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Description
  • Helps maintain healthy LDL cholesterol levels
  • DIETARY SUPPLEMENT
  • Sylvan's Red Yeast Rice is made according to traditional methods. Its benefits are recommended for adult men and postmenopausal women who are interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and for whom their physicians have determined that dietary supplementation is appropriate as part of a cholesterol management program.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

Take 2 capsules 2 times per day (morning and evening) with water at mealtimes.
Do not take more than 4 capsules in a 24-hour period.

Serving Size 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving % DV
Red Yeast Rice 600.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Soy Flour, Gelatin, plus one or more of the following excipients: calcium phosphate, cellulose, magnesium stearate or silica, titanium dioxide

Warning: Do not take more than 4 capsules in a 24-hour period. Immediately discontinue use if you experience any unexplained muscle pain or tenderness, especially if accompanied by flu-like symptoms. Keep out of the reach of children. As with any dietary supplement, consult a physician if you are taking any prescription medication. WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. DO NOT use•if you are pregnant, can become pregnant, or are nursing;•have undergone an organ transplant or major surgery within the past 6 weeks;•are under 20 years of age;•have active liver disease or history of liver disease;•consume more than 2 drinks of alcohol per day;•are allergic to soy or rice products. Should not be taken in combination with grapefruit products or prescription cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Do not use if tamper or freshness seals are broken or missing.

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Health Notes

Red Yeast Rice

Red Yeast Rice
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

High Cholesterol
Dose: 1.2 to 2.4 grams (5 to 10 mg of monacolins) daily in divided amounts
One of the ingredients in red yeast rice appears to block the production of cholesterol in the liver.(more)
High Triglycerides
Dose: 13.5 mg total monacolins daily
Although primarily used to lower high serum cholesterol, red yeast rice extract, high in monacolins, has been found to significantly lower serum triglyceride levels.(more)
Heart Attack
Dose: 300 mg twice a day (with doctor supervision)
In one trial that included patients with a previous history of a heart attack, supplementing with a particular brand of Chinese red yeast rice that contained 6 mg per day of lovastatin (a statin drug) reduced risk of death from heart disease. (more)
High Cholesterol
Dose: 1.2 to 2.4 grams (5 to 10 mg of monacolins) daily in divided amounts

Researchers have determined that one of the ingredients in red yeast rice, called monacolin K, inhibits the production of cholesterol by stopping the action of the key enzyme in the liver (HMG-CoA reductase) that is responsible for manufacturing cholesterol.1 Monacolin K is the same compound as lovastatin (Mevacor), a prescription drug used to treat high cholesterol. However, the amount of monacolin K in red yeast rice is small (5 mg per 2.4 grams of red yeast rice) when compared with the 20 to 40 mg of lovastatin typically used to lower cholesterol levels.2 It appears that monacolin compounds present in red yeast rice work together with monacolin K to produce a greater cholesterol-lowering effect than would be expected from the small amount of monacolin K alone.

The red yeast rice used in various studies was a proprietary product called Cholestin, which contains ten different monacolins.

Note: Cholestin has been banned in the United States, as a result of a lawsuit alleging patent infringement.

Other red yeast rice products currently on the market differ from Cholestin in their chemical makeup. None contain the full complement of ten monacolin compounds that are present in Cholestin, and some contain a potentially toxic fermentation product called citrinin.3 Despite these concerns, other red yeast rice products are being widely used and both anecdotal reports and clinical research suggest that they have a similar safety and efficacy profile as that of Cholestin.4, 5, 6

References

1. Endo A. Monacolin K, a new hypocholesterolemic agent produced by a Monascus species. J Antibiot (Tokyo) 1979;32:852-4.

2. Heber D, Yip I, Ashley JM, et al. Cholesterol-lowering effects of a proprietary Chinese red-yeast-rice dietary supplement. Am J Clin Nutr 1999;69:231-6.

3. Heber D, Lembertas A, Lu QY, et al. An analysis of nine proprietary Chinese red yeast rice dietary supplements: implications of variability in chemical profile and contents. J Altern Complement Med 2001;7:133-9.

4. Huang CF, Li TC, Lin CC, et al. Efficacy of Monascus purpureus Went rice on lowering lipid ratios in hypercholesterolemic patients. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 2007;14:438-40.

5. Halbert SC, French B, Gordon RY, Farrar JT, Schmitz K, Morris PB, et al. Tolerability of red yeast rice (2,400 mg twice daily) versus pravastatin (20 mg twice daily) in patients with previous statin intolerance. Am J Cardiol 2010;105:198-204.

6. Venero CV, Venero JV, Wortham DC, Thompson PD. Lipid-lowering efficacy of red yeast rice in a population intolerant to statins. Am J Cardiol 2010;105:664-6.

High Triglycerides
Dose: 13.5 mg total monacolins daily

Although primarily used to lower high serum cholesterol, red yeast rice extract, high in monacolins, has been found to significantly lower serum triglyceride levels.1 People in the trial took 1.2 grams (approximately 13.5 mg total monacolins) of a concentrated red yeast rice extract per day for two months. The sale of Cholestin has been banned in the United States, as a result of a lawsuit alleging patent infringement. Other red yeast rice products currently on the market differ from Cholestin in their chemical makeup. None contain the full complement of 10 monacolin compounds that are present in Cholestin, and some contain a potentially toxic fermentation product called citrinin. 2 Until further information is available, red yeast rice products other than Cholestin cannot be recommended.

References

1. Wang J, Lu Z, Chi J, et al. Multicenter clinical trial of the serum lipid-lowering effects of a Monascus purpureus (red yeast) rice preparation from traditional Chinese medicine. Curr Ther Res 1997;58:964-77.

2. Heber D, Lembertas A, Lu QY, et al. An analysis of nine proprietary Chinese red yeast rice dietary supplements: implications of variability in chemical profile and contents. J Altern Complement Med 2001;7:133-9.

Heart Attack
Dose: 300 mg twice a day (with doctor supervision)In a double-blind trial that included patients with a previous history of a heart attack, supplementation with a particular brand of Chinese red yeast rice (Xuezhikang) in the amount of 300 mg twice a day for an average of 4.5 years reduced the death rate from heart disease by about one-third, compared with a placebo.1Xuezhikang is grown by a method that increases its content of lovastatin (a statin drug), and patients in this study received about 6 mg per day of lovastatin from taking Xuezhikang. It is not known whether other red yeast rice products would produce similar benefits.
References

1. Lu Z, Kou W, Du B, et al. Effect of Xuezhikang, an extract from red yeast Chinese rice, on coronary events in a Chinese population with previous myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 2008;101:1689-93.

Parts Used & Where Grown

This substance, native to China, is a fermentation by-product of cooked non-glutinous rice on which red yeast has been grown.1 The dried, powdered red yeast rice is used medicinally.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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SYLVANTraditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice
 
4.6

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Pros

  • Simple to take (8)
  • No side effects (6)
  • Effective (3)

Cons

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    • Long-term use (4)
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    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By dbtaylor81

    from Slidell, LA

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    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Simple To Take

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

      October, 2013 was the first time I took the Red Yeast Rice to see if it would lower my cholesterol. After taking it for 7 weeks and watching my diet, my cholseterol was 54 points lower. I was very happy and I have no pains in my legs. Will have it check again in a few months to see if it get lower.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Red Yeast Rice

      By ccbfd49

      from Dunlap, il

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          Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

          I have had high cholesterol for years, but the dr just put me on a medication a year ago. My legs and ankles swelled up and I stopped taking it. I went to GNC and talked to an employee and he suggested Red Yeast Rice. He suggested to get my cholesterol checked in two months to see if went down. It went down to normal range and I was so excited" no side effects what so ever. My dr called to give me my results and I told them what I was taking and they said to continue with it, I tell everyone I know about it,

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BEATS A PRESCRIPTION ANYDAY!

          By abranem

          from Suffolk, VA

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          Pros

          • Good Taste
          • Low Cholesterol Naturally
          • No Side Effects
          • Simple To Take

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              Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

              This wonderful product allowed me to lower my cholesterol naturally without a prescription!

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Red yeast Rice Traditional Supplement

              By tcanh

              from Jacksonville, FL

              About Me First Time User, Health Conscious, Regular User

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              Pros

              • Alleviates Symptoms
              • Long-Lasting
              • No Side Effects
              • Simple To Take

              Cons

              • No Side Effects for us

              Best Uses

              • Helps lower bad cholester
              • Long-Term Use
              • Short-Term Use

              Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

              Take 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tab at night to keep the bad Cholesterol for both me and my husband since we started taking it and had our blood check and seen an improvement on the follow blood work or doctor did to check for the good and bad Cholesterol which showed that there was an improvement and we were able to cut back on the amount of medication we were taking after the Doctor did a follow up blood work check and said that we did not need as much medication to keep it in check and keep things in proving improving.

              (4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Does it lower choloesterol?

              By cate5laliberte

              from Wichita, Ks

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              • No Side Effects
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                • Long-Term Use

                Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

                I ordered this product because it touts helping to lower cholesterol. I had been taking a statin for several years and I noticed my short-term memory and recall seeming to be "fuzzy". After reading that this can be a side effect of taking a statin, and talking with my doctor, I decided to go natural and try the red yeast rice. I have not had my cholesterol checked since beginning the red yeast rice. Let you know the results when I do..... Hence the average rating because I don't have the data yet.

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                lowers cholesterol without prescription

                By juliels22

                from New York

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                • No Side Effects
                • Quick-Acting
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                  Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

                  My cholesterol level has improved and i only take 2 pills/day instead of 4 recommended. I have some trouble swallowing pills, but am ok with these.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  works great!

                  By juliels22

                  from New York

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                  Pros

                  • No Side Effects
                  • Reduces cholesterol
                  • Simple To Take

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                      Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

                      Had high cholesterol so starting taking this product and it reduced my levels within a couple months. Was only taking 1x day but now taking 2x day as directed. Hoping it reduces cholesterol even more!

                      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I would buy this product again

                      By jldamon

                      from Troy, MT

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                      • No Side Effects
                      • Simple To Take

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                        • Long-Term Use

                        Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

                        Have only been taking this for three months. No side effects so far. Hope to see improvement in my cholesterol numbers when I have my next checkup.

                        (11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        It Beats Pharmaceuticals

                        By michele2501

                        from Arlington, TX

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                          Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

                          Lowers your triglycerides and cholesterol naturally. I couldn't bear the side effects of prescription drugs!

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