Cholest-Away (Red Yeast Rice), lowers Cholesterol levels as effectively as statins without the side effects. Red Yeast Rice increases HDL levels, lowers LDL levels and also lowers elevated serum triglyceride levels. Use in conjunction with CO-Q10 as with all statins. For difficult Cholesterol, incorporate the following supplements in conjunction with CHOLEST-GO: BETA-SITASTEROL, TAURINE, CARNITINE, PROJESTERONE CREAM, DMG, HMB and SOY PROTEIN.
Red Yeast Rice is a red powder produced by the fermentation of a proprietary strain of Monascus purpureus Red yeast and Rice.
Health Benefits of Red Yeast Rice
Red Yeast Rice may help to prevent Atherosclerosis.
Red Yeast Rice possesses Antioxidant properties.
Red Yeast Rice may lower elevated total serum Cholesterol levels (due to the Monacolins content of Red Yeast Rice inhibiting the HMG-CoA Reductase enzyme that catalyzes the endogenous production of Cholesterol):
* Red Yeast Rice may increase HDL Cholesterol levels. Red Yeast Rice may lower LDL Cholesterol levels.
* Red Yeast Rice may lower elevated serum Triglycerides levels.
* Red Yeast Rice may Inhibit these Potentially Toxic Substances
Red Yeast Rice may inhibit HMG-CoA Reductase (primarily due to the Monacolins content of Red Yeast Rice).
Red Yeast Rice may lower elevated Lipoprotein (a) levels.
Red Yeast Rice Contains these Substances
Monounsaturated Oleic Acid
Polyunsatureated Linoleic Acid
Monacollins 0.4% Monacolin K
(Mevinolin; Lovastatin) 0.2% Monacolin K
(Hydroxy acid form) 0.1%
Monacolin 11 Monacolin III 0.02%
Monacolin IV Monacolin V 0.02%
Monacolin VI 0.01%
The principal active constituents of Red Yeast Rice are (0.4% of) a group of compounds named Monacolins (including Mevinolin, a compound that is chemically identical to Lovastatin, a Pharmaceutical HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor).
Red Yeast Rice may Interfere with these Substances
Red Yeast Rice may interfere with the body's endogenous production of Coenzyme Q10 (due to the Mevinolin content of Red Yeast Rice inhibiting the HMG-CoA Reductase enzyme that is an essential catalyst for the endogenous production of Coenzyme Q10):
* It is strongly recommended that persons using Red Yeast Rice supplement with 100 mg of Coenzyme Q10 per day in order to counteract the suppression of endogenous CoQ10 production caused by the Mevinolin content of Red Yeast Rice.
When Red Yeast Rice is consumed in conjunction with Grapefruit juice, the blood concentration of the Mevinolin content of Red Yeast Rice is increased by up to 15-fold. Such increases are dangerous.
Red Yeast Rice may cause Rhabdomyolysis (due to the Mevinolin content of Red Yeast Rice inhibiting the endogenous synthesis of Coenzyme Q10).
Red Yeast Rice should not be used by women during Pregnancy or during the Lactation period.
Red Yeast Rice should not be used in conjunction with high-dose Nicotinic Acid (greater than 1,000 mg of Nicotinic Acid per day) as this combination increases the risk of the Mevinolin content of Red Yeast Rice causing Rhabdomyolysis.
The usual dosage of Red Yeast Rice (capsules) for lowering elevated Cholesterol levels is 600 - 2,400 mg per day (taken as one to four divided doses of 600 mg each). This equates to a dosage of 2.4 - 9.6 mg of Mevinolin per day.
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