Www.CholesterolCholestrol.Com
Lowering Cholesterol to Extend Life Easily

Families often share the same life style, so it's common to find several family members suffering with high cholesterol - Pregnant women or women trying to get pregnant need to take care with cholesterol drugs - changing your diet and lifestyle often helps to normalise your cholesterol levels.
Written by health professionals: Doctor, M.D., CphT, and others - but easy to read.
HOME
Skip to content
Email
A+
A-
Cholesterol levels managed without harsh drugs.

Lower cholesterol naturally with low cholesterol foods

The Professionals behind www.CholesterolCholestrol.com

Donald Urquhart,(BA & DipAppPsy), Fully Registered Psychologist. A past cholesterol sufferer.

Dr James Hogg, (BSc Oxon, MBBS & BA Hons), Medical Doctor, experienced and trained. A great addition to www.CholesterolCholestrol.com
Michael T. Sapko, M.D., Ph.D.,Trained as a Doctor, but preferred writing more. Excellent that he chose to write for www.CholesterolCholestrol.com too!
Loni Ice, (CphT), Certified Pharmacy Technician - the one behind the counter you ask for help from with your cholesterol medication and drugs. Strong interest in healing herbs.
Chris Urquhart, Student, studying for a social work degree. Has a passion for medical and veterinarian history and provides back up support. Not yet qualified to write for CholesterolCholestrol.com, but very useful indeed.
Cant see all the site links?

Scroll down so that the topic you are interested in is at the top of the screen and mouse over. Site appears to display best in IE, eg IE7. Screen resolution about 1200+ wide.

RSS feed of cholesterol related information

Red Rice Yeast Cholesterol - Is red rice yeast good for lowering high cholesterol?

Pure and simple, red rice yeast is good for lowering high cholesterol.

In China, the use of red rice yeast for medicinal purposes dates back 1200 years. Red rice yeast, is a red coloured product, a Monascus purpureus yeast which has been grown on rice. 

 

Why does red rice yeast lower cholesterol?

Red rice yeast contains Monacolins; Statin drugs are a type of monacolin. Monacolins inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the liver.   In fact some of the strongest cholesterol lowering drugs, such as Mevinolin and Lovastatin are statin drugs and so contain monacolins as found in red rice yeast.

The big difference between using red rice yeast and the anti-cholesterol drugs, is that the drugs provide standardised measures of monacolins in high dosages and are prescribed by a doctor to meet your specific needs. Red rice yeast, on the other hand, may lack standardisation to some extent and is seldom monitored by a physician who knows how to treat your cholesterol.

Richard N. Fogoros, M.D., points out, if you are going to use the monacolins through red rice yeast, why not use the monacolins via the available standardised drugs and get the benefit of the years your doctor has most likely treated cholesterol in others for?

My answer to this is simple.  The dose in statin cholesterol drugs is so high that a wide variety of adverse side effects exist.  When red yeast rice is used in herbal alternative medicine, the dosage is much less lower and dangerous side effects appear to be non-existant, but the alternative medicine is also quite effective in lowering cholesterol. 

 

Dosage for Red rice yeast for lowering cholesterol:

The dosage of red rice yeast for adults over 18 years old: 1,200 mgs of concentrated red rice yeast powder twice daily with food.  Should see noticable improvements in cholesterol levels in about 3 months.  Always best to consult your health care professional before starting treatment with red yeast rice.

 

Adverse Reactions to Red rice yeast:

If one is allergic to red rice yeast, coming into contact with it may be life threatening. Other possible adverse reactions may be similar to the monacolin drug lovastatin: Heartburn, gas, bloating, muscle pain / damage, muscle weakness, dizziness, asthma, bleeding and or worsening of bleeding conditions, kidney problems.  In all likelihood though, because the red yeast rice is not taken in alternative medicine in high dose forms, it appears quite safe for the vast majority to lower their cholesterol with.

Red rice yeast products are contraindicated if liver disease is present, or if pregnant, or if breast feeding, or if consuming alcohol, or if taking other cholesterol lowering drugs / products, or if taking other products that also contain red yeast rice. Quite a long list of precautions and there are so many more, which is why I again suggest it is best to discuss red yeast rice with your doctor prior to using it to lower your cholesterol levels.

Much of the information on red rice yeast has been obtained from material put out by the Mayo clinic and Medline - their material is frequently duplicated, appears good, but can be diffficult to follow.  Also information was obtained from reading a number of books on alternative medications for high cholesterol.





Don't want to risk the side effects of harsh medications?
 

Lipi-Rite may be what you want.

Lipi-Rite is Safe, Natural, and Convenient and

  • Can help support a healthy cholesterol profile

  • And help support cardio-vascular health

Helps regulate and maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

 

Please remember to SHARE us with your online social groups. Add www.cholesterolcholestrol.com to your bookmarks or favorites now to find it again easy! Always CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR AND DIETICIAN first about lowering cholesterol. See what they say about the cholesterol lowering ideas you find on this website and others. Our Privacy Policy: www.cholesterolcholestrol.com/privacypolicy.htm Copyright © 2000-present Donald Urquhart. All Rights Reserved. All universal rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our legal disclaimer.

Cholesterol / Cholestrol / Cholesteral WANT TO HELP? ABOUT US CONTACT US

Remember, www.CholesterolCholestrol.com is crammed packed with useful and beneficial information for lowering high cholesterol naturally through a cholesterol diet, and much, much more.