Thorne Research, Choleast, 120 Veggie Caps
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- Dietary Supplement
Natural management of already normal cholesterol levels should involve dietary and lifestyle modifications, including a low-saturated fat, low-carbohydrate diet, and aerobic exercise. As additional supplementation, several nutrients and botanicals can be used to help maintain lipid metabolism and support the already normal cholesterol levels.
The cholesterol fraction that appears to be of most concern is LDL cholesterol, and, in particular, oxidized LDL. Antioxidant supplementation can be beneficial for decreasing the oxidation of LDL.
Choleast contains Monascus purpureus, a red-pigmented yeast grown on rice. Numerous studies in China and the United States have demonstrated that red yeast rice preparations are helpful in maintaining blood cholesterol levels already in the normal range. This is important, as maintaining optimal cholesterol levels has been shown to be one component of maintaining cardiovascular health.
In addition to naturally occurring substances called monacolins, red yeast rice contains the phytosterols beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol, as well as isoflavones and trace minerals, all of which can contribute to cardiovascular health.
The same enzymes involved in cholesterol synthesis are also involved in the synthesis of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Thus, to help maintain normal levels of CoQ10, Choleast contains 15 mg CoQ10 per capsule.
As recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine.
Contains ingredients derived from soy (rice).
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive, do not use this product.
Store tightly sealed in cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: One Capsule|
|Four Capsules Contain:||Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpureus)||600 mg||*|
|Coenzyme Q10||15 mg||*|
|*Daily Value (DV) not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
My Wife was involved in a near fatal RTA in 1963. She now has a VERY highly permeable blood brain barrier.Bought this product to see if the Statin could help reduce this permeabilty. Trial introduction Abandoned due to central nervous system side effects after 48 Hrs. Statins have been reported as being effective against BBB dysfunction sadly my Wife's BBB is Too compromised. My studies have been extensive and research clearly suggests that Red Rice Yeast/ statin may well be effective in reducing BBB permeability in MS situations. If you choose to go down this route may I also suggest a combined Magnesium, Calcium and Boron Supplement at RDA. Calcium in it's ionic form is a central pillar of normal BBB funtionality, and often lacking Post Menopause. God Bless.
This is the same product that is sold by my naturopath and I save a few dollars by purchasing it through IHerb. I have found it to be effective- lowering my total cholesterol from 280 to 190 over a years time.
The statin you have when you are not having a statin!
Posted by 5759480097669834289 on Feb 25, 2015
The statin you have when you are not having a statin!!!!!!!!!!!! Has all sorts of goodies which do not appear in statins from the drug companies.
Choleast -Excellent product
Posted by 5469681409616899334 on Feb 08, 2015
This product is excellent in reducing Cholestrol levels. I was on statins for years, and had numerous side effects. Choleast has reduced my levels, lower than I have ever seen in the past years, and with no side effects at all.
Posted by Reviewer1807266 on Jan 08, 2015
Product has been very useful in keeping my levels in check.
Posted by Reviewer1008175 on Jan 02, 2014
My father has been on these for 2 years. Bad cholesterol has dropped from 9+ to 5.5. And it is still maintained / dropping!