Reviewer1114222

New to iHerb? Use coupon code CAV215 for up to $10.00 off your first order.


My Reviews

Avoided Lipitor with Red Yeast Rice

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

6 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

I have had a high cholesterol problem since my early 20's, in spite of being a vegetarian for more than 30 years, but at the age of 61 it had shot up from the 220-230 range to 287. My physician wanted to put me on Lipitor, but after reading research and first-hand user reports on this drug, I was greatly alarmed. Muscle damage and pain, possible liver damage, even memory and cognitive impairment??? No, thank you! But I was also alarmed by my high cholesterol level. A friend recommended I try red yeast rice. At first, I was sceptical but researched it online and was impressed by the positive reports from people who had used it. There was also a report from ConsumerLab that found that the actual amount of monacolins, the naturally-occuring Lovastatin that lowers cholesterol varied enormously from brand to brand. Based on my research, I concluded that Cholestene was the best choice and was sold by iHerb.com. To be on the safe side, I took only half of the recommended dosage, 2 600 mg. capsules per day. After 3 months I had my cholesterol levels checked again and it had plummetted from 287 to 203, only a trace above the normal range. Triglyceride levels and "good" cholesterol levels had also improved. I have now been taking red yeast rice for close to six months and have had absolutely none of the negative side effects widely reported about the drug Lipitor. I can't recommend this product too highly to people suffering from high cholesterol who don't want to gamble with their physical and psychological well-being by taking the dangerous drug Lipitor, or similar pharmaceuticals.

Was this review helpful to you?

Report abuse

}

iHerb® is a registered trademark of iHerb, Inc. Trusted Brands. Healthy Rewards. and the iHerb.com Trusted Brands. Healthy Rewards. Logo are trademarks of iHerb, Inc.


Disclaimer: Statements made, or products sold through this website, have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read more »


Eco Friendly Initiatives