About Strauss Heartdrops®

About the Heartdrops®

The Strauss Heartdrops® are the original Heartdrops, and are not a pharmaceutical drug.

The Strauss Heartdrops® are the result of eight generations of practice in development, production and application of herbal remedies, having been passed down through generations of the Strauss family.

The chain was almost broken when Jim Strauss (the 7th generation herbalist of the family) took a career in heavy industry instead of applying the herbal training he received from his grandmother. However, fate intervened and at age 57, Jim had a serious heart attack. He couldn’t walk, or sleep lying down and was told he would die without surgery and drugs. Thankfully, he remembered an alternative. His son Pete was 15 at the time and Jim had him obtain and process a collection of herbs under his guidance. This formulation diminished his chest pain in 2 weeks. Now he could sleep lying down. A week later he was taking short walks, and in less than a year his former health was fully restored. This experience and his recovery convinced him he had to return to his family’s tradition.

Today, the company oversees two GMP certified manufacturing plants with a skilled and dedicated staff. The Strauss Heartdrops® are distributed worldwide, having achieved global recognition primarily by word of mouth from satisfied customers.

Strauss Heartdrops® can be taken alongside the drugs your doctor prescribes. They play a supportive role and work on an entirely different and more of a nutritional level than drugs do. Whilst drugs can do a good job of controlling symptoms, the unique combination of the herbal ingredients used in the Strauss Heartdrops® help to encourage the development of healthy tissue and assists in nourishing healthy blood vessel growth.

The primary action of herbs used in circulatory disorders is to increase the flow of blood to the body’s extremities (arms, legs, fingers and toes) and to improve the health of heart and blood vessel walls in general.

In conjunction with a healthy heart diet, exercise and stress management, the synergistically blended traditional herbs used in Strauss Heartdrops® are the perfect supportive measure, both for people who have a family history of heart disease, and for those who wish to proactively support their heart and arteries in a safe and natural way. They can be used as a safe and effective program for dealing with the gradual loss of heart and circulatory function that comes with age.

Herbal ingredients include:

  • Garlic, for healthy levels of Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, and Blood Flow
  • Hawthorn, for strong and healthy Arteries, Heart Muscles, Heart Beats, and Heart Valves
  • Cayenne, for healthy Heart Function, Circulation and Cardiovascular Longevity
  • Bilberry, for healthy Veins, Vision, Capillary Function and Circulation


Why Herbs?


I have certainly noticed a vast improvement on the drops. No arrhythmia, no palpitations, just a nice calm heart & feeling good about taking the drops.

Fay, Katikati

Simply stated, when herbs are taken as directed they are very safe, effective and gentle. Herbs can be used for both prevention and as a treatment for a wide variety of ailments. They are products that you can select yourself to keep your body in a healthy state, which puts you in control of your health. Herbs are a product of nature, containing essential substances necessary for building up and maintaining the body, and optimizing the performance of vital functions. The best way to fix something that is broken or malfunctioning is to use the parts from which it was originally made. Herbs provide great assistance to your body’s own ability to maintain or return to a healthy state.

Herbs are not chemicals synthesized in a laboratory. They are high quality plants, rich in compounds that may be missing in your diet. Plants have the power of taking up mineral substances through their roots from the soil, and assimilating and transforming them into organic forms in such a way that they become bioavailable and readily utilized by the human body.

Many drugs are either synthesised (man-made) versions of a plant compound, or a purified / standardised extract of a plant compound. Experience is now showing that a synthesised chemical or a purified compound from a plant extract has a completely different risk profile to that of the whole plant, which can consist of hundreds of compounds. Strauss Naturals® specialty is the traditional use of whole plants combined synergistically in specific combinations.

From ancient times, herbs and herbal preparations have been widely used as the safest and best medicines for a wide variety of ailments. The vast knowledge of the beneficial effects of herbs and plants was acquired in early civilization by experimentation and intuition, then passed down and perfected by succeeding generations. Scientific research and medical experience are continually confirming the health-giving properties of herbs.

Did you know that natural remedies are still the primary source of healthcare for two-thirds of the world’s population?

Strauss Traditional Herbal Formulas

There are many herbal products on the market today, so how do you choose one over another? The answer is in the product’s effectiveness, safety and quality. Does it work, and does my body tolerate the product? Strauss products have a reputation for their effectiveness, a reputation created and voiced by consumers of our products originally and solely by word of mouth. We are so confident in our products we provide a no hassle money back guarantee. It works or your money back (see Our Guarantee). Our products are very safe and easy to tolerate. Our products come complete with all the information you need to safely use our products and achieve the results you are looking for. Our products are of high quality, and we are licensed by Health Canada to produce Natural Health Products (NHPs) for the Canadian market. The license ensures all of our products are made to a set of specifications approved by Health Canada.

Compliance (taking the product as directed) and efficient absorption are the crucial first steps in any healing process, with significant signs of improvement in some symptoms often experienced within the first week or two of taking the product. However, it is important to keep in mind that health regimens involving Strauss herbal supplementation should be followed as directed and for many products, this process can take 3 months or more. The reward for vigilance in such a natural health regimen can be renewed health and vigour and improved quality of life.



No more angina attacks! Circulation is so good too. Varicose veins greatly reduced and more energy. Such a marvellous product. Thank you!

Peg, Nelson

Many herbs have a detoxifying or cleansing action. Although cleansing occasionally has some undesirable effects, such as joint or muscle pain, diarrhea, rashes, or flu like symptoms, it is a normal part of the herb’s action. Symptoms usually pass within 1-3 days, but on rare occasions can last longer. If uncomfortable, reduce dosage by 1/2 or 2/3 or stop until detox symptoms disappear and then restart with 1/2 dosage and increase to recommended dose over a few weeks.

Common signs of heart disease

It may be a sign that your Heart & Arteries need support if you experience any of the following

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fatigue
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Angina (pains in the chest, arms, or jaw)
  • Water retention
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Poor circulation
  • Erectile problems

If you are experiencing one or more of the above you may be suffering from heart disease. We recommend that you seek an accurate diagnosis from your health professional, who may prescribe medications to manage your symptoms.

Beyond managing your symptoms:

Some people are content to manage their symptoms with medications and leave it at that, but today there is so much more that you can do.

Supporting your body, and addressing the causes

How did I get this sick?

If you are interested in the possible lifestyle related causes and risk factors associated with heart disease, the following information may be of interest.

Excess body fat

If you try to put too much fuel into your car’s petrol tank it will simply overflow. However this is not so with our bodies which are endowed with expandable fuel tanks. These fat reservoirs can increase your risk towards many adverse health consequences, including atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), Insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes high blood pressure and blood clots.

Sometimes you may not "look" fat but still may have a high level of fat around your organs which can significantly increase your risk of heart disease. Some experts believe that this form of fat (also known as visceral fat, which is actually stomach fat and can also be visible as stomach fat) in fact is more dangerous than the fat on your thighs, hips, and bottom.

Know your body fat status


High blood pressure

When your blood pressure is too high your heart has to work harder and the increased pressure places excessive stress on the artery walls. It is possible to have high blood pressure for many years and not know it, and it this long term high blood pressure that does the most harm to not only your heart and arteries, but also other organs like your eyes and kidneys.

Know your blood pressure status


Chronic Inflammation


No problems now with poor circulation in feet.

Paul, Kaikohe

Your Immune system uses inflammation as a defence mechanism to repel toxins and harmful bacteria. If you have ever developed an infection after a cut or graze you will have seen how the area became red and tender. This was an example of your body fighting the infection with an inflammatory response. But, while inflammation is a good servant, chronic inflammation can inflict some serious damage.

Chronic (long term) inflammation happens when your immune system is required to launch a continuous low grade inflammatory response to a chronic problem. Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, stomach ulcers, infection of the gums or the roots of the teeth, and a stressful lifestyle are some of the factors that can cause chronic inflammation.

Chronic (long term) inflammation is linked to many degenerative diseases, including heart disease. The walls of the artery are particularly susceptible to inflammation, and research shows that there is a link between inflammation and plaque formation on artery walls.

Measure your inflammation levels regularly : There are 2 blood tests that will reveal your inflammation status, they are...


Oxidative Stress

They say that rust never sleeps, but did you know that this principal applies as much to our bodies as it does to metals? It is the process of oxidation that causes damage to our genes, proteins and lipoproteins in the same way that oxidation causes steel to rust, or a freshly sliced apple to turn brown in a matter of minutes. As the name suggests, oxidation is caused by ‘free radical’ oxygen molecules. We produce these all the time, simply by breathing, digesting food and converting fat and carbohydrates into energy.

There is of course a protection mechanism in place. Antioxidants neutralise free radicals. Oxidative stress only occurs when the supply of free radicals is greater than the supply of antioxidants.

Unfortunately the list of free radical sources is much longer today than our list of antioxidant sources: In addition to the essential activities already mentioned, exposure to smoke, alcohol, drugs (both prescription and illicit) and other toxins like household and industrial sprays, chemicals, solvents and fuel, also increases our tally of free radicals.

We rely on fresh fruits and vegetables, supplements, and moderate exercise for our antioxidants (extreme exercise falls into the free radical category).

The price we pay for failing to win this battle can be very high indeed. Chronic oxidative stress is implicated as contributing to all of the following: Coronary Heart Disease, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, accelerated ageing of the skin, psoriasis, dermatitis, melanoma, Kidney disease, arthritis, asthma, COPD, allergies, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Migraine, Auto Immune disorders, Hardening of the arteries, diabetes, chronic fatigue, Macular degeneration, retinal degeneration, and cataracts.

There is no reliable measurement for Oxidative Stress, we suggest that you follow the recommended lifestyle changes which focus on antioxidant friendly activities and the avoidance of free radical promoting activities.

Insulin resistance

The role of insulin is to go around the body knocking on the doors of certain types of cells saying, “Open up, there’s too much sugar in the bloodstream and you have to store it!” Insulin resistance happens when, after many years of constant “Open up” demands these cells start to ignore this message, which leads to more insulin being released, which leads to more resistance from the cells. Eventually the organ that produces insulin (the pancreas) gets exhausted and stops producing insulin. If that happens we end up with full blown type 2 diabetes. Diabetes significantly increases our risk of heart disease, Alzheimers, blindness and circulatory problems which can lead to amputation of the lower extremities.

This was all discovered in 1910. In over 100 years of diabetes research the experts have not yet recommended that we restrict our intake of sugar and carbohydrates (which convert into sugar) to a level where there is no need for the pancreas to be constantly making insulin. Over those hundred years our consumption of sugar and the incidence of diabetes has continued to rise. In the 1990’s we took the advice to consume more carbohydrates and less fat, and many of the carbs we consume have added sugar. Diabetes has now reached epidemic proportions.

If you want to give your pancreas and the cells it targets a rest, follow the recommendations of the USDA and reduce your sugar intake to that of your 1880 ancestor. You can do this by eliminating liquid calories (soft drinks, commercial fruit juices and alcohol) and choosing to eat only low GI foods.

Lifestyle changes to assist in recovery

Changing a few habits can greatly improve your health.

There are many theories on why we have a heart disease epidemic, such as the cholesterol theory and the hereditary theory. Other theories are based upon research into lifestyle related risk factors that show an association with a disease. Our lifestyles are determined by our habits, so we can change our lifestyles simply by replacing existing habits with better ones. You can therefore reduce your exposure to all of the previously mentioned heart disease risk factors simply by making a decision to change a few habits, namely.

Exercise deprivation

Modern technology has essentially removed the need for us to ever build up a sweat. The energy required for work, transportation and recreation is now almost totally supplied by electricity and fuel. Research shows that as little as 2.5 hours of exercise a week (that's less than 25 minutes a day) can reduce your risk of having a heart attack by one-third. Lack of exercise is also implicated as one of the causes of type 2 diabetes, which leads to other diseases including heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and alzheimers. Starting a good exercise habit can be as easy as beginning your day with a 25 minute walk.

Nutrient deprivation

It may come as a shock to learn that our ancestors enjoyed better nutrition than we do. Today’s mainstream diet consists largely of foods that are high in calories, and low in nutrients. Many of us can be classed as overfed and undernourished, providing the ideal conditions for the progression of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and arthritis. There are many ways to improve our nutritional habits. Some are easier than others. For example, many of us will find it easier to start a new habit (like supplementing for optimum nutrition) as opposed to stopping an old one (like eliminating a harmful food from our diets). We recommend that you conduct a comprehensive review of your diet, and gradually replace harmful ingredients with healthy ones in addition to supplementing for optimum nutrition.

Sleep deprivation


Can sleep on either side now without angina pain whereas I could not sleep on my right side before taking the Heartdrops.

Margaret, Wakefield

When you're even a little sleep deprived, your body releases stress hormones that constrict arteries and cause inflammation. If you routinely wake up feeling tired or need an afternoon nap, then you're probably sleep deprived. Most adults need 7 to 8 hours a night to function well. Every extra hour of sleep that sleep deprived adults can add to their nightly average reduces their risk of coronary artery calcification (a cause of heart disease) by 33%, according to a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. If you have difficulty sleeping check out this list of factors that can improve sleep.

  • Darkness : Is your room totally dark? Sleeping with even a small amount of light can impair your body’s ability to produce the sleep hormone melatonin.
  • Wireless phones : Unplug your Cordless phone and switch off your cell phone for a good night’s sleep as they can also interfere with melatonin levels.
  • Fresh air : A constant supply of fresh air will give you a better night’s sleep.


Oral hygiene

Did you know that the bacteria found in diseased gums can also be found in the plaque that blocks arteries? Garlic is well known for its antibacterial properties. When you are taking your Strauss Heartdrops® have a good rinse around your gums before swallowing.


Stress is hard on the heart in many ways. The medical term for high blood pressure is hypertension (being too tense). High stress levels are also a cause of inflammation, another risk factor in heart disease. You will do your body many favours by reducing your stress levels. Nutritional supplementation can also help significantly in this regard.

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Consider supplementation

Nature’s herbs, minerals, vitamins, enzymes and other dietary sourced substances can offer valuable support to the body when it is working to restore health, especially when the ingredients have been skilfully selected and blended in optimum proportions.

Our Guarantee

Many people find that NHP’s improve their quality of life. If you are not satisfied with your quality of life due to a heart or artery related issue, we suggest that you try the Strauss Heartdrops®. You may find like many others before you that you will be very pleased when you discover what they can do for your quality of life.

Because we cannot be sure that they will do for you what they have done for others, we offer a 90 day 100% money back satisfaction guarantee on your first bottle.

  • NO RISK! Your first bottle of Strauss Heartdrops® comes with a 90 day money back guarantee.
  • TOP QUALITY product - a proven performer since 1979
  • SAFE to take with drugs
  • NO SIDE EFFECTS - even with high doses and long term use
  • NATURAL heart and circulation support – and so much more!