Red yeast rice

What is Red yeast rice?

Red yeast rice is rice that has been fermented by the red yeast, Monascus purpureus. It is used as a food preservative, food colorant, spice, and an ingredient in rice wine. It is know to lower blood cholesterol and improve blood circulation for alleviating indigestion and diarrhea.

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ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS THE SAME IF I USE LIPITOR OR RED YEAST RICE ?

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Yes it can be safely continued

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I am a healthy woman in my mid-30's. I have never been overweight and I'm fairly active. However, I have had high cholesterol and high...

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hypoglycemia would need assessment

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Red yeast rice is helpful for high cholesterol...

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My cholesterol total is 218; 65--HDL; 17--VLDL; and 136--LDL. I have just started, (3days ago), taking fish oil, artichoke extract tabs and...

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