Q: What is Red Rice Yeast - A "Food", "Drug" or "Marketing Scam"?
There are some "experts" and doctors stating that Red Rice Yeast extract is a "drug", but it clearly is NOT. The red yeast (Monascus Purpureus) is fermented on rice, and has been used in China for its health-promoting effects for over 2000 years. As you can see, it's clearly natural (rice is NOT a drug!)
So, why do some people classify it as a drug? Because, when pharmaceutical companies discovered how great this amazing natural compound worked, they created drugs that work similarly (called "statins"). But, they could now patent these drugs and make BILLIONS.
Simply stated, when Red Rice Yeast is used in the correct form and quantity (read below), it's a NATURAL ingredient that has positive drug-like effects!
Q: Does Red Rice Yeast Even Work To Lower Cholesterol & Triglycerides? (What the drug companies don't want you to know about...)
There are hundreds of double-blind studies around the WORLD, that show Red Rice Yeast EXACT is clinically proven to reduce "bad" cholesterol levels and even improve the "good", HDL cholesterol. In fact, don't take my word for it, you can go ahead and do your own research online - just make sure it's at research sites such as MedLine or PubMed and not a regular "non-research" website.
In fact, years ago, pharmaceutical giant Merck, tried to stop all sales of Red Rice Yeast Extract because it worked equally as well as their higher priced (and toxic) drug, Mevacor® - which is the trade name for the compound lovastatin, also known as monacolin K. They wanted to stop the sales because they were losing money, having to compete with a natural and safe alternative. But, they lost.
Simply stated, the correct EXACTED form and QUANTITY of Red Rice Yeast, when utilized with other natural ingredients (see below), is proven safe and effective.
Q: If Red Rice Yeast Is Similar To the Statin Drug "Lovastatin", Does It Have Any Negative Side-Effects?
Remember that red yeast rice is a 100% natural food and not a drug. While other statin prescription drugs do have numerous negative side-effects, red rice yeast usually does not. I say usually because when the wrong FORM is used, it does have negative effects.
The key is to have the toxic by-product called "citrinin" REMOVED from the fermentation process and you want to ONLY use the "extract" form of red yeast rice.
Q: How Do I know If Red Rice Yeast Will Work For Me?
Actually, you don't. In fact, what most people do is use ONE ingredient to try and get the job done. The problem is if you use too low a dose, nothing happens and you are wasting your time and money. BUT, if you increase the dose to finally see positive effects, you'll also have to deal with negative side-effects - that's the problem of "mega dosing".
You see, the body craves "balance". When you use an effective and hence, "high" dosage of any ONE ingredient - your body becomes toxic, overloaded, fights back and creates negative side-effects because it's trying to (A) detox the body and (B) get back to "balance" (also known as "homeostasis").
The SECRET is to utilize the LOWEST dose of Red Rice Yeast, in combination with other effective and natural ingredients (see the next question).
Q: Is Red Rice Yeast The ONLY Ingredient I Need To Use To Lower Cholesterol & Triglycerides?
I'll be honest with you. No single ingredient works at 100% effectiveness forever, let alone for every person. And that includes Red Rice Yeast or any other single herb or nutrient.
Think about it. Just like you don't eat only broccoli for best health, you don't want to use only one herb or nutrient either.
The best products use Red Rice Yeast, in conjunction with other key ingredients, at specific dosages to dramatically help with Lower Cholesterol & Triglycerides. Other key ingredients you should look for when purchasing a product, which also work in synergy with Red Rice Yeast are:
- Garlic Extract (make sure it's Deodorized with 1.3% alliin)
- Pantesin® d-Pantethine
- Guggulsterones (make sure it's 10% Pure Extract; E and Z)
- Artichoke Leaf Extract (make sure it's 15% Chlorogenic Acid, 5% Cynarin)
- Phytosterols Complex
Additionally, whatever product you select - make sure it has a liver cleansing formula (because that's where cholesterol problems first start) and something to reduce Homocysteine levels (which is 43% cause of heart attacks). This is REALLY IMPORTANT!
Q: So, What's The Best Solution For YOU?...
Let's keep it simple. First, we know that Red Rice Yeast works, it's clinically proven and it's safe (both short and long-term usage). But, you must make sure that:
- You use only the EXTRACT form (the correct ratio is 10:1 Extract)
- The toxic by-product called Citrinin is REMOVED (most companies don't do this, because it's expensive).
- Use the LOWEST dose possible (maximum safety), in combination with the above mentioned 8-10 ingredients (maximum effectiveness).
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