Red Rice Yeast 750mg (90-Day Supply)
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Red Rice Yeast 750mg
(90-Day Supply)

#180 Veggie Caps (90-Day Supply)

Price: $60.50
Product ID : CBRRY
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Red rice yeast, also referred to as red yeast rice, is a product from the fermentation of rice by the yeast Monascus purpureas.  This product has been used to treat various ailments in Traditional Chinese Medicine for millennia.  Red rice yeast is a complex mixture of mevinic acids, sterols, isoflavones, isoflavone glycosides, and monounsaturated fatty acids.1,2

Several studies have indicated that this mixture is capable of lowering LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides and raising HDL cholesterol.3,4,5

Wide variations of dosage have been used in clinical studies, ranging from 1200mg to 4800mg daily.  The LDL lowering effect of 4800mg of red rice yeast taken each day was found to be equivalent to 20mg of the prescription drug lovastatin taken each day.6

Further, red rice yeast effectively lowers LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol in individuals who are unable to tolerate statin drugs due to muscle pain (myalgias), a side effect of statin drugs.  Red rice yeast did not produce myalgias or elevate indicators of muscle damage in these individuals.7  It is thought that the cholesterol effects of red rice yeast are produced by the combination of synergistic compounds rather than one component alone.8

Red rice yeast extract has also been shown to lower C-reactive protein (CRP) a marker of non-specific inflammation in the body and a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.9,10,11

Cycle Breakers® Red Rice Yeast is carefully formulated to avoid a toxic byproduct called citrinin, which can contaminate low quality red rice yeast products and may cause kidney damage.12

The scientific literature clearly demonstrates that red rice yeast can affect multiple cardiovascular disease risk markers.  While we don’t recommend Cycle-Breakers® Red Rice Yeast for cardiovascular disease or cholesterol management (that would technically be against FDA guidelines), we do recommend you check your cholesterol panel before and 6-8 weeks after starting it and also measure your liver enzymes to be sure that no liver irritation occurs.  If you do notice unusual muscle aching after starting rid rice yeast, you should stop it and consult your physician.  Each capsule of Cycle-Breakers® Red Rice Yeast contains 750mg of red rice yeast.

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12J Altern Complement Med 2001;7:133-9

Supplement Facts:
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 180
Red Rice Yeast (750mg)
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Magnesium Stearate.
Recommended Dose: One or more capsules twice a day with food, or as directed by your practitioner.

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