Doctor's Best, Best Red Yeast Rice, 600 mg, 120 Veggie Caps (Discontinued Item)
- 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.|
Improved lipid profile
Improved lipid profile
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!
This is a no
Posted by 4847223854059433741 on Dec 12, 2015
My husband felt sick taking this.
American red yeast rice WILL NOT help cholesterol!
Posted by Reviewer1072654 on Aug 29, 2015
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.
Posted by Reviewer1387167 on Aug 21, 2015
Been having high LDL and triglycerides for the past few years, I watch what I eat and exercise almost daily; still doesn't come down to the normal level. Didn't want to take statin drugs. Have been on this for 2 months and LDL and triglycerides both came down to normal levels.
Posted by 5576035246901007349 on Aug 16, 2015
Using this product has been much cheaper than the meds my Dr wanted to put me on. Cholesterol went from 248 to 140 in 3 months!