Now, Lowering Cholesterol Is Made Easy with Rice-Based Supplement - Red Yeast Rice.
Instead, of taking statins to lower their "bad" (ldl) cholesterol, some people use red yeast rice supplements in their place.
Red Yeast Rice Shown to Lower Cholesterol
Lowering cholesterol may seem like a difficult thing to do
However, a recent study found that a rice-based supplement could help you lower your LDL-cholesterol level by nearly 25 percent. This supplement, derived from red yeast rice, also appears to help you avoid heart disease.
Cholesterol Supplements: Benefits of Red Yeast Rice
What is red yeast rice?
It is the fermented product of red yeast that grows on white rice. A substance that can be isolated from red yeast rice, known as, monakolin K, is believed to be responsible for the beneficial effects. It is sold under the name of lovastatin
Some people use lovastatin in place of traditional statins.
In the research, the test subjects who took red yeast rice capsules over a four month span lowered their LDL-cholesterol by 23 percent compared to those who took a placebo. Additionally, the red yeast rice users lowered their total cholesterol 15.5 percent more than the placebo group.
Also the supplement did not have a significant effect on weight.
While that is a significant decrease in cholesterol, you should be aware that another study has warned of potential health risks such as kidney damage.