Doctor's Best, Best Red Yeast Rice, 600 mg, 120 Veggie Caps (Discontinued Item)161 Reviews
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0.3 lbs (0.14 kg)
- Product Code: DRB-00118
- UPC Code: 753950001183
- Package Quantity: 120 Veggie Caps
- Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.4 x 4.4 in, 0.25 lbs (0.11 kg)
- Science-Based Nutrition
- Dietary Supplement
- Made with Organic Red Yeast Rice
- Benefits Adult Men & Women as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle Plan
- Certified Organic by Organic Certifiers
- Non-GMO and Gluten Free
Best Red Yeast Rice contains rice that has been naturally fermented with red yeast (Monascus purpureus) according to traditional methods. Produced in the U.S.A., this product is similar to red yeast rice that has been used in culinary applications in Asia since at least 800 A.D. It is considered beneficial for adult men and women when taken as part of a lifestyle program that includes regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Adult Use: Take 1 capsule twice daily, with or without food. Do not take more than 4 capsules in a 24-hour period.
Vegetarian (polysaccharide) capsule. Contains Soy.
Contains nothing other than listed ingredients.
Do not use this product if you are pregnant or nursing, have liver disease, or have had recent major surgery. Discontinue if muscle pain or flu-like symptoms occur. If you are taking prescription medications, consult a physician before taking this product.
Color variation may occur with this natural product.
|Serving Size: 1 capsule|
|Servings Per Container: 120 servings|
|Amount per serving||% Daily Value|
|Organic Red Yeast Rice
Using 100% Organic material
|† Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
If you're taking this to reduce LDL cholesterol, you are wasting your time and money. All red yeast rice products produced in the USA must BY LAW remove the natural statins which occur in the raw product. Thus, there is ZERO BENEFIT for reducing LDL cholesterol. Think I'm making this up? Look up 'red yeast rice' on Wikipedia, which cites the court cases (presumably initiated by pharmaceutical companies) which outlaw naturally occurring statins in red yeast rice products made in the USA. I'd been taking this product for a year and found no difference in my LDL levels. Now I know why. I'd demand a refund, except this and every other red yeast rice product on iHerb makes no claim to have statin or cholesterol-reducing benefits. To quote the Wikipedia article: "As of 2010, there are at least 30 brands available. Many of these avoid the FDA restriction by not having any appreciable monacolin content. Their labels and websites say no more than 'fermented according to traditional Asian methods' or 'similar to that used in culinary applications.' The labeling on these products often says nothing about cholesterol." Since red yeast rice has no other discernible benefit except as food coloring, you're wasting your money buying such supplements.
After my annual medical on 3/1/07, I decided that I needed to improve my lipid profile. My strategy was to take 500 mg niacin and one capsule of red yeast rice. My blood was tested again on 9/5/07. Total cholesterol dropped from 248 to 217. LDL went from 166 to 130 HDL increased from 48 to 76!!! My LDL:HDL ratio decreased from 3.46 to 1.81 (by almost a half!) Unexpectedly, my triglycerides fell from 171 to 76!