Archive for the 'Red Yeast Rice' Category
People experiencing statin-associated myopathy include pain and muscle weakness. This muscle pain (myalgia) is estimated to affect 10% to 15% of patients taking statins.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia evaluated the tolerability of red yeast rice vs pravastatin (Pravachol) in patients unable to tolerate statins because of myalgia. (more…)
Red yeast rice typically contains monacolins, including monacolin K — the naturally occurring statin known as lovastatin (Mevacor). (more…)
He lists aspects of diet and exercise that are most and less effective in controlling cholesterol. (more…)
Is there a role for omega-3, red yeast rice, and garlic in preventing cardiovascular problems? (more…)
Yes, but you might be disappointed.
Three of 16 products failed the content analysis test. One product did not release its ingredients and two others had less than half the expected ingredients.
That’s less than a 20% failure rate, which is better than often reported by this lab.
An article in Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals reports that the following supplements were tested: sterols, policosanol, guggulsterones, fish oil, garlic, niacin, soy protein, red yeast rice, and stanols. I highlighted the supplements discussed at this blog.