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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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container 120
Amount Per Serving % DV
Red Yeast Rice 600.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on
your calorie needs:
  Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
  Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 g 375 g
  Dietary Fiber   25 g 30 g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

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.

Sylvan Bioproducts, Inc.
90 Glade Drive
Kittanning, PA 16056

1-866-352-7520

PRODUCED and BOTTLED in the USA

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.

Copyright 2014 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

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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Ratings and Reviews

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SYLVANTraditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple to take (17)
  • Effective (15)
  • No side effects (13)
  • Good value (11)
  • Easy to swallow (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Regular user (11), First time user (6), Health conscious (6)

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By darrylchance

    from Plano,Tx 75075

    About Me First Time User

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Men

      Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

      Taking 2 pills a Day for about a week,noticed

      a unique difference. Trying to lower my

      cholesterol level.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works for my cholesterol

      By wabisabi777

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Medical Professional

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Simple To Take

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

        Took 4 capsules once a day (with 400mg CoQ 10), for 3 months. Total cholesterol dropped almost 30% back into the sub-200 range. Had minor dietary adjustments along the way, but still kept my whole-milk latte a couple of times a week and real cheese on my pasta.
        Works for me!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        We'll see if this works . . .

        By doctorrj18

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me First Time User

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        Pros

        • East To Swallow
        • Easy on Stomach
        • Easy To Swallow
        • No Horrific Side Effects

        Cons

        • Don't Know Of Any Yet

        Best Uses

          Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

          I bought this on recommendation of my doctor. I absolutely cannot tolerate statins. My cholesterol was about 150-160 with statins, but I suffered through all the horrific side effects (dark and smelly urine, intense muscle pain, upset stomach, extremely high liver enzymes, etc) with each and every brand of statin cholesterol med prescribed. My doctor stopped my statin meds for one month to stabilize me (and my liver), then prescribed Gemfibrozil (600 mg 2 times daily), a non-statin drug. He explained Gemfibrozil is not as effective as statin drugs, but doesn't have the horrific side effects.

          He also recommended I start taking red yeast rice along with the Gemfibrozil. I take 2 red yeast rice tabs, along with 1 Gemfibrozil tab, in the morning, and 2 red yeast rice tabs, along with 1 Gemfibrozil tab, in the afternoon. I've been on them about 1 month. Don't know what my cholesterol reading is now, but I'm feeling much, much better. No dark urine, no high liver enzymes, no upset stomach, and best of all--no muscle pain.

          I picked this brand because of the many customer testimonials, and because my doctor recommended I buy a 'high-quality brand' of red yeast rice. Time will tell as to whether this combo works. I think it will. I'll update my testimonial with my cholesterol #'s as soon as they're known.

          I've heard great things about red yeast rice and hope that my cholesterol meds will be nothing more than a memory soon. I can take this red yeast rice indefinitely if need be. Even though I can't testify as to it's effectiveness yet, I can testify as to how I feel while taking it, which is WONDERFUL. It feels good to be pain free and not have to worry about killing myself while taking this . . .

          I would definitely recommend this brand.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good stuff

          By kenf185

          from st. louis, mo

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          Pros

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

          Cons

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              Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

              even though my total cholesterol was 216 my doctor and i were not concerned since my hdl was always 50-60. as i understand anything over 35 on hdl is doubled and subtracted from total for true reading making my total cholesterol around 160-175. i merely brought the cholesterol up in conversation with gnc store employee and he recommended i try this product. after 1 month of 2 capsules with breakfast cholesterol went from 216 to 123. hdl went from 50 to 48 so only bad cholesterol was affected. triglycerides went from 119 to 64. this stuff is amazing and my doctor even commented after looking at lipid panel that he was jealous. he did comment that this product was known to help with blood sugar as well as cholesterol and mine went from 5.9 to 5.8. realizing not everyone can expect the same results i would still urge anyone with cholesterol concerns to give this a try.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great product.

              By ballridge

              from Charleston, S.C.

              About Me Budget Buyer

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

                I take two capsules daily. I have drastically
                reduced my triglyceride levels and overall
                cholesterol levels to point I no longer take a
                prescription medication.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                no good

                By benzostanbury

                from Ipswich MA

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                Pros

                • Simple To Take

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

                  Being concerned with my cholesterol, I decided to try taking this as indicated for 3 months (2 capsules in the morning, 2 more in the evening) and follow up with another lipid panel. I was upset to discover that my LDL cholesterol actually went UP significantly (+20-30 points) while taking this supplement. What a waste.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Natural Remedy

                  By nancy.mayer

                  from Durham, NC

                  About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • No Side Effects
                  • Simple To Take
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Older People

                    Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

                    I use this to lower my improve my chlorestoral reading-- It seems to do this for me wihtout the effects that the prescription medicine sometimes has.

                    O wish it came in double strength so I didn't have to take so many each day.

                     
                    4.0

                    Works for me

                    By wb4455

                    from Sarv er, Pa

                    About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

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                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • No Side Effects
                    • Simple To Take
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Women

                      Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

                      I find that Red Yeasted Rice works for me and have been a user for sometime.

                      (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Way Better HDL/LDL Ratio & NO Niacin!!!!

                      By Collect2Teach

                      from West Jordan, UT, USA

                      About Me Colesterol Conscience Man, Health Conscious, Regular User

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                      Pros

                      • Cost less than buy direct
                      • Good Value
                      • NO
                      • No Side Effects
                      • Simple To Take
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                      • Capsule larger than other

                      Best Uses

                      • Better HDLLDL Ratio fast
                      • Daily Use
                      • Healthier LDL Level

                      Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

                      First: My doctor (MD) and I worked together to get my genetically high cholesterol under control--with little dietary change, and minimal activity change. Second, my doctor wanted my LDL/HDL ratio to change and recommended that I try Red Yeast Rice. I tried at least 6 other brands of Red Yeast Rice over the next 2 months, all stating that there was no niacin in them and did not have "sunburn" skin feeling or flush feeling--they all lied--from grocery store brands to Health Food store brands, and I almost gave up finding a Red Yeast Rice Product that I could tolerate, until a GNC store employee told me I could try the Traditional Supplements, Sylvan Bio, Inc. product for 7 days and if it caused any problems or side effects, I could return it for 100% refund. I never returned it. 2-600 MG capsules a day in the a.m. with breakfast, and I have seen a dramatic improvement in my HDL/LDL ratio with minimal dietary and exercise change. Best over-the-counter cholesterol medication to maintain a healthy LDL Cholesterol Level that I have used and do now continue to use. FYI, the label is changing a little to more of a red color than the brown and blue. I find the same product inside, same great results regardless of the new or old bottle. Great shelf life at home. I notice that this product is produced and bottled in the U.S.A.

                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      It works!

                      By johnsonn1

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me First Time User

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                      Pros

                      • Good Value
                      • No Side Effects
                      • Simple To Take
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SYLVAN Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice:

                          I ordered this product based on the comments and they have proven correct. After four months of taking 2 tablets a day (and two extra when I overdue my eating), my total cholesterol went from 212 to 187 and my bad cholesterol went from 130 to 110! Will keep on taking it rather than go on prescription meds...

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