugs orally, DehydraTECH CBD has been shown to deliver 300% more CBD than generic CBD in less than 30 minutes. It is in human clinical trials right now with already promising results.
“Our 2018 human clinical trial showed that DehydraTECH CBD lowers blood pressure by about 5% after just a single 90 milligram dose,” said Lexaria CEO Chris Bunka. “Generic CBD doesn’t do that. Our objective in our new 2021 clinical studies is to evidence a 10% or greater drop in blood pressure to be competitive with industry demands.”
Lexaria believes it can evidence a 10 to 20% reduction in blood pressure in studies during the next six to nine months-the competitive standard for successful hypertension drugs. “In the hypertension industry, drugs that provide a 10 to 20 percent reduction in blood pressure are generally successful,” Bunka adds. “We are confident we can get to that level and expect our studies to provide evidence supporting that this year.”
While the trials are in process, the company continues to examine smart ways to commercialize DehydraTECH CBD as a regulated form of CBD.
Partnering for better health outcomes
To tap into the almost $30 billion hypertension market, Lexaria will look to partner with Big Pharma in delivering this potentially life-saving treatment. With animal trial results expected in May and human clinical results in September, as well as industry precedents that are already established, the path to commercialization is becoming clear.
Likewise, with existing patents granted in the EU and Australia for the treatment of heart disease using cannabinoids, Lexaria is anticipated to achieve regulatory approvals in multiple geographic markets.
All of this is great news for the many people across the globe who suffer from hypertension and for those seeking a better treatment alternative.
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