Red Yeast Rice Studies »

[14 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Heart Attacks May be Prevented by Chinese Red Yeast Rice

Individuals who have suffered a heart attack may be able to reduce their risk of having another attack by as much as 45% if they take red yeast rice, according to a new study.
The study indicated that people who took the red yeast rice supplement called Xuezhikang (XZK) saw the need for angioplasty or bypass surgery reduced by one third. There was also a reduction in the death from cancer by two-thirds.
The director of the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson …

Red Yeast Rice Interaction »

[7 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Red Yeast Rice and Lipitor

It is not advisable to take the red yeast rice supplement alongside other cholesterol lowering medications such as Lipitor. The main reason behind this is the fact that red yeast rice is known to enhance the side effects of statin medications (Lipitor). One major side effect that can occur with red yeast rice and Lipitor is the increased chance for liver damage.
There are other side effects of Lipitor that can be increased by red yeast rice, these are listed below:
Minor Side Effects

Headache
Diarrhea
Constipation
Upset stomach Gas
Stomach pain
Muscle and joint pain
Rash

Serious Side Effects …

Red Yeast Rice Information »

[5 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Red Yeast Rice Complications

Red Yeast Rice is a very popular supplement that is used to treat individuals who suffer from high cholesterol. It has been proven to be very effective at reducing cholesterol; however there is controversy related to its use.
Many people who are considering using this product often want to know what are the complications that are associated with using this product. Red yeast rice contains lovastatin, which belongs to the drug class of statins that is known to reduce high cholesterol. The lovastatin found in red yeast rice occurs naturally as …

Red Yeast Rice Information »

[5 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Red Yeast Rice Pregnancy

Red Yeast Rice is a very popular supplement that is used to treat and control cholesterol. It has been proven to be very effective and that is what has added to its popularity. It should be noted that red yeast rice is not for everyone, especially women who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. The supplement contains specific compounds that can be extremely dangerous to an unborn baby.
Why is Red Yeast Rice Dangerous to Pregnant Mothers?
Red yeast rice supplements often contain a statin, which is produced naturally when the …

Red Yeast Rice Information »

[5 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Red Yeast Rice and Breastfeeding

When it comes to lowering cholesterol, red yeast rice is an extremely effective and popular supplement that is used to lower and control cholesterol. Due to its effectiveness, the supplement has grown in popularity. Even though it is a natural supplement, red yeast rice should not be taken by everyone. This is especially true for women who are pregnant, have plans to become pregnant or those who are breastfeeding. The main reason behind this is that red yeast rice contains certain compounds that can be very dangerous to unborn babies …