Red Rice Yeast Plus
90 Veggie Caps 500 mg
Red Rice Yeast Plus is a combination of herbs that numerous studies have shown lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels as effectively as the statin drugs, but without the side effects common to statins. For centuries, Red Rice Yeast (Hong Qu) has been used in China as both a food and herbal medicine. Following ingestion, monascolin (lovastatin) is converted in the body to beta-hydroxy acid, which is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. This compound inhibits cholesterol biosynthesis, leading to reduced levels of plasma total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL, and triglycerides. In addition, it may produce a slight increase in high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the “good” cholesterol.
Clinical studies have also shown Gynostema’s ability to lower serum cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL (bad cholesterol), while increasing HDL (good cholesterol). Crude Gypenosides were tested for their effect on lipid metabolism in rats fed with high-sugar, high-fat diets. It was found that Gypenosides reduced levels of serum triglycerides, total cholesterol, phospholipids and lipid peroxidation.
In laboratory studies, Polygonum increases HDL and lowers LDL and triglycerides. Hawthorne Berry has also shown marked effectiveness for reduction of plasma cholesterol levels. Salvia and Ligusticumdilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Salvia also exhibits a marked hepatoprotective effect by lowering liver enzyme levels, due in part to its effect at improving blood circulation and promoting regeneration of liver cells.
Cautions & Contraindications: This formula contains natural plant based statins, which use up the bodies stores of CoQ10, an important supplement for heart health. As such, it is recommended to take 100 mg. of Co Q 10 called Ubiquinol, which has far superior absorption that Ubiquinone along with either herbal or pharmaceutical statins, such as Lipitor or Zocor.