has any one heard of red yeast rice.

By mamaoak Latest Reply 2009-08-23 15:03:37 -0500
Started 2009-08-22 13:21:14 -0500

when i went to my dr for a visit he recommended red yeast rice to lower colesterol . my colestrol is 205 and i have to try and lower it. has any one tried these supplements.

8 replies

GabbyPA 2009-08-23 05:50:29 -0500 Report

I use Red Yeast Rice along with Policosanol as that was recommended by our family doctor to help with overall cholesterol. I saw more success with the pravastatin I was prescribed, but I still take it.

jigsaw 2009-08-22 18:19:51 -0500 Report

Statin drugs (Lipitor, Zocor, etc) are derivatives of red yeast rice. Red yeast rice still has the buffers that its derivatives do not. This may make it advantages. It is very important to pick a good pure brand, since not all are of the same quality or contents. I used it years back and got excellent results. Currently, I keep my total cholesteral at 130 with diet and exercize.

mamaoak 2009-08-22 19:26:12 -0500 Report

yes that is what my dr said what brand did you use. i am useing natures bounty. thanks

jigsaw 2009-08-23 05:05:43 -0500 Report

It's been more than 12 years but I think the brand was called cholestum. I don't think it's available under that name any more. In either case a good health food store should have quality brands. The Vitamin Shoppe has a large selection of brands and is available on the internet.

mamaoak 2009-08-23 15:03:37 -0500 Report

thanks there is no health food store in this area but when i go to a big city i will lok for one.

hbkunkel 2009-08-22 16:32:18 -0500 Report

A close non diabetic friend has been using it for quite a while to successfully lower her cholesterol. I treid it for a short time but did not see much difference but I may go back and give it a try, Good luck.