Once you get a referral to see a cardiologist, the jig is up.
You don’t have a “heart doctor”…
You have a heart med DEALER!
Whether you’re struggling to regulate your blood pressure or your heartbeat, he’ll throw every drug in the book at you.
And when they DON’T work, he’ll blame YOU… your diet… your lack of exercise… or your inability to “comply” by taking those meds “as directed.”
It’s enough to send your BP through the roof!
Don’t fall for the pressure tactics of a drug pusher.
Because there’s a traditional treat from Mexico that can calm a stressed-out heart…
And you can FINALLY get it legally, after DECADES of it being BLACKLISTED by the feds!
A ‘forbidden fruit’ for your heart
We’ve all heard stories about “bootlegging” liquor during the years of Prohibition in the 1920s and ’30s.
But it turns out that in the 21st century, black market sellers have been specializing in a related illegal activity…
From 2002 to 2006, one of the most widely smuggled items… and one most commonly seized by the USDA at the Mexican border… was a stone fruit grown in the highlands of Mexico.
It turns out that some people were so desperate for tejocote (Crataegus mexicana)… they were willing to go ON THE LAM to get it.
Also known as Mexican hawthorn, ancient Aztecs used it to honor the deceased, as far back as the 7th century.
Modern-day Mexicans still offer the fruit to their ancestors who have passed… placing it on graves and altars.
People around the world – even as far as Asia – have come to appreciate the medicinal value of tejocote.
But you couldn’t even legally FIND it in the U.S. until 2015 .
That’s when the USDA finally made it legal to bring tejocote across the Mexican border into the U.S.
That year, an extensive review of the biological properties of tejocote was published by Mexican researchers in the Journal of Pharmacogenomics & Pharmacoproteomics.
It’s still the definitive scientific authority on the cardiotonic effects of tejocote… and it’s practically the ONLY mainstream evidence you can find!
Fortunately, THOUSANDS of years of human use across the globe have taught us a few valuable lessons about tejocote.
We know that it acts as an antispasmodic and muscle relaxant. That action helps control the contractions when your heart is beating too fast (a.k.a. tachycardia)…
And when everything in your cardiovascular system is operating on a more relaxed basis, that helps regulate your blood pressure.
Now, we know that eating plenty of fruits (and vegetables) is CRUCIAL to maintaining good cardio health.
And tejocote is no exception.
Not only is it LOADED with vitamin C (one of the heart-friendliest nutrients out there)…
But it also contains two MORE classes of antioxidant compounds, both of which give the fruit’s skin its yellow color:
flavonoids, including procyanidins and flavonols like quercetin
Even the ultra-mainstream American Heart Association has been forced to admit that quercetin is a superstar when it comes to maintaining healthy blood pressure.
But quercetin can’t do it alone… and no other phytonutrient can, either.
With tejocote, it’s all about how they act IN SYNERGY with one another!
Your mainstream medical doc will tell you there are no clinical studies to prove tejocote works… so it COULDN’T POSSIBLY work.
Never mind the GENERATIONS of Mexicans that have relied on its efficacy and safety… or the literature that appears in Spanish and not English.
Adding to the confusion is the fact that there are DOZENS of different species of Crataegus that are colloquially called “tejocote”… and no standardized way of testing their nutritional content or differentiating between them in studies.
Calls for further research have fallen on deaf ears…
But tejocote is so widely used… and the demand for it is so high among Mexicans living in America… the tide may change for the better.
In the meantime, tejocote is sold in Latin American grocery stores (particularly in California and other “border states”). The fruit looks like a crabapple… but you won’t want to eat it raw.
It’s most commonly cooked or canned.
You may only be able to find it fresh in the fall and winter, as tejocote is most popular around the Day of the Dead and Christmas celebrations.