The Basics: Red Yeast Rice

If you’re new to natural health and supplementation, many of the terms you hear often will be totally foreign. One of our primary goals here is to help you to be educated and informed. We believe educated people make better patients with better outcomes. It’s only a matter of time until everyone comes into contact with the medical world. Let us help you get your bearings before you reach that point!

Statins, a specific class of pharmaceutical designed to lower cholesterol, are one of the most broadly prescribed medications in modern history. As a whole, they’re very effective at what they do. Unfortunately, as is often the case, there’s another side to the story.

It seems that weekly we get news of a new study showing the damaging side effects of statins to the liver, kidneys and other parts of the body. Thankfully, there’s an excellent, natural alternative that has been used for years: Red Yeast Rice.

A study published in the June 16, 2009 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine showing that a red rice yeast supplement worked as well to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol as prescription statin drugs. Half the 62 patients in the study received a red rice yeast supplement; the other half were given a placebo. After three months, average LDL levels among those taking the red rice yeast had dropped an average of 27 percent compared with six percent among the placebo group. All the participants were taught how to eat well, exercise and otherwise maintain a healthy lifestyle.

There was also a studied published in Turin, Italy (on our blog here) that also looks at the benefits of Red Yeast Rice for children.

The big question when it comes to Red Yeast Rice is in the production and potency and that is why we recommend it as one of our essentials and we guarantee the quality and potency.

Our suggested use is as a dietary supplement. Take two capsules twice daily, or as directed by a health care professional. Do not take more than 4 capsules in a 24 hour period. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use if you have a history of, or are at risk of liver disease. Store tightly closed in a dry place; do not expose to excessive heat.

For balancing your cholesterol, lowering your LDL while balancing your HDL, trust our Red Yeast Rice, organically grown, whole food sourced and ready to assist you.

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