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!
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 7 2011 | Verified Purchase
This is the second batch of Red Rice Yeast purchased from IHerb made by Doctors Best. In the first Order one of the bottles contained app. 8 broken capsules. Unpleasant but not a drama. Whether the damage occurred during transit or just careless by the QC dept. at Doctor's Best is impossible to tell. The second order is fine. As to the efficacy of the Red Yeast; all I can say is it seems to reduce LDL and HDL to acceptable levels with out the side effects associated with the statens.
Posted by iHerb Customer on June 16 2011 | Verified Purchase
I'll report later on how well it works. Time will tell.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 26 2011 | Verified Purchase
Very good addition to a healthy lifestyle
Posted by iHerb Customer on December 14 2010 | Verified Purchase
Not as effective as it once wass at reducing chloresterol.
Posted by iHerb Customer on November 2 2010 | Verified Purchase
see the title
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 27 2010 | Verified Purchase
So far so good and has kept the cholesterol down.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 19 2008 | Verified Purchase
I already avoid trans-fats, saturated fat, & refined starches & sugars. I just take it to make sure my bad cholesterol stays down.
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