... I have been taking "Red Yeast Rice" tablets for about 4 months now... ... (20 replies)
... I purchased red yeast rice in a Florida health food store. ... (26 replies)
... In the supplement you are looking at the only think that is going to effect your cholesterol directly is the Red Yeast Rice. It is a statin. Many do have good results. ... (9 replies)
... Hey everybody- I posted a couple of days ago concerning this but it seems like either the title wasn't provocative enough or the thread got overlooked. So I'm kind of reposting with a more URGENT sounding title, hoping that someone might help answer some of my questions...
1) Went to the doctor 4 months ago. Bad news- High Cholesterol.
Total cholesterol: 242... (9 replies)
... The thing that is keeping me from going ahead and trying this stuff is the tricky legal situation and debate over whether red yeast rice is a drug or a supplement. Under current law, and the recent case load concerning one of the products, I would tend to consider it a drug. ... (3 replies)
The VAP test uses a more advanced technology to measure your lipid profile, so it can identify risk problems for heart disease that might not be apparent on the more straightforward lipid panel. Actually, I'm surprised, with your present numbers, that your doctor didn't request this testing as well. Possibly you had it done without knowing and these results are on... (5 replies)
... can the red yeast rice pills be taken with my vitamins? ... (5 replies)
... hus eat a lot of Olive Oil. I also eat a good amount of Flax seed in my yogurt. Fish oil gives me the "fish burps" so I can't stand them. I have taken CoQ10 and Red Yeast Rice pills in the past, but took a month off of all the supplements to cleanse my body a little. I think my LDL stems from eating too much red meat. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Rose,
ALWAYS, always, start on the bare minimum of any drug/supplement.
Nature's Plus extended release RYR is a standardized product of high quality, that contains a minimum of 10.2mg monacolins. This is a fairly high dose.
Recent testimonies (Bamac and the Mayor) prove that 600mg is all they required.
Start on 600mg for three months, lipid test, and then increase... (11 replies)
... RE RYR Extended Release......the instructions say one pill preferably with evening meal. Other RYR pills say to take 2 pills (1,200mg). Curious if we should double up on Nature's Plus? (11 replies)
... I note that there are earlier threads on this topic and I am glad to see some new discussion on it. Can some of those with knowledge supply the name of any known standardized brands (or preferred brands, at least)?
I am wondering if RYR would have the same effect on me that Lescol XL (did). About 2 years ago, my family dr. prescribed it for 90 days. Basically, my... (27 replies)
... I cut his pills in half with a pill cutter I bought at Eckard. ... (26 replies)
... Strol 3x a day and it's got 500mg RYR extract in it or something. Other pills I've seen only have 300mg. ... (9 replies)
... stol you'd have to take a handful of pills and the cost will be MANY times the Rx lovastatin. ... (9 replies)
... The product has red rice yeast, gugulipid, grape seed extract, artichoke extract, garlic powder. ... (15 replies)
... You could also try red yeast rice, a natural statin. I would try Niaspan before Lipitor because Niaspan might raise your HDL cholesterol and lower your LDL. ... (3 replies)
... off from the grocery store over the counter. It is a plant sterol which also lowers cholesterol. Red yeast rice is like a statin with some of the same side effects. Statins are based on red yeast rice and are reductase inhibitors. ... (11 replies)
... My triglycerides have never been too high but I had been put on fish oil pills by my doctor and took them for a year. I highly believe in them and continue to do so but they helped marginally for my cholesterol number. ... (4 replies)
... e so many pills now LOL, I will try the red yeast rice, I am at a loss at this point, I thought I had done everything right this time, taking 3000 mg of fish oil pills and niacin at night before bed for 4 months, maybe I should increase the dose of fish oil and get niaspan from the doc on tuesday. This is just frustrating. ... (34 replies)
... fish oil caps, red yeast rice, coq10, policosanol, garlic, cinnamon, and flush free niacin all in capsule form. ... (13 replies)