I have been trying to get my cholesterol down below 200 for the past 10 years. I am not able to use statin drugs because of the side effects that they gave me. I tried more than 10 different statin drugs and they all had negative effects on me. Some gave me very bad muscle pain, some would put my arms to sleep and some would put my leg to sleep, and one made my liver count go up. A friend of mine who also uses your Red Yeast Rice, Cholestene, told me how it had lowered her cholesterol. I did not believe it because I had read about the FDA in 2000 making the suppliers of Red Yeast Rice take the Lovostatin out of the product, before it could be sold in the USA. She assured me that it had lowered her cholesterol anyway, so I said I would give it a try. I started using your RYR on May 15th. I went to the doctor on July 21st for my usual cholesterol check and they called me the next day to tell me that my total Cholesterol had gone from 262 on my last visit, to 179 on this visit. I was just blown away. I have been taking three cholestene twice a day. I will now start taking two capsules two times a day, now that it has gone below 200. I just wanted to thank you for your great product and to order another 3 months supply, Yours truly, Larry
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 16 2009 | Verified Purchase
I was skeptical, but it did improve my lipid profile considerably; not much change in HDL, but LDL went down by almost 50 points. Highly recommended.
Posted by iHerb Customer on June 2 2008 | Verified Purchase
Blood test results have shown that 4 capsules per day reduced my chloesterol from 330mg to 195 mg. I am very pleased with the product
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 7 2009 | Verified Purchase
My husband had a total cholesterol of 321. 3 months later after a change of diet and taking Cholestene, his total cholesterol has come has come down 40 points and his LDL also went down from 236 to 174. So far so good...
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 18 2010 | Verified Purchase
I can't take prescription meds for my cholesterol. Started to take this along with Omega-3 Marine oil and my numbers are way down. I think my doctor who wasn't to happy about me taking it, was surprised.
Posted by iHerb Customer on June 26 2009 | Verified Purchase
I've tried 3 different Red Yeast Rice products from local store and Puritan Pride. But this is the only one I buy now. I'm thinking that others were watered down or did not function properly. I take two, twice per day for the past 5 years. My blood pressure is NORMAL and I have zero side effects from this product. Try this one before buying something else!
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 3 2008 | Verified Purchase
great product realy worked .It also lowered the triglicerides for my husband
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 17 2017 | Verified Purchase
My mother says she is feeling great. I'm not doc but this product works great together with Omega 3 + CoQ10.
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 18 2009 | Verified Purchase
since I have been taking this, my cholestoral has come down a lot.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 25 2009 | Verified Purchase
I use this instead of Lipitor. It keeps my cholestrol down so I don't have to take the other.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 24 2009 | Verified Purchase
I will continue taking this and go back for my blood test probably a month later. This is my second bottle, so far there hasn't been any side effect and my husband cholesterol had gone down with this in a month although mine still need time to see the effect, so it is very subjective, but this is a good one to get per consumerlab recommendation with its proveable active content