Total cholesterol levels improved more in the red yeast rice
group than in the placebo group.
Clinical studies of red yeast rice
have shown reductions in LDL cholesterol of 18% to 42%, although each study has used a different red yeast rice
Many synthetic statins have been derived from red yeast rice
and other naturally occurring phytochemicals," stated Robert Bowker, co-inventor of Cinnechol and President of Knock-Out Technologies, Ltd.
Comment: Red yeast rice
contains a number of different statin-like compounds (called monacolins), including modest amounts of lovastatin.
Red yeast rice
has been used in China for over 1200 years.
com first tested red yeast rice
supplements in 2008.
Functional red yeast rice
can accelerate blood circulation and food digestion.
ProTec Nutra will offer powder, granular and sustained release beadlet forms of both standard and organic Red Yeast Rice
The only thing I had done differently was take Natures Plus Red Yeast Rice
In fact, red yeast rice
could be even more dangerous than prescription statins.
Monacolin-K, a compound found in standardized red yeast rice
extract, is a naturally occurring statin.
However, the behavioral intervention delivered to the group receiving red yeast rice
(which is available over the counter and contains naturally occurring lovastatin) and fish oil was astounding and not generalizable.