Red yeast rice (RYR) has long been used for cholesterol reduction by practitioners of Traditional Modern Medicine as it is considered to be a natural source of statins.
- Helps lower cholesterol naturally
- Contains CoQ10(ubiquinol) and vitamin D3
- Includes other natural cholesterol reducing ingredients including Phytosterols, soy-free Lecithin and Choline
- Citrinin-free (Citrinin is kidney damaging toxin linked to some red yeast rice)
- Excellent statin alternative (less side-effects than synthetic statins due to the lower required doses)
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy, fat-like substance found within the bloodstream and cells of the body. It is produced naturally in our bodies and very important for many aspects of human health. Although we need cholesterol to maintain our body’s daily functions, too much cholesterol in the blood is a major risk factor for heart disease.
Red yeast rice (RYR) has long been used for cholesterol reduction by practitioners of Traditional Modern Medicine as it is considered to be a natural source of statins. Statins work by inhibiting the activity of a key enzyme in the biological pathway that creates cholesterol. Although the pharmaceutical option to RYR are statin medications, they utilize the same biological pathway that is also responsible for creating important nutrients such as CoQ10 and vitamin D. Overload of these pathways could affect the supply of critical nutrients needed by our bodies.
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- Halbert SC, et al. Tolerability of red yeast rice (2,400 mg twice daily) versus pravastatin (20 mg twice daily) in patients with previous statin intolerance. AmJ Cardiol. 2010 Jan 15;105(2):198-204. Epub 2009 Nov 26.
- Becker DJ, et al. Red yeast rice for dyslipidemia in statin-intolerant patients: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Jun 16;150(12):830-9, W147-9.
- Huang CF, et al. Efficacy of Monascus purpureus Went rice on lowering lipid ratios in hypercholesterolemic patients. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2007 Jun;14(3):438-40.
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