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  •  Not so fast. (1+ / 0-)
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    weck

    Red yeast rice is basically another form of statin, I believe.  Advice is to take it for only short periods of time.


    Time travel opportunity. Must bring your own weapons. Your safety is not guaranteed, I've only done this once before. Call 866.555.1212.

    by IndieGuy on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 04:28:33 PM PDT

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    •  it does indeed have small anount of statins (2+ / 0-)
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      IndieGuy, weck

      the same as foundin Mevacor ( that was the big court issue, which Merck lost )It isbeleived RRY has other properties that lower cholesterol too. Caveat; if you have super high cholesterol, over 3 or 4 hundred, the only way to bring that down is with the big guns like lipitor. RRY is fine for people with mildly elevated cholesterol. The danger is in the impurities which migh be present especially in imports. Stick to major US made brands.

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