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My doctor recommended this product, by this brand name, to me when my cholesterol med wasn't satisfactory. Don't know why this specific brand works, but it does. My lab reports are great, even better than when I was on the high-priced brand-name pharmaceutical! I've been using it for about five years, one twice a day.
Amazing product which WORKS! Keeps my Total Cholesterol below 200. My LDL below 100 and even helps with Triglycerides! I have been using it for 2.5 years and have never experienced ANY side-effects! Nor have my liver enzymes ever been high as can occur with prescription statins. All I can really say is that it Works for me and I am pretty sure it will work for you!
My triglycerides were over 500 and my cholesterol was over 200. With taking Cholestine my triglycerides went down to the low 200s and my cholesterol went down too. A nurse recommended this brand.
This product is working great for me. 2 months ago, my cholesterol was 244. After one month of taking this product, my cholesterol dropped to 190. After 2 months of taking this product (2 in the morning and 2 at night), my cholesterol dropped to 179. That is a total drop of 65 points! Needless to say, I am very happy.
my husband has used this for years to regulate his high cholesterol. lab testing has shown his cholesterol is WNL when taking. Red yeast rice can slightly alter your liver levels, but does not appear to be an issue here. In our opinion, no side effects, and much healthier than prescription. Will continue to purchase this high quality brand.
Wanted to write a review to hopefully help someone else. My cholesterol 8 months ago was 240 after taking this product my total cholesterol is 162 as of yesterday. So grateful I found this product.
If your doctor's wanting your total cholesterol below 200 and your LDL below 100, this is the stuff. I've been on it for about two years, and am well below these goals. This is strong stuff! I take one capsule per day - that's it - and I'm at goal. All statins (including this one) have side effects, so take the amount needed to get you to your goals and no more. It's called the lost art of titration...:-)
I have used this supplement for approx 6 months and hoped I would see some improvement in my cholesterol numbers at my next annual physical. Well, last month I good some really good news. This product seems to be incredibly effective. My total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol had been slowly rising over the last decade and had gotten into the danger zone starting approx 3 years ago. Since then I exercise and eat relatively well but over the last two checkups that alone had not lowered these cholesterol numbers.
Helps keep your LDL cholesterol low without the side effects of Statins.
So far so good. I have not had time to have my blood tested for the level of Cholesterol yet.
I've been taking this product for years and every year I get my blood work done and my
BEST alternative to Rx cholesterol reducing drugs!
I can't take statin drugs. This is the only product I have found that really works to lower cholesterol and is natural. No drugs!
My doctor recommended this over statin drugs for lowering Cholesterol.
results speak for them self....4 or 5 months and I am not going to die from blockage of the arteries...amazing! get testing that identifies all types of good and bad cholesterol, not just total cholesterol or the ratio...I have always had an excellent ratio. What I did not know is the type of absorbed and free cholesterol. Read the numbers, get the right blood testing!
Short and sweet....it worked to reduce my cholesterol.
I have been taking this for several years now and my cholesterol is perfect.
using for years - cholesterol around 160
I've been using Cholestene for a few years now following a significant spike in my cholesterol levels. Those numbers dropped to a very healthy level once I began taking red rice yeast. I have a family history of high cholesterol, all of my sisters take statins to control it. I much prefer to address this issue using red rice yeast than endure the side effects of the pricey prescription medications.
My cholesterol has never been extremely high but wanted to bring it down some so I opted to use this red yeast product. It has gone from 220 down to 165!! I recommend this to anyone who would rather not take a prescribed statin product.
Miracle pill for those struggling with high cholesterol.
Working very well for me. Would recommend to anyone with a cholesterol problem.
Since 2010 my LDL has been over 100 and had reached 128 by 2016. I have been in an intense exercise program, had lost weight, watched my diet. In 2015 I had started taking Red yeast rice for an LDL of 126 with minimal improvement. I enrolled in consumerlab.com in December 2016 and read about Cholestene and the improved results people were having in the Amazon reviews. My labs in 2016 were Cholesterol 193, HDL 52 and LDL 128. I started taking Cholestene 4 a day in December 2016. I began having some aches in my muscles which resolved after I decreased my dose to 2 a day. My labs in July 2017 were Cholesterol 151, HDL 61, LDL 76. I was shocked! I will continue to take this great supplement because it worked for me. I am also a great advocate of consumer lab because they give objective reviews of supplements- those that provide the actual amount of stated total ingredient in the tablets and those that do not. I must not fail to mention that I was also taking CoQ10 200 mg a day which is recommended to be taken with red yeast rice and I was also taking a fish oil supplement with 1000 mg of omega 3s a day.
Seems to work for me. Cholesterol level went down to 200 from 240 in about 3 months. Will continue to use it,
My cholesterol went from 232 to 170 using this and CholestOff with no real change in my diet or exercise. My internist said it was primarily due to the red yeast rice since that is what some statins are derived from. We didn’t have prescription drug coverage, so I took a chance on this product. As with statins, take a Ubiquinone CoQ10 like Qunol.
Tried other cholesterol lowering products... This product works.
GREAT STUFF TO HELP CONTROL CHOLESTEROL
My cholesterol went down down to normal
My cholesterol levels dropped 20 points last blood test. Highly satisfied and recommended.
This does what it is supposed to do, lowering bad cholesterol and raising the good. Much better than taking statins.
My doctor had me start taking these in September and by January my cholesterol was close to normal.
I am taking this product to lower my triglyceride. (It also helps lower cholesterol.) After 2 months, my blood work showed that it lower my triglyceride quite a bit. I will continue to take it and am anxious to see what my next blood work will show.
I'm one of the people who experience severe muscle pain as a side effect of prescription statins. I've always had VERY high cholesterol which is mostly inherited. I took red yeast rice for years until the FDA intervened and made most manufacturers re formulate it. After that it didn't work for me any longer. I happened to be listening to "People's Pharmacy" on NPR one afternoon and the subject was red yeast rice. Consumerlab.com had analyzed Cholestene and found it to contain the highest amounts of the active ingredients contained in red yeast rice. I researched it further and found the reviewers on several web sites were VERY happy with the results they get from Cholestene. I ordered this and have been taking it as directed. NO side effects!I can't wait to get the results from my semi-annual blood tests. I will update this post once I get the results.
I've been taking Cholestene for 5 months, two capsules twice per day, along with CoQ10, 100mg once daily for mild muscle pain from Cholestene. At the start of therapy my total cholesterol was 298, LDL of 175, HDL of 62. As of yesterday, my total chol. was 210, LDL 99, HDL 42. This is a huge improvement. There have been no changes in diet or exercise. I was concerned about the HDL decrease, but my doctor felt this was due to the overall chol. decrease, and the reading should improve in coming months.
I really don't know for a fact that this stuff provides any benefit but about 8 or 9 years ago I worked with a couple of folks that swore their cholesterol levels dropped dramatically after taking it for several months. My cholesterol levels were excellent at the time (& still are) but I decided to start taking it at 1/4 the recommended dosage as a preventative measure. I'm now in my early 60's & have given up taking daily vitamins & glucosamine chondroitin because the current medical science hasn't been able to establish their benefits (& my health doesn't appear to have suffered). Even though I haven't seen any scientific proof that Cholestene is beneficial, I'll probably continue taking it in small doses until I get fairly solid evidence that it's a waste too.
Husband's cholesterol has dropped a tremendous amount. Not just because of this but diet and exercise. This definitely helped though.
I eat well, am not overweight, and exercise at least four days a week - circuit training, bicycle, etc. My family however has a history of high cholesterol as do I. I have used this product for about ten years now and when I take it regularly as directed my cholesterol stays in check. About a year ago I stopped taking Cholestene. I did not gain weight, change my diet or my exercise routine. Had my annual physical this past August and my cholesterol tested at 260 with 167 LDL! I went back to taking Cholestene two tablets twice a day for four months. I made NO OTHER CHANGES TO MY DIET OR EXERCISE ROUTINE. Retested after four months and my LDL dropped 75 points to 92 with a total Cholesterol of 173. HDL 60.
Alternative to cholesterol. It appears to work if taken as directed.
This supplement helped to significantly reduce my cholesterol level and in particular, my LDL.
HPF Cholestene has done a fabulous job of lowering/controlling my cholesterol, when used in combination with Ubiquinol.
Lowered cholesterol by 100, very good product!
Awesome cholesterol lowering effect without the negative side effects!
I have tried the prescription drugs to reduce my cholesterol and the side effects were intolerable. After three months on this product it dropped over 50 points with no side effects. Five stars!
I use this brand of cholestene because it's reliable. It is part of the cholesterol regimin that I use to try to keep from getting a heart attack. That and eating foods that are good for you. It uses the best Red Yeast Rice that I could find. As you can see it is rated as High Performance.
I have used this product for over ten years and find it very helpful and lowers my cholesterol over regular medicine.
I was taking a prescription statin to control my cholesterol. After switching to this product I was able to stay off the prescription.
I'm pretty sure this stuff is magic, my cholesterol went down 60 points in 4.months just by taking this twice daily for the first time in years I'm in the green !
Cholestene has kept my husbands cholesterol down for nearly 20 years. There's nothing better on the market!!
Works so fast to lower cholesterol, people are hesitant to believe me....within a month had gone down approx. 30 points. However,that is worrisome, if it continues at same speed?
I have been taking prescribed statins for years and developed muscle pains in my legs that many neurologists cannot diagnose. Finally, an alternative medicine doctor said it could be "statin-induced neuropathy", so I stopped taking the prescribed statins.My cholesterol levels went up without the medications. I searched for alternatives to lower my cholesterol and came across the book "Statin Drugs and their Natural Alternatives" by Jay Cohen, M.D. One of the things mentioned was Cholestin(Red Yeast Rice). The first red yeast rice I tried was Choleast by Thorne Research and after 3 months decreased my cholesterol some but not to acceptable levels. Then, I switched to Cholestene by High Performance Formulas. To my and my Doctor's surprise after only 2 months of taking 2 capsules daily, my total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels are down to acceptable levels. Even my Doctor asked what I've been taking. Part of the message I wish to convey is that NOT all Red Yeast Rice formulas have the same effectiveness...so be aware of this.
My physician wanted to put me on Lipitor. I had been resisting for over a year. I have eaten well and exercised for years but could not get my numbers down. I started taking this supplement 6 months ago, along with CQ10 and Plant Sterols (Beta-Sitosterol). I just came back from a follow up visit, my total cholesterol is down 52 points to 200. I am at the high end of "normal" but for me, this is awesome. This is the best my lab work has looked in a very long time!
I have been trying to get my cholesterol down without the use of prescription drugs - diet, exercise and supplements. My BMI is in the normal range, but I must have the genetic tendency to have high cholesterol. At the suggestion of the clinical pharmacist that I've worked with, I added Cholestene to my routine. At my next check-back, my cholesterol had dropped into an acceptable range. Hurray!
My husband has been using this for years to manage his cholesterol. It really helps.
This product lowered my cholesterol about 45 points. There's been no side effects and I love it!
My total cholesterol had been about 225 for years- I eat fast foods/pizza..., and don't exercise enough.
I've been using this brand of red yeast rice for a couple of years. I choose this own after researching various red yeast rice supplements, which have been found to range rather extensively in quality and composition. Consumer Labs was one source of testing of different supplements. My cholesterol levels have been in the 150-170 range since I started taking this, and this is with 1-2 pills a day versus the 4 pills a day suggested on the bottle. Hope you have success with this supplement too!
I was told in May 2017 that my cholesterol was 191 and I would need to take medication. I didn't want that, so I asked my Dr. if I could try an alternative before being prescribed medicine and taking this supplement along with Berberine and sticking with white meats (no pork) my cholesterol came down 40 points! My doctor wanted to know what I had been taking. I am going to stick with this as it has worked for me and I hope this review will inspire someone who is in trouble with their cholesterol.
I got my cholesterol test results and lowered it my 50, original 250, now 196. I have been using red rice yeast, 2 a day and sometimes I forget. My bad cholesterol was supper high,and Dr. wanted to put me on meds.
I love this product reorder two more bottle good for cholesterol
Cholesterol is under control with this supplement !
The product was doctor recommended. We will see whether it works in the future with additional lipid profile blood tests.
I love it. I have been ordering it for years and will continue to do so. I have had extremely good cholesterol numbers since starting this product.
Wow! I'm VERY pleased with this product. My PCP agreed that I could try this product to help lower my cholesterol. In 3 months my cholesterol went from 232 to 180. I'm not the best at healthy eating, still working on it though - but even still it did manage to bring that overall # down, as well as the LDL # (went down 42 points). My VLDL # still needs work (went down only slightly). My HDL # remained unchanged. The capsules were easy to take - 2 with each meal. Once I get my #'s steady, I plan on cutting back to 1 with each meal. I had no side effects using this product. I have paired it with an burpless Omega-3 product, as well as a multi-vitamin. I would highly recommend this product to anyone. It DOES make a difference! (This coming from a "hate medical stuff" person.)
December 2011, cholesterol level 400, triglycerides also high. Started taking red yeast rice (cholestene) 1200mg a day and 1000mg flax seed oil, for 3 months. Obviously increased my physical activity and cut down on the red meat and fast foods. April 2012, Physical exam, cholesterol level 208, tryglycerides normal, enough said.
Product is of excellent quality and does what it is advertised to do. I have used this product for a number of years with very good success in keeping down my cholesterol. I would recommend its use to anyone.
This stuff does what it professes to do. Been on it for over 6 months now. Total cholesterol before 240 total cholesterol after 145. Total LDL before 169 total LDL after 86. Consistent results after two lipid profiles 3 months apart. no noticeable side effects.
So, I just wanted to share this info to whoever stumbles upon this... Eight months ago My total cholesterol was 222, my HDL was 61 and the LDL was 145. Three months ago my total cholesterol was 213, my HDL was 51 and my LDL stayed at 145. At this point, even though my total cholesterol went down, it was only the good cholesterol that went down, so the ratio was worse and the Doctor wanted me to start taking Lipitor. I immediately said no. I heard the horror stories and I knew this was a med for life. I told the doctor, tell you what, give me three months. If I don't get it lowered by then, I will consider the medication. So, I began researching and researching all the homeopathy and natural alternatives. And I kept seeing rave reviews from legitimate sites about Red Yeast Rice and particularly this brand called Cholestene. As it turns out, Red Yeast Rice contains a natural Statin called Monacolin K. The same chemical structure and Statin found in Lovastan and Lipitor. And because it is natural, it has other complex compounds that does not make it dangerous to suddenly stop unlike it's prescription counter parts. But with virtually no side effects. So I ordered it and took two capsules twice daily. Just got my results 20 minutes ago.... Drum Roll Please........... Total Cholesterol 156.... HDL-71 and LDL.... 85. And for the record, I did not change my diet.... although I should. Well there you have it... A natural non-prescription way to lower your cholesterol.
Lowered my cholesterol over a hundred points! No more meds for me!
This product is very good in helping to lower your cholesterol. Take it and your Doctor will be amazed at the difference.
Very good product. Has helped to lower my bad cholesterol. Thanks!!!
This has lowered my cholesterol however I have been told to take only 2/day as this can affect liver as a Statin does
My cardiologist recommended this product to lower my cholesterol. In 3 months, my total cholesterol went from 216 to 156 with no other changes (I eat pretty healthy anyway). I was amazed and will take these (2 caps twice daily) indefinitely!!!
Cholestene works! Just got my cholesterol levels checked after 12 weeks taking 2 pills, twice daily. Total cholesterol had dropped from 261 down to 196. LDL from 172 down to 100.
Cholestene helped lower my cholesterol from 262 to 222!
well rated by independent testing labs such as Consumerlab. Measurable effect on cholesterol levels. Well tolerated. Great product
Works as well as a prescription for me. My cholesterol runs slightly high, and this helps me keep it down without taking statins. My only gripe is the price. A generic prescription would be cheaper...hence the four stars.
I have been on this for just 4 weeks and my total cholesterol dropped by 30 from 200 to 170. Hoping it drops further after 6 months. I have not done much as far as diet, pretty much the same as before, so I am sold on Cholestene RYR.
Great product, lowered my cholesterol count.
I have been taking this product without side effect for 6 months and it's great. My cholesterol went down to 165 (was 217) and my HDLs went way up to 81 and my LDLs went way down to 66. I'm very happy.
I have been taking this supplement for about three months now. My total cholesterol went from 290 to 160! I am a believer and will continue to take this instead of the statin the doctor prescribed. The prescription made my joints hurt and my memory foggy. But this supplement hasn't had any side effects...other than radically lowering my cholesterol!
My husband uses this for his cholesterol levels and it works great for him. We always buy this.
Helped lower my cholesterol naturally. Highly recommended.
Best product to help with cholesterol control. My endocrinologist has seen the difference since I had been taking it.
I have taken this for 6 months. I just went for my check up. After 15 years my cholesterol is finnaly normal. I can’t take the conventional medications. I researched the product. So glad I did and so is my doctor.
Got to love this stuff! is so good my cholesterol was super high,my Doctor wanted to put me on Lipitor don't know if i spell this right, anyway is working i already lower my total cholesterol by 50 my doctor is impressed. He toll me to keep doing wherever I'm doing.
I had been on Lipitor for several years and wanted to get away from prescriptiin cholesterol lowering medications. It was recommended that I try red yeast rice, fish oil, and cinnamon. It worked and my cholesterol numbers are in a normal range.
Best cholesterol supplement on Amazon. Heart Savior is really good but this one is slightly better and is easy to take . This will be my 4th order . Dr. Said my cholesterol is at 160 overall down from 240. Good and bad cholesterol both at very good levels also.
I just received my blood test results and I am 100% sold on HPF Cholestene. Started this in March of 2016. Total Cholesterol was 278, LDL: 183, Trig 137, HDL 68 and ratio 4.10. New results today: Total: 224, LDL: 183, Trig: 119 HDL: 75, Radio 3.0. My husband is also on this products: Results: Total 265, Trig. 92, LDL: 191, HDL: 53 Results after 90 days: Total: 191 Chol is the lowest it has ever been. It is the 1st time it is below 200 ever. I was hoping my results would be similar, but I started higher and am still pleased. Important note: I am taking Drs Best 100mg CoQ10 1-2 capsules a day along with 3-4 capsules of HPF Cholestene per day. 2 in the morning and 1 or 2 in the evening. My husband takes 4 capsules 2 in the a.m. and 2 in the p.m. along with 1 CoQ10. We have not experienced any side effects or leg cramps. This is the 1st time in 4 years that I am below 235, I'm hoping this product will continue to lower my count till I'm below 200.
I did some research on this product before I purchased it. After a couple of months it lowered my cholesterol by 30 points.
Red yeast rice has been used as a cooking ingredient for years like the coloring in Peking duck is an example. Eating a little fatty duck with a statin on it.... Pretty cool right.
My cholesterol has maintained below 200 for the second consecutive year while using Cholestene! I just ordered some more and will continue to use this supplement. I had been on other cholesterol supplements, but this works best of all: total cholesterol is down, LDL is down, and without hurting HDL levels. Perfect. I only use one 600 mg capsule a day -- right after my evening meal, along with a 100 mg capsule of CoQ10 (necessary when taking cholesterol lowering drugs). Also, Consumer Lab has tested competing supplements, and this one comes out on top: no Citrinin toxicity, good price, etc. Thanks, HPF!
I had used this before with great results. It was recommended by a friend. I got back on It in July and in about 6 weeks went from 260 to 170 Cholesterol. I will keep taking it. I tried other brands of the Red Yeast Rice and they did not work at all. This is the only one that works for me. I can't take statin drugs.
My cholesterol went from 315 to 191. Great quality product.
This is the best. My cholesterol has gone down so much, I no longer have high cholesterol. I will continue to take this product.
My heart doctor recommended Cholestene to me many years ago. It has helped my cholesterol greatly. Two pills twice a day has kept my cholesterol in check. Cholestene is the only brand he recommends. The price and the shipping on this item are very good.
I have a history of high cholesterol in my family. I used consumer lab and found out about this brand of red yeast rice after not having much luck with other brands.
I was using another supplement with bergamonte but it was not keeping my cholesterol levels where I wanted them so I discontinued the supplement and my doctor recommended I try Red Yeast Rice. I chose this brand because of the amount of active ingredients plust I vetted the product against consumerlab.com. I got a blood test earlier this month and my cholesterol levels and ratios were excellent. My HDL was at 60 which is just above the recommended level but I do not worry about that as I am more concerned with the ratios.
My total cholesterol dropped from 219
My internist recommended this product to my mother-in-law for her high cholesterol. I was shocked when her total cholesterol dropped from 300 to 200 after two months on this stuff. My internist said that in his experience this is the only brand of red rice yeast extract that gets this level of results. He says that other brands either don't work or only lower the cholesterol by a little. I think it's because the potency is considerably higher than comparable products.
I have slightly elevated cholesterol and did not want to take a statin. By taking 2 capsules in the morning and 2 at night along with 1 CoQ10 capsule morning and night, I have managed to keep my cholesterol below 200 for the past 15 years.
This product really works. Within 6 months my cholesterol dropped over 50 points and I made no other changes in my diet. It also worked for two other members of my family.
Wow, this is the best product I have used to reduce my cholesterol with no side effects!!!!! It went down from 269 to 202 in 4 months and my good cholesterol went up to 56 from 49, I am so happy and relieved not to use statins, they do not work for me.
I am a 58 y/o female and started on Cholestene x1 year ago. It was recommended by my cardiologist and the results have been great. I could not tolerate the statins. My total cholesterol started out at 254 and LDL 145,and now is 139, LDL 66. I have made some diet modifications and have increased my exercise by walking 4-5 times a week for 30+ minutes. I have had no side effects. I am currently taking 2 caps in the am and 2 caps in the pm. I am very pleased with my results.
This is the product that started it all, took me awhile to find it and it works!! I've been using it for 3 years now and have not had a bad cholesterol test yet, the other "meds" really can cause a lot if other issues. Great product!!
I bought this for a co-worker she said works well her doctor said her cholesterol went down she takes this with omega 3 fish oil 600epa/240dha availability at Vitamin Shoppe they work great together. Hope this a help.
I have been taking over a year and has lowered cholesterol somewhat. I have tolerated better than red rice yeast supplements.
Like many, I am at an age where managing my cholesterol is more important than ever. Lipitor is the first bullet in the gun for most physicians, but I wanted to try something less drastic given the horror stories of those I have spoken with that have gone the prescription pharmaceutical route. So far, this product in combination with a better diet and exercise has helped me lower my LDL values and raise my HDL. This in turn made my doctor happy... This products is effective if you do your part from a lifestyle perspective.
Decreased my cholesterol by almost 100 points in three months.
Cardiologist recommended this particular brand to help with cholesterol issues; he specifically said "don't use any other brand." Husband's cholesterol has since been maintained in the good cholesterol range since using it for 3 years.
I seemed to have the muscle pain with Crestor, so my doctor recommended Red Yeast Rice, This product brought my cholesterol down to the recommended range, and I haven't noticed any side effects.
It works for me. It lowered my cholesterol so I don't have to take prescription medication
I switched from another brand that seemed to have no effect in reducing my cholesterol. After taking this product for a couple of months as directed along with 1000 MG of Niacin my Total cholesterol dropped from 210 to 186, HDL increased from 56 to 81, LDL from 135 to 95.
Excellent product and actually lowers cholesterol
In my recent visit to my primary care physician for my yearly checkup, I discovered that my cholesterol had dropped significantly. Not so much the total cholesterol, which has been below 200 for the last several years. My doctor's and my surprise was with the drop in LDL cholesterol, the "bad" one. Even though I watch my diet really well -- avoid saturated fats always -- and have been taking red yeast rice for roughly 4 yrs., it wasn't until starting on Cholestene that my LDL dropped from the 130's - 150's down to 110 at this last visit! Since I haven't changed my diet (nothing else to change!), I believe it's the quality of Cholestene that has made the difference. If you suffer from cholesterol problems and can use diet plus red yeast rice to control it, then you might consider using this superior product. Ah, and don't forget that you want the product to be toxin-free is this one is. I've tried several products over these years, but I'm sticking with Cholestne from now on!
This lowered my cholesterol more than the medicines that I was prescribed and I tolerated it much better than lipitor which gave me weird and unpleasant side effects. I use only two a day and my cholesterol levels have been perfect.
This is a great product. My husband swallows the pills; I pour them into my other vitamins and drink them. Have not taken them long enough to know if they help with high cholesterol.
This product has kept my cholesterol within normal range for the past ten years, which the prescription drug Zocor did not do..
This was recommended by my doctor's office. Hoping it works well. There are many Red Yeast Rice products. This one seems to have one of the best ratings.
I have taken this product with significant, positive results. My cholesterol was over 250 and dropped 100 less than 6 months.
Excellent product. My cholesterol went from 267 to 143 ~ I have been taking it for over a year now and will continue to do so!
I love Cholestene. Within 2 months of using this product my total cholesterol went from 285 to 199. The normal rage is 100-199. My triglycerides went from 187 to 136. Normal levels are 0-149. my LDL cholesterol (the bad stuff) went from 181 to 107. Normal range is 0-99. I have gotten great results from this product. It works like a statin drug but without the side effects and worry of what it is doing to your liver. Also, I never changed my diet but still got results. I cannot say that it will work for everyone but it sure is worth trying if you have a history of high cholesterol and do not have a problem taking a Red Yeast Rice product.
This is the one I buy. I've done some research on Red Yeast Rice and first heard about it when I went to a Naturopathic physician. She told me that lots of people are getting off Lipitor and other cholesterol lowering drugs and going to something natural like Red Yeast Rice. I also subscribe to ConsumberLab and (this one) was suggested as one of the best to buy. At the time I was using Lipitor from my doctor. When he saw that I had taken myself off Lipitor and was using Red Yeast Rice instead, he got upset, and said OK, we'll see how you do, but you'll be back on Lipitor.
I've used Cholestene for the last 10 years. And it is the only herbal product that i have ever used that caused the desired effect (reducing total cholesterol) in a measurable way. The person who recommended to me said it would reduce my total cholesterol value by 50 points in six weeks. It in fact lowered mine by just over 60 points without any dietary change during that time.
I watched my diet and took these supplements. Great results below 200 !
Along with diet and exercise Cholestene helped reduce my total cholesterol.
I have used this product for nine years and it has served me well by keeping my cholesterol down. When I started using it, it brought my cholesterol levels down more than the regular medicine the doctor put me on.
When I 1st started using this product 3 years ago, my cholesterol was 290. I started taking 2 capsules twice a day. Four months later when I went to my doctor and had my cholesterol checked, it was 160. I thought that was a little low so I cut back to 3 capsules a day. My next check up 4 months later was 190. So I continued this dose until this day and my results stay between 180 and 200.
I understand that it's often a question of 'faith' on Reviews in general, is this a "shill", a paid review .. or not? I can only hope that those that read this beyond me believe that this is from one person's personal experience, and I have nothing to do with this company nor sell this product. There is a great deal of controversy over red yeast rice and cholesterol control effectiveness. I'd say to the first person, do your research. I'd then firmly believe you will find that this product is the best of it's type out there. In my personal experience, this product alone lowered my total cholesterol number by almost 70 points in 3 months. My doctor was ecstatic with the results. I was able to totally avoid all Rx statin products .. and all the associated side effects. This is due to THIS specific brand and believe me, they do vary, I've done my research into the content of the products and the FDA controversy around red yeast rice. I also hope that nobody reading this takes my word for it without consulting their personal doctor, and does work with them. If they are willing to give this a try first - in my heart of hearts, I truly believe you will be astounded by the results. I went from being on the verge of very serious problems ... to being completely within "normal" ranges, and nothing in my lifestyle changed drastically other than taking THIS product. If you try it, give it time - this is not an overnight cure, but IMHO - it's worthy of a try before you go on Rx's for the rest of your life.
Speedy delivery. My doctor specifically recommended this brand to help control my cholesterol.
In September of 2015 my Cholesterol total was 242 H with my HDL 59, Triglycerides 109 and LDL at 161. I was given a prescription for cholesterol meds but refused to fill it and did my research and came across HPF Cholestene. In May 2016, my total cholesterol was 169, with HDL 52, Triglycerides 61 and LDL 105. I took this WITH an Omega 3 vitamin twice a day as recommended and I was speechless when I got my blood work. I posted this information because someone else had provided their numbers in the review they submitted which really helped me in determining what I should use. I am not a doctor...just a regular person who had high cholesterol and now I don't and it is all thanks to this supplement. The proof is in the numbers and I could not be more happy (and frankly a little shock) that this worked so well. There is a reason why this is rated so high. Don't take my word for it...just try it!! I really could not be more grateful for these reviews and I decided to pay it forward by being honest and telling people what my experience was. Again... I took this WITH an Omega 3 as I was told it would work better. There is no bad after taste, difficulty swallowing or any of that. You will not regret getting this ----- your heart will thank you!!
Love this product I have been taking for many years, cholesterol levels have been great. Not for everyone each person is different.
The best red yeast rice supplement by far! Truly works. Dropped my cholesterol by 100 points ove a three month period.
This stuff is amazing. I just completed my annual biometric screening. I have taken this product for 2 months and have not changed my eating habits which are not terrible but I do like meat and sometimes eggs several times a week. My prior lipid profile had total cholesterol at 236. Today's reading was 182. I'm 48 years old and have never had a reading below 200 even in my 20s. LDL dropped from 130 to 87. HDL increased slightly from 80 to 86 (a good thing as well!). I'm ecstatic about these results. I am not perfect with dosage on this either, missing the second daily dosage quite often. I'm so glad that I have kept away from statins so far and now I can show my doctor that I did it without pharmaceuticals.
Been on it for a month and will go to the dr soon to see if my cholesterol is better
This product is wonderful. I take it for high cholesterol and it has lowered my numbers drastically. The only problem I had was after taking it for a while I developed side effects similiar to those of taking a statin drug. The solution for that was lowering the dose. Also, I was under a doctors care who knew what I was taking. My doctor always follows my care and keeps a check on my cholesterol numbers. To make a long story short, this product does what it says it will do.
Product has worked to lower cholesterol for me and my husband for yearz.
My husband could not lower his cholesterol through diet alone; his body just makes too much. When it went over 300 and doctors insisted on meds, we tried Cholestene and Profibe, and for one month he avoided all fats. His cholesterol dropped to high 140's! We thought it was a mistake (so did the doctor), but a repeat test was even a few points lower. He added healthy fats back, and He kept this up for 5 years when he dropped the Profibe. He still takes the Cholestene, but when he tried a "cheaper" product, his numbers went up, so we stick with the Cholestene. He exercises, and follows a modified "Mediterranean" diet, avoiding saturated- and trans-fats. He's usually in the 170 to 180 total cholesterol range. If it occasionally goes higher, he re-adjusts his diet. His doctor knows he is taking this, and she just tells him to keep doing what he is doing. He also takes CoQ10, which statins deplete from your system (but doctors will rarely tell you). Your heart NEEDS CoQ10 to function! I highly recommend this product. But do have your liver tested regularly just as you would if taking statin drugs. I have trouble ordering this as some companies won't ship to CA.
It is PERFECT.I didn't think that it will take such a short time to work but it did and my cholesterol is way down.
This works - overall cholesterol went from 220 to 178!
Lower my cholesterol by 20 points!!!
Excellent in helping with cholesterol.
Taking 4 of these a day, along with 6 high grade fish oil capsules ( high amounts of DHA, and EPA) lowered my cholesterol by 83 points, and no side effects. Tried all the statins out there with horrible side effects. also I eat everything with no effect.
Must be working, has lowered my cholesterol .
Not all products that claim to be Red Rice Yeast have the active ingredient that actually keeps your bad cholesterol low. This one does, and the results show in my blood work.
This really works to lower your cholesterol. I have used other Red Yeast Rice but this one lowered my cholesterol.
My husband and I both have high Cholesterol and we have had great success with this product in keeping it under control without prescription drugs. My husbands heart Dr. said he has quite a few patients using it with success.
April 4, 2017, my cholesterol tested at 279. I got this off Amazon and took 2 per day, and July 27th, my cholesterol retest was 184. The doctor said it's quite a huge drop in 3 months. I say, "Get it; get it now!!!" I was not on any drugs for cholesterol, nor have I ever been. At all costs, I wanted to avoid statins. My doctor actually said that red yeast rice is one of the primary ingredients in statins. So why do the drugs if you can do Cholestene?My cholesterol today is lower than as far back as 2008.
I must say after being on this product for 5 months and now getting my lipid profile checked my LDL ( low density lipids) dropped 100 points and the total cholesterol dropped 100 points.. only issue is the triglycerides increased by about 20 points.. I will continue taking this (1) am and(1) pm and increase my fiber intake to hopefully reduce the triglyceride levels as I can not tolerate statins or fibrate drugs. Great product!!!
Have been using this for years to lower my cholesterol. It works. I recommend it highly...and the price is right as well.
Lowered my total cholesterol down to 150 from 260 and dropped triglycerides down to 100 . I also take coQ10 with it.
Twice, when using this product in conjunction with others, such as Tumeric, my cholesterol has been lowered significantly.
On Sept 27, 2010 I had my blood work done. Cholesterol was 244, LDL 157, HDL 65 and Triglycerides 109. I read an article from mens health magazine about supplements, and Cholestene was mentioned. A year earlier I tried Cholestoff which dropped my levels by a few points but nothing to get exited about so I stopped.
I have used Cholestene for the past two years and it helps in the control of my cholesterol
I have been using HPF Red Rice Yeast for about 12 years. My doctor suggested the product as an alternative to Cholesterol lowering drugs.
Lowered my cholesterol 100 points in just two months taking this. My cardiologist was amazed.
This was recommended to a friend of mine by his doctor. I'm usually very skeptical of herbal treatments, but since the recommendation came from a regular medical doctor, I decided to give it a try. I am blown away by the results. I have been on this product for about 18 months, and my cholesterol has dropped from 252 to 192. I made no other significant changes in my diet. What's more, I am only taking two capsules a day instead of the recommended dosage of four per day. I've read that the big pharmaceuticals are campaigning to require this product to be sold only by prescription. I pray this never happens.
My husband and I have been taking these for years. They do work along with watching how you eat, moderate exercise, etc. We are both over 75 and our cholesterol levels are excellent. I know it is because of the Cholestene as we do not always watch what we eat 100%.
This is working for this 72 year old with original high cholesterol readings at 280. After using this product for 4 months my latest readings were 180. Much lower than the first one. I plan to keep using this product as I don't like the alternative prescription medication side effects.
My cholesterol numbers have been great and that has continued for several years with taking Cholestene. I have recommended it to many others with similar results.
I have been taking this product for approx. 3 years. I learned about this product from my father who is also taking the product for many years. Both of us have had significant results with lowering our cholesterol. Initially my cholesterol was over 300 and in 6 months after starting cholestine it dropped to 189
This product has lowered my overall cholesterol (220 to 178) and the bad cholesterol as well. Without any side affects that most statins are known for.
Fast shipping. Not sure yet if helping with my cholesterol, but hopefully it will! Cannot tolerate statins, so far less pain with this product, but still having pain at times.
Was told to lower my cholesterol. After taking this per directions (2 caps X 2 daily) for a month, my cholesterol dropped by over 100 points. My doctor ordered me to go have a cheeseburger on my way home from his office, lol!
This stuff works! My husband's doc told him that other patients had good results with it so we decided to give it a try. Both of us had significant reductions in "bad" cholesterol and did not have any adverse effects. My husband previously took Lipitor which did have a couple of very annoying side effects such as muscle weakness. He's getting the same or better cholesterol reduction with the HPF and none of the bad stuff.
It worked on me!....Cholesterol dropped a lot after use.
I've used it for years and it makes a substantial difference in
Works great, and I only take one a day. I'm small, and it IS a statin. But it keeps my cholesterol down.
I believe that Cholestene has helped reduce my cholesterol level in the last year, as per my annual blood panel. Just following doctors recommendation to try "Red Yeast Rice". I did try a couple of other brands of Red Yeast Rice, with no help from them at all. Not all Red Yeast Rice's are effective....
Truly lowers cholesterol levels.
This product brought my cholesterol down by 100 points in 1 month, that, combined with Apple cider vinager. I no longer need to go on statins.
Tried every kind of cholesterol meds and had a bad reaction to all (very bad body aches). Cholestene lowered my cholesterol dramatically and I have no bad reaction to it. Have been on it for over a year and it really works. All blood tests are good as well. But check with your own doctor to see what is appropriate for you.
Great fast ship! Hoping these are going to work cannot wait to have cholesterol checked
This product works. I am a 54 yr old male. My cholesterol has always been slightly high around 250. I started taking 2 fish oil pills at breakfast and 2 at dinner in 2011. In 2012 my numbers had dropped to around 225 through 2015. Last year I heard about this product and substituted 1 of these at breakfast & dinner for 1 of the 2 fish oil pills. Just got my results and I'm at 199 on cholesterol. I cannot ever remember being below 200. I will continue to use and will now tell others. Thank you Healthy Origins for a great quality product.
I have been using this product for about 10 years. It greatly reduces my cholesterol without any side effects.
In six weeks taking half the recommended dose this lowered my cholesterol 37% ... my doctor, who is "not a fan" of nutritional supplements and had prescribed pravastatin, was amazed at the results. For me, it works ... and I have had no side effects. My wife had even better results when it was prescribed for her by a different doctor.
I began using Cholestene several years ago when my Cholesterol crept up to 220. My most previous reading was 165 with low LDL and high HDL. My Dr., who doesn't believe in supplements, was astonished.
I recommended this to all my friends and colleagues with high cholesterol
I recommended it to a family member because her cholesterol was high and she just went to the doctor again and the Dr. was surprise of the results and was asking what did she do to bring it low.
My Cholesterol was at 231 and my Dr said that it gets lowered or I have to go on meds. 1.5 months later talking this with Cholesterol Care my cholesterol is at 171 ! Good & bad cholesterol levels perfect. I paid full price for this supplement and this is not a fake review. This stuff really works if you stay with it !!! Five Stars !!!
I was skeptical at first, but the lab tests don't lie. My total cholesterol was well over 200 and is now down to 165 after taking 2 of these these capsules every night in combination with 2 fish oil gel caps as well. For maintenance I am now just taking one of each every night, and will see at my next lipid screening if it's sufficient. I have not noticed any side effects, but I have heard of others experiencing muscle pain.
Integrative cardiologist said there's only one red yeast rice product that works--recommended this one. and it does. Dropped my cholesterol 100 pts. in 30 days. From 240 to 140. Something statins had never done in 20 yrs of taking them. Same doc also recommended Cholest-off, a product available at Costco to take simultaneously. They're working. I will not be without either one ever.
Absolutely superb product. First time in last 15 years I got NORMAL cholesterol level. I was using this product for last 12 month.
use this daily to control cholesterol. Better than taking statins.
Knock that cholesterol outta the park with this natural herb!! Swallow these capsules every day with food and you'll see a difference in six months!!
Ive always beent fit but love the red meat. Dr. Recommended Red Yeast Rice and i chose this. Eating only a little better and using this lowered Cholesterol over 30 points and improved my HDL to LDL ratio by 15%.
I was determined not to go on cholesterol medication but I couldn't get my number lower than 200 with diet & exercise. My doctor suggested red yeast rice so I started doing my homework. Cholestene had so many good reviews and testimonies of people whose numbers had gone down significantly that I had to give it a try. In less than 3 months my total cholesterol dropped from the 230s to 196! First time I was under 200 since I'd been tested. I've been taking it for a year and my numbers remain under 200. No side effects. No issues at all. I'm a happy camper!!
Has been keeping Cholesterol numbers at optimal levels with just half the recommended dosage since taking. Highly recommend but that said, not everyone gets same results... different people, different bodies, different reactions.
Before I purchased this particular brand, I researched the one doctors recommended and this brand was the one! Then I read all of the reviews and decided to purchase this one. I have no regrets as I have reduced my cholesterol 20 points and the doctor has told me I do not have to go on a prescription. I am very satisfied with this product!
Very good quality, compared with other brands of Red Yeast Rice. I take two capsules once a day and my cholesterol level is 200-210. When I took four capsules (twice a day), the cholesterol level went to 190 from 275 within two weeks.
First blood check went well last year. Next check up later this month. Cholesterol went down.
After making a dramatic change in my eating plan and increasing my level of physical activity, my cholesterol dropped to a very healthy range. I was still taking the cholesterol medication I had been on for a couple decades. Under the supervision of my doctor, I quit taking the medication, and my levels adjusted to just beyond what's considered healthy under current standards. I added Cholestene to my daily supplements, and within weeks I was back within a healthy range. Would any other product have done the same? I don't know. But this one seems to work for me. I am no longer taking statins, and my bloodwork reports good cholesterol levels. Hooray!!!
I have been using this product for several years with excellent results. My doctor prescribed me a statin drug to lower my cholesterol and the side effects were too much, i.e. muscle soreness. A friend recommended Cholestene and since taking this my cholesterol numbers have always been in the low 100's. My doctor is happy and so am I.
I started Red Rice Yeast at my Doctor's request. I chose this product because of high reviews. I had my doubts about it working though. My Cholesterol was 210, LDL 133 HDL 64 and Trls were 65 on 2/24/2016. I began taking 1200 mil around March 1. I had a physical 7/30/2016 my numbers were 145 total, LDL 81 HDL 55 and tris were 42. I couldn't believe it!!!😊
After 8 months use, my cholesterol numbers have improved dramatically: I'm a Believer! And so is my Dr.
It REALLY WORKS!!! I began taking cholestine 2 caps a day at bedtime. At my 3 month checkup, my cholesterol had dropped from 270 to 233. I continued taking it and 3 mo later, my cholesterol had dropped to 198!!! I am still taking it, and probably always will! Thank you Cholestine!!!
Helps with your bad cholesterol. Need all the help you can get
This product definitely helps keep my cholesterol levels in check.
My cholesterol-lowering needs are met! No side effects and in normal range by taking as directed. Frankly, can't even say that for the Meds my doctor prescribed. My doctor is pleasantly surprised.
I wanted to get off statins. I had been taking Lipitor, or its generic equivalent, for over 10 years. I was down to using a mere 5 mg daily dose so my internist told me I could switch to red yeast rice for a quarter and compare the blood work results. After a quarter of no statins, my cholesterol had risen about 40 points (but was still well within normal ranges). Hopefully on the next follow-up testing, a downtrend will have occurred.
Great for lowering cholesterol
Is product is awesome. Works well. Lowered my cholesterol in 4 weeks.
My cholesterol has been borderline unhealthy in the recent past but I didn't want to start taking statins. I read about Red Yeast Rice and so did some searching on Amazon and found this. A couple of months after starting to take this, I had another blood test done. My Cholesterol had dropped 24 points from a level that I've had for several years. The produdct is easy for my body to tolerate and is pretty well priced as well. Really works
I have genetically high cholesterol so even though I work out and eat pretty well my cholesterol is still high. My doctor suggested taking this before I got on statins and it worked great, my cholesterol went down about 20 points which got me in the range my doctor wanted and my good/bad ratios are better now also.
My husband didn't like the way the prescription meds made him feel. Taken daily for a year, the RYR improved my husband's cholesterol level by almost 50 points. Even our physician was impressed. Tip: RYR depletes Co Q-10 levels which can cause muscle aches/weakness, so make sure you take Co Q-10 with it.
My cholesterol lowered great products
I think it's doing what I hoped it would, lower triglycerides and cholesterol. The most recent test of such I had came back much improved. Used with a few other supplements in my protocol) that's what has been the case. It has a natural statin in it, but at very low levels.
Great product, reduced my cholesterol by 20 points so far and still going down. Am avoiding the need for statens at this point.
This helps me to keep my cholesterol down.
I use this product because I have high cholesterol and my doctor recommended it to me....It has helped bring down my numbers to a healthy number. Thanks for making it available at Amazon.
Love this!! I took 2 a day for 7 weeks and my cholesterol dropped 26 points. Very impressed-no side effects either.
I ordered this for my sister-in-law who was diagnosed with high cholesterol and because of the excellent results I got by using Red Yeast Rice, she has purchased it too to see if it works for her too.
My primary car doctor said that my cholesterol was a little high, but not high enough for medicatin. He rece4ommended this instead. I don't go back for5 another check up for two months and will let yu know how it turned out.
My husband takes this to help with his cholesterol, seems to help.
Great price and I saw results. I started taking this as per my doctor to lower my cholesterol and I saw results. I dropped my 37 points in six months (approximately). Of course I exercised and ate healthier, so it was a combination and dedication of a few things to get my points lower. For the price and the results, you can't go wrong. I would recommend taking to your doctor prior to adding red yeast to your diet, just to be safe.
If you burp soon after taking it, you may get a nasty aftertaste, but it does what it says. Since I've been taking this my Cholesterol is down almost 30 points (and this is without any diet changes or exercise).
Unique natural product to control Cholesterol.
this is real good when you can"t take stating drugs , to lower cholesterol but it recommends to take co,Q,10 to,
It's helping us lower our cholesterol without prescriptions!
Taking red yeast rice is so much better than taken pharmaceutical drugs that have massive side effects. I have not had any problems taking the red yeast rice I am feeling much better blood pressure down good cholesterol up.
Love Nature's Bounty Red Yeast Rice 600mg. My husbands cholesterol was around 210, and it is staying around 110 now!!!!! Don't give up if you just started with these. It does take about 6 months to come down a hundred points! But, in the end, they are well worth it. Prescription drugs for high cholestorol have very bad side effects! Nature's Bounty Red Yeast Rice will definitely work!
My friend suggested I try Red Yeast Rice to help with my cholesterol. Even though I take medicine my cholesterol was up. I will take this for 6 months and see if it helps any. I have made a pact with myself to get in shape this year and this is part of my plan.
I got red yeast rice for my cholesterol so I would not have to be on a prescription, so far my cholesterol is way down mission accomplished!
Used this to lower my cholesterol 50 points in a month. Am continuing to take it and my cholesterol has remained consistently lower. Would recommend as an alternative to conventional cholesterol meds as this one seems to have no side effects.
My Doctor said my good cholesterol is bad and my bad cholesterol is not good either so... he said to give Red Yeast Rice a try. I am taking 600mg twice a day for 60 days and then he will recheck my cholesterol. My Doctor hopes the Red Yeast Rice will bring cholesterol down without having to go on a more permanent drug prescription. I have my fingers crossed that this will work.
Love this product. My doctor wrote me a prescription for it to help bring down my cholesterol and by the time I went back for a check up it had gone down. I prefer using this instead of being on actual cholesterol medication
Seems to have helped to lower my cholesterol in combination with B vitamins and Co-Q 10. I would recommend this product.
Not sure if it lowering the cholesterol yet but is certainly cheaper than buying in the store. I was told you need to take 3 tablets to have it lower cholesterol. If it works, it is well worth all the other options.
This is another anecdotal review about my personal experiencing using this supplement. Everyone's body is different and you should *ALWAYS* consult with your doctor before taking *ANY* supplement. I am not your doctor and this review is not medical advice.
Using this an alternative way to lower cholesterol - Hope it works!
This product gives me excellent cholesterol readings without the side effects of drugs. I will continue to use it and am grateful for the alternative.
This is not medical advise just sharing an experience. I love Natures Bounty brand, I never get that sick to my stomach feeling when I take them and I take them on an empty stomach in the morning. I've had high cholesterol all my life and none of the prescription medications have done much to lower it (the best I got was 25 points with a lot of side effects). I took one of these once a day with CoQ10 (200 mg) and Selenium (200 mg) along with a heart smart diet (which I pretty much eat anyhow) and lowered my cholesterol 75 points. Again, this is not medical advise --- just my experience. And I don't do anything without discussing it with my doctor. Also I do not take more than one per day. If I go up to more I start to get the same side effects (muscle cramps, stiffness, kidney pain) that I get with Statins.
This supplement was recommended to me by my doctor as a method to help reduce my cholesterol instead of using a medical prescription medicine (which I hate). It works very well for me. It lowered my cholesterol in 6 months by 40 points ! I have experienced no side effects.
Helps keep cholesterol under control.
Red Yeast Rice brought my cholesterol down dramatically. My doctor and I are very pleased. Will continue to use this. Nature's Bounty 2-pack on Amazon is the best pricing I could find after two hours of research. Highly recommend (assuming your doctor approves).
I read that red yeast rice can help lower cholesterol. Not sure if this is true for me yet, until I get my cholesterol checked by my doctor. The product did arrive timely.
So far I haven't had any adverse effects from this. Time will tell when I get my next cholesterol check. If it doesn't lower it significantly, my doctor will insist on synthetic statins.
i guess these work for getting your cholesterol down
I am a nurse, and have hyperlipidemia, and have been taking medication for this. For 4 years, after diet change, continued exercise, and prescribed simvastinin, there was no change. I began religiously taking red yeast rice, and did mix it with COQ10. After 8 months, it was time for my cholesterol check, and I had it done....18 points lower!!!! With taking Red Yeast Rice!! This is GOOD over the counter medication! Please consider it! I am living proof! I will never give it up!
After taking these for 6 months, my ldl cholesterol is down 30 points to below 100.
My mom loves it, it controls her cholesterol
My doctor suggested red yeast rice to lower my cholesterol. It dropped my bad number by 18 points. I'm a believer. Better than drugs.
This was prescribed by our physician for a more natural way to help with cholesterol. I found that it is much more affordable ordering online and besides it is not so readily available in our pharmacies. Loved the price.
Been taking this steadily for 2 months now. Hopefully is helping to lower my cholesterol level. Will know more in a couple of months when I have my blood work repeated. No problem with the capsules-go down easily, and no side effects.
I've been taking this for over 4 years and it lowered my total cholesterol by 30 points. That was enough for me to be in the safe zone. My LDL is still high, though, so currently working on that now.
Helps to lower cholesterol.
Have been using the Red Yeast Rice capsules for quite a while. I think they are a great help with my cholesterol problem.
Trying to lower cholesterol. We'll see.
I wrote a similar review for Cholesterol Success, as I have observed great results with this Red Yeast Rice product used in conjunction with Cholesterol Success (and Niacin).
Lowered my bad cholesterol... much better than taking statins with all their side effects. I take one a day.
This product helps me to keep my cholesterol down. I recommend purchasing through Subscribe and Save. It is a great way to save.
I purchased this because it is supposed to be good at lowering cholesterol. I have not taken it long, so in all fairness I am not able to give it a fair evaluation.
Excellent aid in lowering cholesterol. Beats the statins but does take some time to work.
My husband has been taking nature's bounty red yeast rice tablets for over two years now as recommended by our doctor. It has helped him lower his cholesterol without having to take actual medicine. He. Continue to take these until we see perfect cholesterol and then might continue to keep it that way.
My doc recommended this to me to combat high cholesterol. So I just started taking it and cannot yet report if it works. I could not find this in a store where I live so I am very happy to find it on Amazon!
I'm using this to lower my cholesterol. Great product.
good.It has been bought before, very effective, to reduce total cholesterol, eat 1 bottles, and down.
Red Yeast Rice keeps me off the prescription pills and lowers my cholesterol numbers naturally. Love this option versus "what the doctor orders" and the side effects. A staple in the cabinet!!!
My doctor recommended this for my cholesterol, which was starting to creep up, and my numbers are improved, so it looks like its doing the job.
I have been taking these for 4 months, but the big test will be next week to see if they are helping my cholesterol.
Helps keep my cholesterol levels down.
I could not take statin drugs for my cholesterol and it was suggested by my cardiologist to try this (2 - 600mg) in the evening and (200mg) CoQ10 in the morning. My cholesterol level, after 10 years, is now almost normal for the last 2 years of using this product. I tried all kinds of prescription drugs with adverse reactions. Its not the answer for all or probably even most and the doctor should tell you what to do, not me. It had gotten to the point that there was nothing that I could take and it was a last resort.. no other reason. Listen to your doctor, ask him before your begin this if nothing else works.
I used to take Niacin and then Lipitor for Cholesterol - didn't like either. Niacin was too potent and caused major itching on my legs. Lipitor eh! But since I've been using Red Yeast Rice, my cholesterol is down and no side effects
Good products for a good price to improve your life as well as your loved ones. It really works to lower cholesterol
On this for husband to try to control cholesterol levels
So far works to reduce cholesterol
This stuff works amazingly well! My bad Cholesterol dropped to about a third of what it was before going on it, and the look on my doctors face when we went over my latest blood work results was priceless lol! Not only did my bad cholesterol go down, the triglycerides did too! I discovered this product after doing some online research on how to naturally lower bad cholesterol so I went ahead and ordered this to use in conjunction with my Lavaza (fish oil) prescription my doctor put me on after taking me off statins. Always better to go natural than with medications and in this case the natural route has definitely proven to be even more effective! I've been on the fish oil for a while now and as soon as I started taking the red yeast rice everything dropped so I know it was because of the red yeast rice. I also recently started taking 300 mg of co q10 with 5 mg of bioperine (to help with the absorption). The co q10, fish oil, and red yeast rice all go hand in hand together and their effectiveness was evident in my latest blood work results!
I have taken Red Yeast rice for years and I am convinced that it has been very instrumental in keeping down my cholesterol at a good level.
Need to purchase more of this. I really believe this was instrumental in helping get my cholesterol numbers down. Really works.
Awesome cholesterol is down by 28 points.
Good price for this cholesterol reducing supplement. My cholesterol is down 50 points in 6 months. Take 1800 mg a day (3 of these).
Lowered cholesterol but has statins and had same effect causing very achey joints
My doctor recommended this to help control my slightly elevated cholesterol. After just 2 months, I was able to stop taking my prescription meds.
This lowered my cholesterol a bit...at least enough to convince my doctor that maybe I don't have to take statins right now.
BEST INGREDIENT, BEST PRODUCT, BEST PRICE, EST QUANTITY ON THE MARKET FOR LOWERING CHOLESTEROL. WHY PAY 3 TIMES AS MUCH BECAUSE IT HAS SOMEDOCTOR'S NAME ON IT AND IT'S "TRIPLE FILTERED" LOL RED YEAST RICE IS RED YEAST RICE.., PERIOD!!!! THE ONLY VARIABLES ARE THE STRENGTH, METHOD OF DELIVERY, PRICE AND DONT GET CONNED BY PAYING TWICE BECAUSE IT HAS AN ENHANCING OR ADDED SECOND OR THIRD INGREDIENT! IT'S ALL YOU NEED
I lowered my cholesterol by taking this
I have major reactions to prescriptive medications. I take red yeast rice instead of meds for mild cholesterol problems. I have asked my Physician & she monitors my blood work and approves of this natural remedy for me!
I have found that this product can sometimes be hard to find at the grocery stores, and pricey as well, so it was good to find it on Amazon. It seems to help keep my cholesterol levels low.
My husband has been on this for a few months now and had his cholesterol levels drawn and they came back perfect!!
Product appears easy to tolerate, and very reasonably priced. I alternate between this and Niacin and was able to drop my cholesterol by 75 points. I was prescribed a statin and didn't care for how my body felt when using it. Did some research, and am taking matters into my own hands. This seems to be working for me in combination with fish oil, vitamin d, and coral calcium.
lowers cholesterol drastically
It worked to lower my high cholesterol. I'm late-twenties female.
I can't comment on Nature's Bounty but I did want to comment on Red Yeast Rice. My cholesterol was borderline unhealthy but I didn't want to start taking statins (doctor had given me a prescription). I heard about Red Yeast Rice so I starting taking it. Some few months after starting them, I had another blood test taken. My Cholesterol had dropped 30 points from a level that I've had for several years. Even the doctor asked me what I was doing to lower it and I told him about the supplement. I won't say which brand I'm taking cause I don't really think it matters and I don't want to appear like I'm promoting one over the other. I just wanted to say that I really think it has helped lower my cholesterol level and now I take it every day. A second blood test last month showed that I continued to have a lower level. So, give it a try for a few months before you get tested. It may just help.
Several respected drs think this lowers bad numbers.of Cholesterol (sp?) Can't hurt and it's cheap and easy to take.
I started taking as per my doctors advise. He claims it will drop my cholesterol, won't know for sure until my next blood test. hope it does because ti is all natural.
Keeps my Dad's cholesterol low. He takes this with CoQ10 (100 Mgs) Twice a day and doesn't have the muscle pain and weakness associated with statin prescription medications.
Started using this to stop taking cholesterol medicine. It's been 6 months, and I am down in my cholesterol count.
Supposedly these help control cholesterol levels. I'm not sure if they really do much, but it's not like I'm going to resort to intense exercise, so I choose to believe it.
This a been a surprise benefit to my battle with cholesterol. Nature's Bounty is a good product and the price is right!
Good for lowering cholesterol - came off the pharmaceutical drugs and I am happier for it - why would anyone want to stay on a drug for life - the system is really evil and no one is your friend - The doctors are the drug addicts - the pharmaceutical companies are the drug dealers and we are the fools.
I take these to lower my cholesterol.
I was advised to take red rice yeast along with fish oil and coq10 for lowering cholesterol. My numbers have come down along with a restricted diet. There have been no side effects.
My Dr. recommended I try this to lower my cholesterol which was reading at 170. During the 6 months I've been using it I also lost weight purposely and dropped about 8% body weight. When I went in to get my check up my cholesterol was down to 140!
This has worked for my husband who was unable to take a statin. His cholesterol levels are normal after being on red yeast rice for 6 months.
Stuff does help with cholesterol. Mine dropped 37 points over a span of a few months, with no other drugs or dietary changes. Gonna keep taking it !!
This actually helps with the cholesterol, and it doesn't cause any pain in my side like synthetic statins do.
These are natures Statin. Statin prescription drugs caused me serious side-effects. One even increased levels of cholesterol. I had severe muscle spasms, nausea, and edema. I felt terrible in general and repeated trips for medical attention did nothing to help. I did my own research and finally insisted on lab tests - they revealed source of my problems was a recently prescribed statin and high doses of slow release niacin. My body makes cholesterol regardless of diet(I don't eat meat). I have no adverse effects with 1800mg a day of Red Yeast Rice. I take 1200mg in a.m. and 600mg in p.m. along with Sytrinol. My cholesterol is down to normal levels and I have no side-effects.
Worked much better than Berberine-500. I took 2 tablets once a day (at night after dinner meal) and one tablet of CoQ10 (100 mg) for two months. Here are my lab results. Note my HDL (good cholesterol) dropped three points, but according to my Doc, the 'after" profile is overall a much better one.
High cholesterol doesn't necessarily begin with a poor diet. I eat healthy, don't smoke,exercise regularly and am very fit. However , developed high cholesterol in my late 40s. Red yeast rice lowered my total cholesterol count from 300 to 160. LDL/HDL were both out of whack as well and came into balance with the total. It was remarkable. My Doctor actually suggested it when I frowned on taking the statin drug I know she was about to offer up. (they're often too hepatoxic.) When the lab results came in 4 months later my physician was astonished. I must've been the first patient to have tried an alternative to statin therapy. Do yourself a favor if your cholesterol is a concern. Take 2 600 mg red yeast rice every evening. It's cheap. Its safe and most of all it works.
I'm taking Red Yeast Rice to keep my Cholesterol under control. I'm very concerned about Staten drugs and their side effects. Knowing though that Red Yeast Rice is the basis of many Staten drugs but without the sever side effects.
My father was told to use this by his doctor, for cholesterol, and his results have been very good. I decided to use it as well since high cholesterol tends to run in our family. I won't know how well its worked for me until I have my next test, but I have no reason to believe it will not help me as well.
I was recommended red yeast rice (although I cannot say specifically this brand) by a nutritionist to lower my cholesterol which was about 15 points above normal range. I've been taking it about 2 months now and after another blood test my cholesterol is now 30 points lower.
Dr suggested I try these to help with cholesterol. My numbers are ok for my age but we decided to give it a try.
use to lower cholesterol
I take Red Rice Yeast along with CoQ10 to keep my cholesterol low and avoid having to take Staten drugs.
My mom was on lovastatin for years her cholesterol remained high. She started taking this in October 2014 , in April of 2015 her cholesterol improved by nearly 50%.
I have taken these for the past month now and have no issues so far. Waiting to get my cholesterol tested in a couple of months to see if there is any improvement. Verdict is still out on this one. I will keep taking them for the foreseeable future.
So I was at prediabetes stage with my LDL...bad cholesterol....after taking this product n going back to doctor's week's later....to my surprise in worked...bought my bad LDL numbers down considerably.... Thank U
works for me. took me off those horrible prescription cholesterol drugs. take 2 w/applesauce and 50 mgs B3.
I take this to keep me off any cholesterol meds. My doctor recommended it and it works well enough to keep my levels in the good range. I have been taking it for 5 years without any issues.
I'm taking it for slightly elevated LDL and total Cholesterol and after three months of taking Red yeast rice all of my numbers are improved and within normal limits.
Supplement for lowering cholesterol
Instead of statins that have all kinds of side effects, I take 2 caps a day of Nature's Bounty Red Yeast Rice. My slightly elevated cholesterol has been in range since taking this regularly. From what I have read, Red Yeast Rice is safe to take and should help reduce the occurrence of heart attacks.
I have used this supplement for years to control high cholesterol. Product is easy to take with no side effects.
My doc recommended this instead of taking a small dose of statins. It does the trick. I have had my cholesterol numbers going in the right direction, and no nasty side effects.
I"ve noticed that is I don't take this my cholesterol goes up.
This is a very good product to reduce cholesterol and it works! Surprising it does work when taken before workouts in conjunction with a meal usually 60-90 minutes before you work out.
This has helped my Mothers cholesterol go down.
Red Yeast Rice took one capsule 2 times a day for 3 months, I even lost weight on the product and did not even know it. My triglicerides went from 465 to 200, I was shocked no other medication in 20 years was able to bring down my triglicerides.. My doctor wants me to continue and also to use fish oil for my good cholesterol.
A great natural way to keep cholesterol in check. Other brands seem to make me a little dizzy which can be a side effect.
Lowered my cholesterol by 70 points in one month. Only take 3-4 tablets per week with a meal - works for me.
Take in hopes of lowering cholesterol
I've been using red yeast rice for quite some time and my cholesterol levels are so much better. At my last reading my HDL (good cholesterol ) was 94 and my LDL (bad cholesterol was 126) this is such an improvement for me because my bad cholesterol was in the 160's before. I'm very happy with this product and will continue to use it.
Works well for my husband to control high cholesterol. Takes instead of a prescription, which doctor wanted him to take.
My doctor recommended this to lower my cholesterol. I tried other products but they were difficult to swallow, powdery or left a bad taste. This brand did none of the above. I'm very happy with it and it lowered my cholesterol by 20 points to within normal range.
I am very sensitive to Rx meds, and have high cholesterol, so my primary care Dr recommended this item. I had not heard about it before, and I chose this brand because I use the Melatonin sometimes from them, which is very good.
My cholesterol level has dropped.
My doctor suggested this pills (two pills after dinner) to try to reduce my cholesterol. Granted it wasn't very high to begin with but it was slightly above where it needed to be. Well, to my surprise, 6 months later my cholesterol drop enough where I don't need to take any meds. I have to say that I also changed my eating habits but not much. So in my particular case the pills seem to work hopefully they can do the same for someone else.
Take one everyday and give to my husband daily to get his cholesterol down. It came highly recommended by my doctor.
Same product I always order because my doctor, as well as Dr. Oz (and managers at Whole Foods) all say Red Yeast Rice will definitely lower your cholesterol level after taking two a day for two weeks. And it does! Forget Lipitor! This is the natural way to keep you cholesterol in check!
Approximately,10yrs.ago my Cholesterol was high,along w/all the other blood work that's done for Cholesterol.My Dr.chose to watch it for awhile.Just got worse.I was definitely bummed. My Dr.recommended trying,Red Yeast Rice before putting me on meds.(I always seem to get nasty side effects!)3 months later my blood work was repeated.I was taking 2 R.Y.R. by Nature's Bounty@bedtime.When my blood work came back all my tests were 100% perfect for my Cholesterol!!I couldn't believe in 3 months,w/only taking the R.Y.R.,I did not change my diet or anything else,that all my readings were perfect!!I have never had any type of side effect,just perfect Cholesterol😁!I've continued to take Nature's Bounty Red Yeast Rice&10yrs.later I continue to have perfect Cholesterol!Have never had anything but perfect readings now.Nature's Bounty works&I am proof!The price w/Amazon Subscribe&Save is not expensive,I never run out w/my monthly order.Excellent quality,price&great results.I would&have recommended it to numerous others.Thanks Amazon!!
Nature's Bounty is an excellent brand of vitamin supplements, etc. Red Yeast Rice from them is very good. Since I started taking it, my cholesterol ha dropped almost 50 points. I was very pleased when I discovered I get it from Amazon, because a lot of stores don't carry it, not sure why. Delivery was prompt. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it from Amazon again.
This product caused a reduction in my cholesterol levels, to a point where my doctor has stopped nagging me to take prescription medications. The latter caused me muscle and joint pain to the point of loss of sleep, so I was extremely thankful to find this way to reduce my levels.
My doctor wanted me to start medication as my numbers were creeping into the danger zone. I balked so she suggested red yeast rice. She didn't think it would work but my numbers improved enough that I don't need medication. In ten months my total cholesterol dropped from 230 to 176 and my LDL dropped from 149 to 104.
This has worked so great to lower my husband's cholesterol level. Better than any other brand. We are so grateful.
I have to say this has been an absolute cure for maintaining a good cholesterol number. I read here that others added other supplements and yes it is true. A person who is trying to lower cholesterol should as my ( Naturopathic Dr suggests ) take a quality fish oil daily as well as CoQ 10 for the heart as well as a good multi vitamin. These issues are usually in people of middle age and as such these other two products are very important, fish oil for brain, memory as well as heart function, and the coq10 is an added benefit as we get older.
I started using this product about 9 months ago. My cholesterol level prior to starting with this supplement was 239. I am a 49 year old female who eats healthy and always tries to use "homeopathy or natural remedies" before turing to pharmaceutical drugs. My doctor was aware of my feelings, and with that in mind, she suggested this product.
Helps with my cholesterol.
I have been taking red yeast rice extract for years to keep my cholesterol in check. In a recent review by Consumer Labs, the product I had been taking was found to have high levels of a toxin. Thorne Choleast was tested and found to contain what the label states and to be free of toxins. That's good enough for me!
This product has lowered my cholesterol. When I went off for a time, it went back up, so I am now taking it again.
This is a good product, recommended to me by friends who had success using it. I trust Thorne to offer a safe & effective product and Amazon.com to provide me with ease of purchase, best prices and peace of mind regarding security of my payment information. Shipping is most often free, returns are never a hassle and my order history is always available for me to review.
My husband has stopped taking prescriptions, and has used this product for 2 years - and his cholesterol has been good. Good product.
Controls my cholesterol without statins
Reduced my LDL cholesterol from 151 to 103 in 2 months
My physician has been insisting for years now that I should reduce my cholesterol level. However, the medications he has tried on me all have the effect of causing muscle and joint pain, to the point where I lose sleep. So I refuse the medication. A friend recommended Choleast to me, and after some months on a regimen including Choleast my physician found my cholesterol to have dropped to almost an acceptable level (acceptable to him, that is), And I can sleep without any problem; the muscle and joint pain went away after I stopped the prescription medication.
Thorne makes high quality supplements. I take these instead of a prescription statin to control my cholesterol. Supplier got these to me in 2 days. Excellent!
As someone who is severely allergic to dairy, I found out the hard way that all, yes ALL, pharmaceutical cholesterol meds are made with dairy. In desperation I turned to this product. And, the amazing thing was the results. In 12 weeks my cholesterol dropped by 125 points and my triglycerides by 150 points. I did not change my diet, my exercise routine or anything else so I attribute the amazing results to Choleast. If you cannot tolerate prescription cholesterol meds or want to get away from the unpleasant side effects, I recommend this product highly.
I started taking this product as recommended by my dietician after my blood work showed my cholesterol was high. My levels have gone down 33 point overall in one month and 30 points for my bad cholesterol. I am on no drugs.
Good for your body if you have high cholesterol, natural supplement is always better than medication. I got this for my friend and I have been reordering for her for the past 3 years.
Since I started going to my current physician, my checkups have been a dreary litany of nagging about my (in and out of borderline high) cholesterol. I believe statin drugs can be extremely dangerous and that they are prescribed far too often. Seeking other ways to shut my doctor up, I have improved my diet, drunk pomegranate juice, taken various alternative over the counter medications that have purported to lower cholesterol, stayed active, and drunk Cardio Cocktail. Several of these treatments had beneficial effects on me, but none of them lowered my LDL. A friend recommended Thorne Choleast to me. I am taking two capsules daily, and in the past two months, my cholesterol has gone from 262 to 205. Give it a try! (Do be aware that red yeast rice does contain some natural components similar to statins, and you may want to request a liver test while taking it.)
My internist was unhappy with my overall cholesterol level and concerned about my low HDL. During the past three years he has prescribed various prescription cholesterol medications for me, which I did not tolerate well. Side effects ranged from muscle pain, liver damage, and memory loss. So of course I just stopped taking the prescription meds, which always upsets my doctor at checkup times. I discovered red yeast rice through online research, and then learned online that not all companies marketing this product are the same. The Thorne Choleast brand showed up online as the most recommended, so I thought I'd give it a try. I took one Choleast capsule a day for the past three months, then had more lab work. The results were amazing - my overall cholesterol dropped and my HDL (the good cholesterol) went up. This is the first time in 3 years that my lab work was improved. My doctor was very pleased because he thinks I am finally taking the medication he prescribed. I am happy because I feel better and have not experienced any ill side effects. I am going to keep taking Choleast and definitely reorder when my bottle is empty. It's less expensive than the prescription drugs and works 100 times better for me. The bottle says to take 2-4 daily, but I only take 1 after lunch. So if you are struggling with prescription cholesterol medicines, you should give this a try. Hopefully it would work for you too.
helped drop my cholesterol 45 points in 3 months without having to take lipitor, which is fine by me thanks
This product has lowered my cholesterol by 120 ......amazing
This works very well for me and the shipping and packaging were perfect. I lowered my cholesterol significantly with Red Yeast Rice and I feel confident in this brand.
i have been buying the choleast (red yeast rice) for my son, who has familial elevated cholesterol level per blood test he has to undergo for his job annual physical exams. staying way from eating known high cholesterol containing foods did not lower his cholesterol level. i advised my son to add choleast (red yeast rice), together with his self imposed low cholesterol diet, which he followed. the result was achieving a cholesterol level within normal range.
Keeps my overall cholesterol in check and really lowered my triglycerides.
I'm small, slender, and had been on a Paleo diet for two years--meat and veggies, very low carb, or, as a cardiologist called it, my "high lamb diet." I was also actively doing vigorous exercise. Bizarrely, over the course of several months, my cholesterol started to shoot up...to 357 with terrible ratios. Scary. While waiting to get in to see that cardiologist I put myself on this product and it has been exceptional. I've also reduced my high meat diet to include more fish. Three months later my overall cholesterol is 209 with perfect ratios--my doc isn't worried at all. I'm 5' tall, weigh 107, and take 4 caps. Some reviewers have mentioned muscle aches, like with big pharma statins. I find I get muscle aches from all kinds of supplements if my dosing is too high. I found my sweet spot with this supplement.
I ordered this for my husband, and his cholesterol is now normal... AWESOME product.
I took Thorne Choleast for about two years at the recommendation of my chiropractor. I'm pre-diabetic and need to be careful about my lipids. Results while on Choleast were really good with cholesterol at 176, HDL 60, LDL 96, triglycerides at 101, and Cholesterol/HDL ratio of 2.9. Then for the past 3 months I went off the Choleast to see what would happen: Results were the cholesterol elevated to 200, HDL and LDL stayed about the same, triglycerides up to 255, and Chol/HDL ratio rose to 3.8 (it should be 3.1 or less). I formerly took 2 capsules of Choleast containing a total of 1.2 g per day. I'm now back on this Choleast dosage.
We don't take DRUGS at our house...by that I mean prescription pharmaceuticals. We do rely on vitamins, minerals, whole foods and supplements. I had elevated cholesterol levels; After learning that the first big statin drug was nothing more than an extract of red yeast rice, I decided to try this. THORNE RESEARCH has such a good reputation, I felt I couldn't go wrong. Even though this is 'natural', it's still essentially a statin drug, so we take ubiquinol along with it (C0Q10 for folks over 40)--- the combination of the two has effectively lowered my cholesterol levels and I have NO ISSUES with muscle pain. THANK YOU THORNE and SETAF, and THANK YOU AMAZON!
Took 2 @ bedtime every night. My cholesterol went down!
I have been keeping my cholesterol down with this product for years!
It's keeping my cholesterol levels down along with Krill Oil so I don't have to take statins.
Works really well to keep cholesterol down.
This product lowered my cholesterol reading by 60. I am unable to take the statin or niacin pills, so this gave me another choice.
Helps to reduce my cholesterol numbers so I love it!
My cholesterol dropped from 290 to 219 in less than 3 months taking 1 twice daily. And I felt no side affects.
Good product. Great service. Have used before and would use and order again. Very pleased with this product and has helped my cholesterol quite a bit.
After taking this product for two months, my cholesterol dropped from 259 to 175 which is better than it's been for thirty years. Just as beneficial was the drop in triglycerides from 270 to 95. The only other change I made was to take fish oil capsules, too. I didn't change my diet. I'm a customer for life, literally.
I have used Thorne Choleast for several years, under the guidance of my naturopathic doctor & with the approval of my Primary Care Physician. However, I experienced a stroke late April 2013, and recently my cholesterol has changed. Much to my chagrin, my PCP instructs me that I must begin a regimen of a statin drug. I now have 3 unopened bottles of the Thorne Choleast & wonder if they are returnable ??
Excellent product to lower your cholesterol naturally.
I am 60 yr old man whose total cholesterol and LDL has been inching up each year. In December '09 it was 206 and LDL 134. My chiropractor/kinesiologist put me on Choleast the beginning of June. I've taken one a day (600mg of red rice yeast) and in two months my total went down to 192 and LDL to 112. And my HDL rose from 58 to 66. My triglycerides went down from 71 to 68. My doc said I could keep taking Choleast. He said it has worked for some of his other patients. I could tell he was pleased with the results as he read them over the phone to me. I also take one capsule of Omega 3 and flush-free Niacinamide. I have no side effects from Choleast.
This has naturally reduced my cholesterol for years. Both my husband and I use it and combined with our healthy diet have enabled us to stay off of any cholesterol medication for years. At 60+ it is a good thing to say we are med free. In researching this brand has the highest components of natural supplements to do the job effectively.
Reduces cholesterol, great product. A bit pricey
Been taking these almost a year. They've reduced my cholesterol by approx. 20 pts.
I bought this supplements after huge research on which one was the best. Don't have a high Cholesterol #'s but the bad one was in the low 90's last April and I don't take any medications. Certainly found Thorne brand the best one in the market with great reviews. I started using the supplement almost a month ago, feeling good, also bought one for my sister who has Cholesterol issues and she is looking forward to her next test to see the difference. I will provide an update on our experience next month.
Didn't change my eating habits , because, as a general rule, I do eat healthy to begin with. Olive oils, fish, fruits, oatmeal, etc. Plus I walk 5 miles/day. My cholesterol still creeped upwards, and my doctor was going to put me on statins. I asked for one more chance to do this without statins and started taking Choleast. Dropped total cholesterol from 297 to 267 in 3 months. LDL dropped from 197 to 183. Triglycerides stayed the same. I only took 1 pill a day (it says "Serving Size: 1 capsule"), but doesn't say how many to take. Re-reading some reviews here, I will up my dosage to 2-3 pills a day and update my review. I do have joint pain, I see that's a side effect lots of people mention, but I'd rather ache a little than have a stroke or heart attack. This works, where diet and exercise alone did not
good value like the subscription feature
It really works to lower cholesterol.
Red Yeast Rice is the WHOLE herb from which one cholesterol lowering element is extracted and used in perscriptions to lower cholesterol. I like the idea of using the entire symphony of elements in their natural state in their whole form.
I have been using Choleast for 3 years. Perscribed by my Dr. for regulating my cholesterol. It has been great. I would highly recommend this product.
My naturopathic doctor recommended this product for high cholesterol and I've been using it with great results. I really learned how well it works when I lowered the dosage to save money and my the "bad" numbers went up again. I'm grateful to companies like Thorne for the products they make to help those who want to be hands on and involved in decisions about their health care.
Great product & has kept my cholesterol down for years. It was prescribed to me by my naturopathic physician..
This helped drop my cholesterol dramatically. Also have used this for a number of years. Some people can't take Red Rice Yeast. my husband was one of them. He had a sensitivity to it.
My doctor wanted to put me on meds. I tried these and my cholesterol really came down. Will continue using them.
I wanted to go off Lipitor because of side effects, but have had really high cholesterol problems in the past. After research I decided to try this. I just had my cholesterol checked by my doctor and it was good with NO SIDE EFFECTS!
I didn't want to take prescription statins. This product was recommended by a family member. I also took psyllium fiber. My total cholesterol went from 221 to 158 in 10 weeks. I am extremely happy. This is my second purchase.
Easy to swallow, no aftertaste, helps with cholesterol!! Does its job.
Used Thorne Choleast for 6 months now, took another cholesterol test, all readings are now back to normal (total dropped from 230 to 165). I recommend this product and have told several friends about the results. Try it, you will not be disappointed.
I have just begun taking this product, but I saw in reviews and in other medical publications that this is an excellent form of Red Yeast Rice. I have used other brands for several years to control my borderline unhealthy cholesterol. It does not leave an aftertaste as some of the others, and I don't have to take as much. Since it is a statin, even though it doesn't require a prescription, I want to take a product that is high quality. After I use it longer and get my lab work done, I'm hoping to rank it even higher. Also, I would love to find a lower price on it or find an occasional sale. I continue to use Choleast because it works for me. I also have recommended it to a friend who also saw a lowering of her cholesterol.
together with policosanol, choleast offers an alternative to the lipitors of the world. it seems to keep the cholesterol at bay - at least in my case.
I have used this product that my doctor recommended to lower my cholesterol. My total cholesterol is now 185 and before I started it was 260.
I've been taking Red Yeast Rice (brand name Choleast)which is recommended by my primary care physician for over two years. It has brought my total cholesterol down and greatly improved my hdl/ldl ratio more than Lipitor. Quite significantly more. There is a reason the FDA pulled this natural product off the market but was forced to re-allow it because of public outcry. Sort of makes you wonder who they work for - doesn't it?
Have been using this product for many years and it has kept my cholesterol in acceptable levels
Been using this for 4 months and my cholesterol is going down quickly. Both me and my Dr. are very happy!
Appears to have brought my cholesterol readings down to the good range. Doc recommended this even though he normally does not go with supplements. I've been taking this for around 3 years now as my readings were creeping up with age.
I am using this product, which was recommended by a doctor to lower my cholesterol in place of a prescribed statin.
Reasonably priced and has definitely lowered my cholesterol.
great fro my cholesterol
Has brought my cholesterol count down in conjunction with fish oil. I would highly recommend it as an alternative to the typical drugs with difficult side effects that are often prescribed.
My parents have been using this for about a year now and they are very happy with it. Choleast has helped naturlly lower their cholesterol. I've never had any trouble ordering it or with the shipment of it, I'm very satisfied!
I have been taking Choleast by Thorne Research for over 9 months. My cholesterol rating came down within a few months and I continue to take it to maintain a good level. Before this I was taking a statin to reduce my cholesterol, but now I am happy to just take this supplement and I am having even better results. I highly recommend this product.
It really works. I have had good success with this product. I would recommend this product if you have cholesterol problems.
Excellent product for lowering cholesterol level in lieu of taking statins.
I am a vegetarian of normal weight, but I still struggle to keep my cholesterol in check. My father died of a heart attack at age 67, so I am very concerned about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I did take Lipitor for a few months but dropped it after experiencing tingling in my hands and feet. My neurologist, who is an osteopath, recommended that I try red rice yeast in February after my LDL tested high (156) once again. I researched products and decided that Choleast seemed like a good choice. I have now taken three pills (two in the morning and one at lunch) for a little over three months and my HDL has gone up from 64 to 73, while my LDL has gone down from 156 to 121! My ratio went from 3.8 to 3.0. I am very happy with this. I may up my dose to two pills twice a day and try to space them out to morning and night to see if I can get that LDL number a little lower. But, all-in-all, I am very satisfied with this product and will continue to take it. (As of yet, I have not noticed any side effects.)
This was prescribed to me by my holistic doctor. After about 6 months, I went back for bloodwork, my cholesterol was down. So, like the idea of a natural solution that's very effective. Would highly recommend but with a doctor's supervision, of course.
Even with exercise, fish oil supplements, and a healthy diet I struggled to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol. My health care provider suggested trying a red yeast rice supplement, and after researching various products I chose Thorne. I take one capsule daily and I waited to write a review until I had lab tests to verify the effectiveness of the product. Two test results within the last year have indicated that my cholesterol level was lowered by 100 points. Best of all, the "bad" LDL levels were significantly reduced. I have recommended this product to friends and they have experienced similar positive results.
I started taking Choleast a year ago on the advice of my doctor, since I refused to take prescription meds to lower my cholesterol. I got tested after the first six months and my levels went down a little. I wasn't that impressed after my first test using this. However, I was just retested a few days ago after taking it for a year now, and just now got my results. And my levels went way down and are almost normal. I expected them to be higher as I couldn't exercise as much, and my diet has been not so great these past six months. Regardless, it is absolutely certain that taking Choleast is the reason my levels dropped so much. As I have been getting tested for several years now and experimenting with all sorts of exercise and dietary habits. This is the lowest my levels have been in years. Highly recommend this.
This non-prescription supplement brought my cholesterol numbers to a healthy level. My doctor told me that I would need medication to correct my numbers since diet and exercise didn't do enough. Decided to try Choleast after a Freind told me about their good experience with it. I have been using this product close to two years and have told acquaintances about it and they have reported how it delivered the same results for them.
A great product to use for helping control cholesterol in a non-chemical choice!!
Using this supplement along with Res Q brand Fish oil has made my cholesterol levels amazingly be within normal levels for past 2 yrs after tweaking my diet didn't change anything and exercise is already a consistent part of my routine. I had high cholesterol for yrs with HDL, LDL, & tris all bad too. Amazing effects!
I started taking Choleast a little over a month ago. My doctor just did a blood test and my LDL is DOWN 60 points! My good cholesterol is UP 8 points. My cholesterol has not been this good in over 10 years. This is the best product I have used in years. I can't recommend it highly enough. I am so happy I didn't have to take statin drugs. Thrilled!
Bloodwork shows that this does lower my cholesterol.
I took this under the advisement of my Naturopathic Doctor. This lowered my cholesterol, so I'm happy I don't have to go on cholesterol meds.
I've taken Choleast by Thorne for at least six years. My naturopathic doctor recommended it in lieu of a statin drug. My cholesterol has since been controlled by taking Choleast along with slow-release niacin. I have no plans for changing this regimen for keeping my cholesteral within normal limits.
Not all Red Yeast Rice is created equal. This is an excellent product and has been recommended by my Naturopathic Doctor to help lower cholesterol.
I've been taking Choleast by Thorne for at least five years. My cholesterol was 230. After taking one pill twice a day along with a Fish Oil Supplement, my cholesterol is 165. The ratio of LDL to HDL is now in the outstanding range. I get a blood test every year and the results are consistent. This is a great product for people who want to avoid the large pharma products. I've been getting this through Amazon for the least three years and the delivery, etc. has been good. If it works for the Chinese for the last 5,000 years, it's good enough for me. The Choleast forumulation with the CQ10 is an excellent product.
Doctor suggested this product in lieu of a statin. It successfully reduces cholesterol when taken consistently.
really helps me keep my cholesterol down
Definitely helps keep my cholesterol level down.
I have been using this poduct for years to control my cholesterol. It works without the bad side affects of a prescription drug. I did find it cheaper on well mart.com
I have been taking these for over a decade at the lowest dose and have had wonderful results: cholesterol down about 40 points, LDL down and HDL up, with no side effects.
I started to take this in November when my blood test showed my cholesterol went up to 215. This week I had another blood test and my cholesterol dropped to 173. I only took one pill per day after dinner and I did not notice any side effects. I am very pleased with this product and will continue to order.
Cuts cholesterol naturally.
My labs indicate that this is helping to keep my cholesterol numbers down.
This was recommended to me by a clinical nutritionist in a holistic practice. In about 3 months, it helped reduce my LDL or "bad cholesterol" by about 70! This remedy combines red yeast rice powder with coenzyme Q10. I did some research and found that this was one of the recommended alternative remedies by the Mayo Clinic. It showed up on their website.
I have genetic high cholesterol and need to keep it under strict control. I've tried several of the statin drugs; they're effective but I would always develop the muscle burning side effect. It really held me back from exercising as intensely as I wanted to and I hated that. I am currently taking 3 pills per day of Choleast on the recommendation of my acupuncturist and it is every bit as effective as the statins at lowering everything on my lipid profile including the stubborn LDL. As recommended, I started with 1 pill per day, ramped it up after a week, and so on. No muscle burning! Great product by an excellent company.
Quality product that I have used for years based on a doctor’s recommendation. Never had a cholesterol problem.
I am 43 yeas old female , recently I discovered that I have very high cholesterol my doctor put me on Crestor for 1 month It did not worked miracles for me but after using this product for 3 month I was very surprised to see my blood work, not even my total cholesterol went down but my good cholesterol mooved up in 3 point!!!
This product significantly lowered my cholesterol in a short three months with no side effects of prescription statins
My doctor wanted to put me on statins to lower cholesterol but I decided to give Choleast a try first. I took one pill a day and was re-tested in 6 months. My total cholesterol went from 261 to 223, and LDL went from 155 to 121. Diet and exercise stayed the same. It did give me mild heart palpitations and joint pain though so I'm not sure if I am going to continue taking it.
This rocks for control of cholesterol.
doctor recommended red rice yeast instead of prescription meds for high cholesterol. I've gone down 30 points in 6 months.
This is a great product without all of the horrible side affects of the prescription crap out there. I dropped 50 points on my bad cholesterol.
This product has been slowly dropping my cholesterol so it beats having to take prescription medication.
I tried this after it was recommended on Amazon. I'd just had my cholesterol taken and it was too high. Rather than using the doctor's meds, I tried this. The next blood test showed my cholesterol in the normal range. Then I stopped taking it for a while and my cholesterol went back up. I'm now taking it again. It includes the CoQ10, which I didn't even know was important to take with Red Yeast Rice at the start. This is a good blend.
My HDL (good cholesterol) has always been low - my doctor suggested trying Choleast and more exercise - in the past year my HDL increased 30% - this supplement works
good price and works very well. my husband's cholesterol has been great with using this, watching his diet and walking.
Coupled with a healthy diet, this definitely helps keep my cholesterol level down - would recommend it to anyone who has high cholesterol if they are willing to try to control it without using drugs.
Fast delivery and this product really works to lower your cholesterol. I went from 259 down to 162!!! I could not be happier. I am on the skinny side and was surprised when my cholesterol went up so high. I eat right and exercise. My doctor said it was due to my ethnicity.
Thorne's Choleast is a wonderful product! My cholesterol index improved dramatically from the year before I started taking it, to the next year when the doctor checked it again! He wanted to know what I had done to change it....I told him Red Yeast Rice or "Choleast" with Q10...from Thorne Research. He said he didn't think that would make a difference...well, I told him I had not changed much else, and he needed to start believing in what he saw in the tests in front of him! I am a medical professional myself, and I can tell you others who have had dramatic improvement in their cholesterol taking this medication!! And I only take one pill a day, others have been taking two...it really works!
I have been using this product with another supplement for over 5 years and got my cholesterol down completely. Still using it daily as maintenance.
Helps me keep my cholesterol down.
Thorne Research is a respected company. The red yeast rice doesn't upset my body in any way. Time will tell if it helps lower cholesterol.
I have been using this product for several years because traditional high cholesterol treatment didn't work. It lovered my cholesterol level quickly and I haven't had a high reading for a long time.
This has lowered my cholesterol to proper levels. Great product. I highly recommend.
Choleast has done a good job for me, my cholesterol (ldl) has drooped 50 piints and my overall # was 210 and after two months of using cholesast my overall # is 172
My cholesterol drooped 47 point my Dr. was impressed.
Haven't had my blood pulled lately to see if this product is effective for reducing your bad Cholesterol. I'll let you know. It does have a funky odor or taste when in the mouth.
In Dec 2011, I had a routine blood work done and I was flabbergasted when my doctor told me my total cholesterol was at 279. My LDL was @ a whopping 168, Triglycerides @ 148, and HDL @ 81. My doctor recommended (since I was still relatively young [41 yrs], I should try Red Yeast Rice supplements at 2400mg/day (two in the morning w/ breakfast and two at night w/ a light meal or snack). With a combination of careful dieting (virtually no exercise whatsoever), I took this religiously everyday as recommended.
Lowered my cholesterol.
I did not want to take a prescription drug statin for cholesterol. The negatives far outweighed the benefits. My Naturopath recommended Thorne Choleast. It didn't make a difference at first due to my negligence in taking less than he recommended. When I took dosage recommended by him, lo and behold, it brought my levels to normal. Two tablets twice a day did the trick without nasty side effects. Now I keep to the schedule. Thank you Dr. F.... and Thorne.
Have used this product for years. Combined with exercise it has kept my cholesterol level down nicely.
My cholesterol dropped 20 points in 3 months with just one per day. My doc said try 3/day. Looking forward to next blood draw to see those results. :)
This is a miracle capsule. My cholesterol dropped from 168 to 128 in 3 months. My doctor was shocked and taught I changed my diet drastically and worked out more, but I did not, I continued to eat the same food that I love especially lobster and shrimps. I just cant believe how powerful this capsule is. My doctor refused to put me on statin- he does not like the long term side effects that it may cause. I give so much credit to this veggie capsule, I started with 4 a day now 3 a day and will start cutting it to 2 per day. I also started brewing my own organic ginger tea and I drink 5 cups of a day, I put a green tea bag in my homemade brewed ginger tea and add honey and lemon. I think the combination of drinking organic tea, lemon, honey and Thorne Choleast was the key and I still eat a lot of seafood!
My doctor put me on Thorne Research - Choleast (red yeast rice)to control cholesterol. Apparently the active ingredient is levostatin but it comes naturally with other substances which mitigate the side effects often experienced with pure statins, e.g. muscle ache/weakness. Red yeast rice is not a controlled drug so different brands contain different quantities of active chemicals. My doc has found Choleast to work for his patients, he said.
Really helped drop my cholesterol down. My doctor was even super surprised at my latest blood work
Excellent product. It keeps my cholesterol where it should be.
I've been using Choleast for 5 months and recently had my lab work done. My total cholesterol dropped 34 points and my LDL dropped 21 points. I am very pleased.
Despite being a slim vegetarian who exercises regularly, my cholesterol was too high. I did not want to take statins because of the possible side effects. On my naturopathic physician's recommendation, and at the dosage she recommended, I started Thorne Research's CHOLEAST. It works! The reduction was quite dramatic, but because it is so potent and effective, this is a product that should be taken only under the supervision of a trained naturopathic physician. It has been used in the Orient for many years.
I run a high risk because of family history. I have been trying to reduce my cholesterol for YEARS, and cannot tolerate statins.I have tried them all. Fish oil didn't work for me either, even the high priced and prescription ones. This was my last resort. I have been taking it for one month and have lowered my cholesterol by 50 points!! And raised the good cholesterol! This has been a godsend. I am so happy to have found it.
Good product, I use for my cholesterol as well. This one was recommended by my Holistic doctor, because of its quality.
I refuse to take statins, but using red yeast rice has taken my cholesterol from 252 down to 190, and now down to 180 over a couple years. It's natural, but has some of the characteristics of statins, so it's a good idea to use Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ-10) with it.
My #s last physical with doc were impressive while taking this product! Total cholesterol was high 200s before, 140 now. :) yes it works
Cholesterol went down 30 points after 3 months!
I have been taking this product for the last 3 months, one capsule in the morning after breakfast and 1 after dinner. I also took it along with a PQQ Complex with CoQ10 capsule. My cholesterol went down 57 points! I'm so happy as now I don't have to go on a prescription medicine. I have read in the reviews that it was also a good idea to take this product with fish oil too but I didn't want to swallow the gigantic capsule or drink the disgusting liquid oil. So now I know that wasn't needed and the PQQ Complex with CoQ10 might or might not have been useful but it is also suppose to help replenish brain cells so it's a win win either way for me and my results were fantastic!
A year ago my doc, knowing I didn't want to go back on a statin, suggested I try Red Yeast Rice. I started taking it just over a year ago. At the time my cholesterol was around 220. When my labs were done last month, my cholesterol was down to 190 ! My doc was just as pleased as I was. My husband started taking it in place of his statin several months after I did and his came down to 180. We both plan to keep taking it.
It is exactly what I buy in Super Supplements, but lower price with fast delivery. Recommended by my doctor to lower cholesterol.
Used before, helps with cholesterol.
Jarrow's Red Yeast Rice + CoQ10 has lowered both my parents blood pressure and cholesterol levels after a few weeks of use (no diet or exercise involved!) and now they are both OFF of prescription heart medication and their side effects (physical and financial). Definitely recommended. A+
It is difficult to review a supplement as it takes time to observe the desired effect one is looking for. As I have not had me cholesterol checked yet I can not say whether this product does what it claims to do. However, that being said, the side effects that I experienced from the simvastatin that I was taking has decreased considerably.
The red rice yeast has worked wonders to lower my husband's cholesterol without the need for prescription medication.
I have been taken it for about 1-1.5 years along with fish oil capsules from Costco. My cholesterol has gone from 293 to 192 when I checked about 4 months ago. I didn't really exercise much but I tried to eat a little healthier as well. I would say it worked pretty well
This was suggested to my husband by the nurse practitioner in our family doc's office...now my husband's cholesterol is back to within normal levels!
Second time ordering this brand. So far so good. Hopefully it will help bring my husbands cholesterol levels down.
Works well my bad cholesterol dropped.
Like many others I did not want to start a statin for my cholesterol. My total cholesterol was only slightly out of range at 247, and my doctor suggested Red Yeast Rice. After much research (and since I'm in the medical field I am very critical of much of what I read), I decided "what the heck?" and ordered. I have had very little adverse effects - occasional leg cramps which I can also attribute to dehydration. The numbers tell the story: June 2016, total cholesterol 247, HDL 43, triglycerides 231 and LDL 158. I started taking red yeast rice in August 2016. Two weeks ago, after 3 months of red yeast rice: total cholesterol 175, HDL 48, triglycerides 77 (!!!!!), and LDL 112. Time to order another bottle!
After two months, my LDL was down into normal zone and my HDL (good cholesterol) was off the charts good. Doc said he takes two statins to get in this range.
So far I'm liking this product, will find out results in next blood test
I've dealt with cholesterol issues for years. I took prescribed medications for a long while but noticed the side effects that you are cautioned to watch for began to show up with me. I actually stopped the prescriptions and started taking Red Yeast Rice. My numbers are still near what they were when I was on the meds. I really like this product because it has some of the highest percentages of Red Yeast Rice that I have found. It is not a product for immediate overnight results but it does have great long term effectiveness. I don't intend to ever go back to the meds. I will stick with the Red Yeast Rice because it has absolutely NO SIDE EFFECTS and is totally safe to take. Jarrow's has such a positive reputation and they totally stand behind their products. I received this product at a discount for an honest review but assure you this is one of the best I've ever tried.
This product is great...lowers cholesterol and maintains it there...been using this for years and extremely happy with it and will continue using it.
I've been struggling with my cholesterol for the last year. After trying a couple of different statins with no luck I decided to give this stuff a try. I can't believe how well it works. I've been taking it for the last 6 months and it's help me lower my cholesterol by 55 points! It's now in the normal range...no statins for me🤗😍
I am taking this product daily. I will see soon if it works.
No noticeable negative side-effects so far. Haven't yet discovered if it will actually reduce cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol was at 214, despite good weight range and low BMI. Doctor said to return for a recheck in six months. Trying to avoid meds at all costs. Researched supplements and chose red rice yeast. Take two capsules daily, zero side effects, and just got back my six-month results of 179, 20 points under <=199 limit. Very happy with this product and will continue to use it!
will not find this brand (which works great for cholesterol) at a better price!
My primary care physician recommended I take this supplement to help with my borderline high cholesterol. I wasn't familiar with this brand before this product but it seems fine. I take 2 capsules a day (recommended dose) and haven't noticed any side effects. Doesn't upset my stomach or give me a weird after taste.
I take 2 of these a day to lower my LDL cholesterol levels and they have done just that. I've used them for 6 month periods of time over the last several years whenever my cholesterol creeps up again.
First-time purchase. Looking forward to seeing if this supplement helps lower my cholesterol.
It's lowered my cholesterol and it's natural. No side effects reported by me!!
I purchased based upon a recommendation of a friend who had positive results in lowering cholesterol.
Having just found out that my cholesterol is a bit too high, I was eager to try these out. Thus far they have been easy to take with no unpleasant side effects and my cholesterol seems to have stabilized back into a more normal range again. I can't say it's solely because of these supplements as I have also employed some healthier diet and exercise choices but it certainly hasn't hurt me! I have found Jarrow to be a reputable manufacturer of supplements and their prices are usually quite fair. Quality is consistent and superior to many higher cost brands.
I have high cholesterol (hereditary according to my doctor) and I do take medication. Because of this, I've been adding CoQ10. I've also taken red yeast rice and anything that supposedly lowers cholesterol. I'm not sure if any of these solutions work. I am still on cholesterol medication and although my levels are in the normal range, who knows if it is a result of my prescription medication or the supplements? Whatever the case, this product is convenient because it provides both CoQ10 and red yeast in one pill.
Taking 2 of these daily lowered my cholesterol from 280 to 202 in 4 months. Have tried other brands that didn't work. Will only use these now.
Great for your cholesterol! Instead of taking a pharcuticaltry this. Check with your doctor - try it for three months and have your blood tested as I did. I have been off Lipitor for years and my cholesterol is doing well.
This red yeast rice with Co-Q10 is a great combination, I feel like it has really worked well for me, my resting blood pressure was always around 120/80 at home, it's now been around 110/75, as you can see, I've had a drop of about 10 on the systolic number and about five on the diastolic number, it's very inexpensive when compared to traditional pharmaceuticals and the best part is it's all natural and made in the USA. Works well and made in the USA. I have recommended it to a few of my friends that have borderline blood pressure and cholesterol. I haven't had a chance to go back and get my blood test to see how my cholesterol is but it's worth it alone for the blood pressure for me and I'm hoping for the best on the cholesterol, I will update when I get a chance to get another blood test. If you feel that this review has been helpful or have any questions please click or ask below. Thanks
Probably the best quality red yeast rice I have ever taken. Consult your doctor on whether this is for you. Taken consistently, it absolutely can help lower your "bad" cholesterol.
My cholesterol was high but I refuse to take a Statin! There are so many side effects to Statins and new ones are being discovered all the time. They can cause diabetes and cancer in some people. Muscle aches etc.
It's difficult to rate this product at this time since I've been taking it for the purpose of lowering my cholesterol, and I'm not sure how long it will take to show a significant difference. I can get my cholesterol checked only twice a year. I'm counting on it to work though, since I don't want to take a statin drug.
Good quality, fast shipping, will test blood in 3 months to see if it has any effect on Total Cholesterol levels, :) Will further update then
My ND prescribed this and it working to reduce my cholesterol.
Great product, my cholesterol was bad and after using this it was better. Have used it for years but my store ran out. This was probably cheaper.
I use this product recommended by my doctor instead of cholesterol lowing meds. My count went down by 100, no side effects.
The Red Yeast Rine together with the Kyolic garlic Formula 104 provide modest improvement in m cholesterol numbers. It's good fo those of who cannot tolerate statins.
My doc put me on this stuff for cholesterol control. I did much research and found this brand/dose to be the best for my needs. Pure and simple. No garbage. Priced right.
I can't take statins but this works to help lower my cholesterol, highly recommended.
This has naturally lowered my bad cholesterol. I have been taking this for over 2 years.
My husband has a borderline cholesterol problem, and he's been trying to deal with it without taking prescription meds. Several weeks of taking this Jarrow formulation seem to have made a difference; his blood profile came back several points better (and that's with no other changes in his diet.)
I have had bad side effects with prescription meds for my cholesterol. I take one Red Yeast tablet a day and my cholesterol level is better - not perfect but better.
After taking this for three months, my cholesterol was back to normal! Worked great for me!
I use quite a few Jarrow products and figured I would give this a shot based on other reviews. My cholesterol wasn't bad but it could have been better. This raised my good cholesterol and lowered my bad cholesterol in just a few short weeks along with some dietary changes. Even my doctor was impressed. For the price, give it a try.
I've had high cholesterol for years. There are so many bad side effects from statins. I read an article about Red Rice Yeast being a natural statin and how the Pharmaceutical companies had it banned for sale in the US back in the 70s. I started using it two years ago and it really works. After 30 days taking two tablets a day my ratings got better and the doctor couldn't believe the difference. I recently recommended this to a friend; he called me and told me he has never had such good readings. I highly recommend this product.
Lowered cholesterol from 237 to 160 in a month and half.
Excellent product - it helps me keep my cholesterol at good levels! love it!
I was diagnosed with high cholesterol several years ago and did not want to take any prescription statins. The side effects are the worst, Literally. I started taking this product and within six months it came down dramatically. Would definitely recommend this product. Great price too.
My heart doctor wants me to take these for one month to see if they help my cholesterol go down.He would like to avoid prescribing a ""statin"! Guess I'll have to update the review at some point after the bloodwork!
My wife had elevated cholesterol even when taking statin. She did not like the side effects of the statin, so her doctor recommended red rice yeast. She took this for about a month and had another blood test. Her cholesterol was way down in the good range around 170. This was from just one capsule per day. I started taking it as well. No detect d side fee to from this so far.
I love the quality of this product. The packaging, container and capsules looks good and very high quality. Will report back in 3 months after my cholesterol test results if this is effective in lowering my total cholesterol.
Taking these supplements has helped bring my cholesterol down a significant amount.
Great product to reduce cholesterol
Excellent ingredients. I purchased to help lower my cholesterol, based on many reviews. Too early to tell yet. No side effects noted.Update. I just had my lab tests results. This product really helped to lower my cholesterol levels!! Dr. was pleased. I will stay on it too!
I am so excited! I've had high cholesterol for two decades. It's been creeping up, and when my latest test came back at 288, I knew it was time to do something. I'm 56, very healthy, eat lots of salmon, oatmeal, and salad, hike several times a week. Nothing helped. Then a friend at work told me about RYR and COQ10. My doctor said ok to try it out...after three months my cholesterol went down to 219! I'm still amazed and soooo pleased! I feel like this will add years to my life. I highly recommend trying this product!
This is amazing. I had used Cholest Off for a couple of years and it kept my cholesterol just under 200. Now I only use Red Yeast Rice and a niacin tablet twice a week. After three months it was 144. It has been just over a year now and I will find out in August if the results are the same.
Will see if it lowers my cholesterol but fast delivery
My wife has been taking this for 6 months and her total cholesterol has gone from 250 to 180.
I highly recommend this if you have high cholesterol and don't want to take regular statin drugs. This brought my cholesterol way down and I'm very happy with it. Take one in the morning, and one in the evening. Amazon as the best price on this.
Taking this for a year lowered my cholesterol 40 points.
I take this for my cholesterol and it does a good job.
The only brand I have tried that made a significant impact on my cholesterol numbers
I have been taking this product for approximately 8 months. I have not had any side effects and my lipid profile has improved. Total cholesterol went from 220 to 181. My primary care physician was in agreement with taking the product on a trial basis.
This stuff works. I had bloodwork done in October of last year and my cholesterol was 254. After taking red yeast rice and fish oil for six months, my cholesterol dropped to 177 in April. The Co-q10 is a good addition and this is an awesome supplement to have in your regimen if you've got high cholesterol or triglycerides.
I really do see results in my lab work with this supplement! I open the gel cap and pour into a smoothie each morning and my lipid panel is always good now that I take this regularly! I don't want to have to take meds for cholesterol so I'm taking this.
A friend of mine had cholesterol of 345. She had adverse reactions to every prescription drug, so an alternative had to be sought. She did the research and started using the Red Yeast Rice. After 3 months, the cholesterol went from 345 to 245. Another 4 months later, an additional reduction down to 225. My husband and I started taking it (1200mg) twice a day. Our cholesterol hasn't been tested yet, but I can't handle the prescriptions either. So, I am optimistic that this will help based upon real results with my friend.
My blood test showed my LDL cholesterol and triglycerides too high, my HDL cholesterol too low, despite daily exercise and a healthy lifestyle. I tried several other red yeast rice supplements with CoQ10. NOTHING worked well EXCEPT this product. After 4 months of taking the Jarrow Formula, my blood test showed that my LDL and triglycerides were in the normal range, and my HDL was almost into the healthy range. What a relief! Have shopped around but the best prices for this product are on Amazon.
was taking it for about a month when my cholesterol was checked it dropped 20%, and i did not feel any side effects of muscle cramping, will be buying more, happy w/ my purchase
When my cholesterol test showed it was a little high I bought this. Withing 2 months, it was completely normal, without changing what I eat. I love that it has the CoQ10 in it, which you are supposed to take with Red Yeast Rice. I have highly recommended this product to friends and I continue to take it.
Found this on here cheaper than other places. It does seem to help with cholesterol and the CoQ10 is an added plus.
Since college, my cholesterol has been 200+. Last year, it reached 225 and that was it. I asked my doctor about going on cholesterol medication, but he asked me to give supplements a chance for at least a year to see if they helped. I started with niacin and krill oil and added this red yeast rice about six months ago. All I know is ... it really, really works. I had a wellness exam last week at work that included a lipid profile: Total cholesterol = 183; triglycerides = 75 (should be under 150); HDL = 93 (should be over 40); LDL = 75 (should be under 130). The cholesterol drop alone is 40+ points. Very, VERY happy with this purchase.
Red Yeast Rice has been shown to lower bad cholesterol and CoQ10 (which this supplement also includes) is supposed to promote cardiac health. So this seems like a good combination if you've got genetically high or diet-related high cholesterol or are at risk for cardiac issues. I've been taking it for a few weeks now and have not noticed any negative side effects. Jarrow says they closely monitor the fermentation process to avoid high levels of citranin (which can be present in Red Yeast Rice and can be toxic). Check with your doctor first, but to me this was a nice alternative to the prescription statin drugs.
I have been taking this Red Yeast Rice (2 at bedtime) product along with Vitacost Mega EFA fish oil Capsule (4 Fish oil daily 2 morning and 2 bedtime) since 09/2017. I received my lab work back today 03/08/18 and my Total cholesterol is down from 249 to 189 THAT’S 60 POINTS. Triglycerides down from 42 to 35 . LDL down from 171 to 117 and my HDL is now @ 65 from 70. This product is phenomenal this would always be my first option versus doctors prescription medicine. This product is a natural Statin drug anytime you take statins CoQ 10 is a must this product has it all in one!!!!
This is perfect. I've used red yeast rice caps for some time now, and I can say that it definitely works. Both my brother and I have seen improvements in high cholesterol counts with the help of red yeast rice and avoiding the use of pharmaceutical medications generally prescribed to lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure. This is the first one I've tried that includes CoQ10 in the mix, though I had been taking it separately for some time now. I've used Jarrow products for a few years and have come to trust the quality of their products. Recommended.
Dependably good product that works on high cholesterol, in my experience.
Lowered my cholesterol 70 points in 6 weeks!
I was on Statins and quit then started Jarrow Red Yeast Rice. I then had blood work done about 4 months later, and my HDL, LDL were fine. Jarrow added Co-Q10 which is depleted when you take Statins or Red Yeast rice. This also has no Citrinin which is not healthy. I compared other products and this seems to be the best formula.
Because I was considered "at risk" my doctor told me I could no longer postpone taking a prescription statin, which I tried in very low dose but still felt some side effects. So I convinced him to let me take Red yeast rice instead. My cholesterol is getting lower, and I use the Jarrow brand which I have always trusted both for quality and dosage of ingredients . However it is important to know that Red Yeast Rice is a supplement but also a drug . One of its most important ingredients i monacolin K. It's also known as lovastatin, the active ingredient in the prescription drug Mevacor., so it has to be taken with the same attention given to a regular statin.
I did notice my cholesterol level was lower after taking this for 2 months. Yay ! I would recommend this. It is similar to prescription Lovastatin but I did not have any side effects.
Cholesterol was 271 and since taking the Jarrow red yeast rice about 9 months ago, my cholesterol is now 236. Very satisfied. I have passed this product on to others with high cholesterol .
Good for lowering cholesterol.
I tried the Costco brand of Red Yeast Rice and it didn't lower my cholesterol at all. I then tried this Jarrow brand and had my blood work done 6 months later. Amazing.....it dropped my LDL, bad cholesterol, 50 points to within the normal range and 57 points on overall cholesterol. The HDL stayed the same (the good cholesterol). I've recommended this product to my 3 adult children who all have high cholesterol. We'll see in 6 months how it works for them.
bought my sons cholesterol level down
This supplement, combined with healthy eating has brought my husband's cholesterol down about 50 points. Good stuff. no side effects noticed. He takes it once a day.
I would purchase this product from a local vitamin shop I was paying almost triple the amount and price. This is a great product it helps to lower your your cholesterol I highly recommend it. And this is a great price
I started using this product 8 months ago on the advice of my doctor. My cholesterol had risen to 260. After taking one capsule in am and another before bed, my cholesterol dropped to 240 after 2 months and now is at 199. I am amazed that something over the counter without a prescription could make such a difference. I chose a product with CoQ10 because I read it is good for your heart. I am so pleased and will keep taking this the rest of my llife.
My cholesterol on Dec 19, 2017, was tested at 265. I went home, ordered this stuff and started taking it as labeled until my next cholesterol check. On Jan 29, 2018, my cholesterol was at 176! Yes, tested at work wellness event first and at my doctor's office for the second, so maybe the first was an incompetent provider. Those wellness checks are BS, in my mind. Anyway, my previous check at the doctor's office, Jan 31, 2017, was 246. I know for a fact that I didn't change anything else during that month between tests. I will continue to take this, but probably drop the dose a bit.
Easy to swallow, easy on digestion, no noticeable side effects. Seems to lower overall cholesterol levels.
Was purchasing a similar product at a health food store for about $32 per bottle. This product has helped me lower my cholesterol. Very pleased.
I had a cholesterol level around 210. My doctor had originally put me on 2000 mg of fish oil. I tried this for 2 years. A year later my cholestrol went down 5 points. The following year it went up 2 to 207! My doc then decided to put me on red yeast rice in addition to the fish oil. One year later and my cholesterol went down to 185! I am no longer in the "danger zone" (normal range is 100-199) and I will continue taking it for the rest of my life! And when I say that, I mean THIS BRAND! I had done research and read numerous comments on various websites and Jarrow Formulas had the best reviews. Well worth the little extra money.
Recommend by a friend to lower cholesterol. Started to take them 1 year ago. Cholesterol was 210, after first 6 months it was 160, next 6 months went down to 156. Take one with breakfast and one with dinner.
My physician could not believe the difference in my cholesterol levels in 90 days. It dropped 60 points! BUT, I had to stop taking it because of severe leg cramps. The product is fairly priced; dosage is two per day.
Started taking this in November after my last blood test. My doctor said if my cholesterol did not improve by the time of my next blood test, I was going to be put on cholesterol-lowering medication. I just had another blood test and my total cholesterol dropped 30 points and the LDL, etc., went into range, so my doctor wanted to know what I was doing. After telling her I was taking RYR with CoQ10 and omega 3's, and balancing the diet with adding more greens and dropping the sugar, etc.; she told me to keep doing what I am doing because it is working!
This product is great and works well, thought my own research and own experience and opinion works as good as some prescription medications for lowering LDL cholesterol. With the coq10 already mixed in with the red yeast rice takes out the need to worry about taking an additional supplement required to be taken with any staten drug or supplement.
Its does help do lower the cholesterol as long as you use it, but once you don't use it, you cholesterol still goes up, Its a solution as long as you use it.
Have been using this for a couple of years and have lowered my cholesterol level by 25 point. If you have high levels give this a try.
I took Jarrows Formulas red yeast rice for 1 month and my cholesterol went down. I would recommend it.
Really helped to reduce cholesterol.
My doctor wanted to put me on meds to lower my cholesterol from my 197 LDL reading. He said I should eat oatmeal 6 days a week and take Red Yeast Rice tablets. He didn't give me any more information about the Red Yeast Rice so I researched it on the internet and found this product which was highly rated. Six months of oatmeal and red yeast rice and my LDL is 130. He was shocked by my progress. I hope it's even lower when I see him in a few months.
...for me it works. Several years ago I read up on the positive effect of Red Yeast Rice. I had known about the benefits of taking Co-Q10 for a while. I was thrilled to get both of these hearth healthy supplements in one formulation. I don't know about you, but the fewer pill I have to take, the happier I am. I've been taking RYR for a while and most recently this Jarrow supplement, and tests show that my bad cholesterol has indeed dropped with no other major dietary changes. My blood pressure has lowered as well from some previously borderline levels. For heart health and cholesterol maintenance, I don't think you can find a better combo than RYR and Co-Q10. Jarrow puts them in an one easy (well 2 to a serving) capsule. Pricing is competitive as well.
This, along with CholesterOff, has brought down my total cholesterol level from border-line high, into a normal range.
My Mother's doctor told her that she either had to take the Red Yeast Rice or take a statin drug. Well, the Red Yeast Rice was a no brainer. In less than 3 months, her cholesterol went from 197 to 140, and her LDL from 135 to 88. Her HDL is still only 29 (should be 40-59), but we are moving in the right direction. Yes, the statin drug would be covered by insurance, but at least she doesn't have any side affects.
This product works as well as statin drugs without any of the side affects or long term serious health problems generated by statin drugs. They allow me to keep my cholesterol at 200 to 220 which is a totally acceptable level to doctors who really understand what cholesterol does for your body. But not acceptable to the run of the mill doctor who does not understand it and only mimics what the drug companies tell him/her.
my wife is using this to help with her cholesterol. It was down at last check up. not sure if it is the red yeast or something else
so far so good. I took it for a week and then got a free bio metric screening done and my total cholesterol was down to 189 from 230 three weeks prior....I just don't like the CA label on it about the cancer stuff....scares me a little but then I saw it a sprouts which is a farmers market store...Lets see what happens in a few months and Ill report my findings.
Many people are turning to Red Yeast Rice for cholesterol control as an alternative to statin drugs. A clinical trial I found online by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine states that, "Red yeast rice and therapeutic lifestyle change decrease LDL cholesterol level without increasing CPK [creatinine phosphokinase] or pain levels and may be a treatment option for dyslipidemic patients who cannot tolerate statin therapy." (Ann Intern Med. 2009 Jun 16;150(12):830-9, W147-9.) That's some promising research.
My naturopath put me on red yeast rice, along with a plant sterol protein powder. I take two pills of the red yeast rice per day. I dont recommend people taking it without medical advice so please ask your doc. My total cholesterol, which had never been under 230 even at my most fit, went from 245 to 148 in four months, with no side effects.
I have been taking Jarrow Formulas Red Yeast Rice w/CoQ10 for some time. Before taking it, my cholesterol was way high and my doctor wanted to put me on a statin. I declined and started taking this product. The next time I went in, my cholesterol was normal and have been taking it ever since.
My doctor suggested I take this to help with my hereditary cholesterol problems. My good cholesterol had gone up and my bad cholesterol level had decreased significantly thus not needing to go on a prescription when I had my 3 month check up labs. Highly recommend this to those with high cholesterol.
Great value. My cholesterol improved with use of this product.
Using for my high cholesterol ... will see what my next blood tests results indicate
I'm amazed with my results! Since 1980's my cholesterol was 210s. Between 2008-2016 it has ranged between 259-288, my doctor has prescribed Statins which I never took. Over the years I have tried many different herbs, remedies, ACV and etc. Nothing else made a difference until I tried this. I used it for 6 months before I had my lipids tested. I know cholesterol isn't the only one that matters, but all 6 of the panels are vastly improved. I hope you have the same type of results.
My cholesterol went down from 280 to 220. my doctor told me to keep taking it. it is either this or static, which is the same but not off shelve and in higher dose.
My cholesterol has plummeted since taking this regularly with niacin at the recommendation of my ANP. It was a Godsend since I could not tolerate any of the prescription drugs for that purpose.
I was only sent a single 120 count bottle of Jarrow's Red Yeast Rice, and once the bottle was empty, I can't say that I noticed any positive or negative effects at all. My cholesterol has always been very good, probably since I eat two cups of plain oatmeal for lunch every day. However, a friend of mine at work has been taking this same brand for the last couple of months and she has benefited greatly. I won't go too much into it, because then I'll be giving you someone else's review, but it's amazing how much better she's been doing health-wise since taking it. Her cholesterol has dropped immensely, and paired up with better eating habits and regular exercise, I can see how this will help you out big time if you need it.
EVERY prescription statin medication currently on the market are ALL derived from RED YEAST RICE. RED YEAST RICE is very highly regarded in both India (ayurvedic medicine) and in Asian countries (Traditional Chinese Medicine) for having the ability to stabilize and improve blood cholesterol. HOWEVER, RED YEAST RICE is so well known for causing both liver (and kidney) damage (when not properly fermented) that it is NEVER used for any extended duration and it is almost always given with liver support herbs such as milk thistle or dandelion or ginger or turmeric or should be taken with a good liver support anti-oxidant such as alpha lipoic acid.
Excellent product. Helps to keep my cholesterol in range. I started taking this product when my LDL was out of range (HDL was in range). Within three months, I was back in range. After six months, I'm completely in the middle of range. Also bought this for a friend because I like the Jarrow brand so well. She had similar results.
Really reduced cholesterol.
My husband has been taking this product for a year. He hasn't had bloodwork yet to know if this product has reduced his cholesterol.
I've used this brand in the past and it is a quality product. Helps me to maintain good numbers for cholesterol levels as well as supplying the needed CoQ10, which is a healthy supplement anyway.
What a great Red Yeast Rice product, has lowed my cholesterol numbers within three months.
Starting my cholesterol was 165LDL 37HDL So it was high I decided to start using red yeast rice...3 months later my total was 188 with 127LDL and 42HDL and to be honest I haven’t changed my eating habits like I should have ...so my cholesterol went down without changing what I ate so these pills really work...I recommend
I've been taking Red Yeast Rice for about 2 months now. I am 23, and my total cholesterol was around 280. I've been on a workout regimen at the gym and take two pills twice a day. My total cholesterol is now 190. WARNING, THIS WILL MAKE YOU FART..I honestly believe I broke two world records: one for the longest fart ever, and two for the most farts in a one hour period. Boy do you fart...Luckily, it doesn't stink. And it's strange because you don't fart until at least 12 hours after you take it.Don't take it in the morning if you have a date in the evening, and don't take it 12 hours before you go to work. I made that mistake and almost fainted from holding in my farts. Maybe this side effect won't affect you, but you are forewarned. Regardless, I am happy with the results.
So here's the whole story. My VA doctor said, "Your cholesteral is 235 and even though the good cholesterol is very high, you need to bring to the number down. I recommend you find a high quality red yeast rice. It has been shown to be effective for many, not all, people" So I bought some as you can see and began taking 2 per day for 90 days. Then, I went back to the VA and had my lab work done. Cholesterol at 200 and within normal ranges because my "good" number was 70% of that. I have always resisted drugs for lowering cholesterol because I believe two things: 1) a $6 billion industry doesn't really care about my health 2) that same $6 billion industry is the one telling us cholesterol is bad when in fact there's no real proof that heart disease and cholesterol are directly linked. There are many other variables.
I've had good results with my little short term experiment . . . .
Helped me to lower cholesterol. My doctor was impressed by latest blood tes results - it is below 200 now!
This product is fantastic. It has helped aid me in keeping my cholesterol down. It's worth the benefit you'll get out of it.
Recommended by my doctor to more naturally lower my cholesterol.
This is my first bottle of Red Yeast Rice -- I do believe it is working and will only continue to lower my cholesterol as I just had a physical and my numbers are down 👏🏻
Have had knee trouble so my exercise program has suffered in the last several months but during this time, I have been taking these tablets (around 5/week only) and my cholesterol numbers have improved (despite less exercise). I was impressed by some of the other reviews about this product and how it improved cholesterol numbers but I wanted to see it for myself and my cholesterol stayed the same as last time but HDL went up 4 points to near its highest level of the past several years while LDL dropped 7 points and is as low as it has been in a long time. I am going to be ordering more and increasing my dose now to at least one/day and work on continuing to improve these numbers but bottom line is that this stuff works.
I was told of this product from my Doctor because statins cause me bad muscle fatigue. Blood test is next month so it’s going to be good to see my cholesterol results. Stay tuned!
Product shipped promptly. Significant cholesterol reduction in less than 60 days.
So far so good! I aim to reduce my cholestreol level, and it's been one month since I started on these easy-to-swallow pills, and I will continue to monitor the progress.
Good product. Not hard to swallow. Will see if it helps with cholesterol numbers.
Used 1 bottle and then checked my cholesterol, total cholesterol dropped 16 points, the most interesting thing is though my HDL which is always been around 42 was up at 58.. it is never been that high so I will report back after my next check..
I have high triglyceride levels. My cholesterol levels where high also. I was told about your product by an RN friend of mine .
I decided I don't want to take statins anymore because of muscle and joint aches. Have been trying this product and have not had those problems so far and will be going in for a cholesterol check next week and hoping for a good report. Judging from the other reviews, I am very hopeful.
My Doctor, of all people, recommended red yeast rice to lower my cholesterol; I had never heard of it and did not want to get started on statins. Very happy with results so far and plan to continue...
Decided to try this product because of my high cholesterol and because the prescribed statin I was taking was causing severe side effects. Only have been taking it for a short time and I have not been back for lab work yet so I only gave it 4 stars until I see my next lab report.
My doctor recommended Red Yeast Rice because I wouldn't take a statin. I took 2 a day for 6 months and am happy to say my cholesterol is down 63 points. Woohoo!
This product came Highly Recommended to me by a very close Friend and My Doctor, I have problems with Statins to reduce my Cholesterol, so I started taken this , scheduled for another Blood test and very excited to see the Numbers...
This stuff helps reduce bad cholesterol...works great.
My cholesterol numbers went down 11 points after using it for 6 months.
Hopefully it will lower my cholesterol. My next Blood Test is scheduled for 2-weeks.
I take this as a supplement to lower my cholesterol. After taking it fo over a year I have lowered it quite a bit. More than happy with the product.
I requested that my Dr. allow me to try red yeast rice in place of a statin along with diet change and exercise to reduce cholesterol levels. I am happy to say that the combination worked.I have been taking 1200mg twice daily.
Helps keep my cholesterol in the safe region.
I just started using this product by recommendation from someone else. I'm hoping that with the CoQ10 that it will control my cholesterol. I have a doctors apt on May 24, ill know for sure then if it is workings. I sure hope so.
This product lowered my cholesterol by 12 points in a short amount of time!
Great price, and great quality. Using this as a natural cholesterol remedy, and I couldn't be happier with this product.
My cholesterol did go down! I am a believer that this product did help.
I switched to this Brand of Red Yeast Rice and my cholesterol is going down toward the normal range. This is a great product for a good price.
The capsules are very easy to swallow and my cholesterol has lowered already by taking these Red Yeast Rice capsules and also by controlling my diet by eleven points.
My doctor told me to add Red Yeast Rice Extract to my diet to assist with some higher numbers (Cholesterol / BP). These are convenient and easy to swallow and my numbers are coming down so I am going to continue to take these as part of my vitamin regimen.
Just finished my first bottle and with this Red yeast Rice and my current fish oil with Coenzyme -Q10,my Cholesterol levels have stayed in check !! Plus love that this is CITRININ Free
Good price and smaller capsules than another brand I have used in the past. My doctor said my cholesterol is a bit high, so I am trying the natural means first rather than a statin drug.
My bad cholesterol had spiked up to 172 but after six weeks of taking Red Yeast Rice, my bad cholesterol dropped to 102. I'm so grateful!
Excellent product.. Lowered my cholesterol
It works and helped my wife with her cholesterol. We also love the easy access,of ordering off Amazon, and having it before we run out.
Husbands good cholesterol HDL went up after taking it.
Had been taking red yeast rice for several years and my cholesterol had always stayed elevated. I typically bought whatever red yeast rice capsules that were cheapest at CVS. Anyways, I decided to order a new bottle from Amazon and searched for one that had good ratings (which is how I found Arazo). I went through 2 or 3 bottles of Arazo's red yeast rice before getting my cholesterol checked and I was surprised to see that my cholesterol had dropped by about 25 points. Obviously, I can't guarantee it was the switch to Arazo that delivered the results, but can't think of many other changed in my routine that the drop could be attributed to.
I have only been on this for half a bottle at this point so I'm not sure how this is helping, but giving it 4 stars for now based on the fact that I usually get sick to my stomach from vitamins and haven't had any issues so far. I will see how this helps my cholesterol along with a better diet when I get my cholesterol re checked next month! I will write another review when I get my results back!
I used to take prescription cholesterol meds everyday for years with all the side effects. Red Yeast Rice Extract, has kept my cholesterol levels down and the rest of my body is back to normal! Thank you!
I have been taking the red yeast rice for my cholesterol for a couple years. With my last blood test my LDL had gone from 142 to 117. Both my doctor and I are pleased. And pleased because I will not need to use a pharmaceutical statin. But as she said, keep watching your diet. So this is no magic bullet. You have to eat a healthy diet and exercise. I will keep using this product because it did what it promises to do.
Fantastic way to lower Cholesterol without drugs! Even the doctors say it's the best supplement for lowering Cholesterol. So good that FDA wants to make it a drug. Hope they fail!
This product was recommended by my doctor to lower my cholesterol levels and it is definitely helping get me back in the right direction again. No side effects/symptoms as it's a natural supplement. Very happy with the product so far and am extremely happy that my doctor recommended it.
My primary doctor recommended me to take this network yeast rice to help maintain optimal cholesterol levels
Works great. Great price and quick delivery. I feel good, and should have an update on my cholesterol levels soon.
Seems to help as my cholesterol is normal.
Love this natural solution for helping me control my cholesterol!
You can avoid medication with this!!! because medication to lowering high cholesterol has side effect . is great product and great brand as well.
I switched my cholesterol medication to Red Yeast Rice because I was concerned by a possible problem with statins. I am pleased with RYR and am awaiting my most recent blood test results to see how my cholesterol is doing.
So far so good! Dr. told me that I had high cholesterol and to take this supplement. This product was priced right, arrived on time and has had no ill effects whatsoever. Next blood test will be the real telltale, but I have no complaints!
His is a statin. Like the positive reviews! I’ll have to ck my cholesterol levels now that I’ve used a whole bottle!
Started taking this to help with my cholesterol. So far I enjoy the product. Blood tests will show how well it works :)
brought my cholesterol down 50 points in 3 months using once a day.
Red Yeast Rice capsules are not so easy to find. I was pleased to find these by BioScience Nutrition. I take these to keep my cholesterol in check along with diet. An added plus, the price was reasonable. I would definitely order again.
Been using this to lower cholesterol and it has been working.
Great product, great company. Lowers cholesterol without draining your wallet and killing your liver or whatever other side effects caused by synthetic statins.
This is an amazing product! My husband has increased his HDL and has lowered his overall cholesterol after taking this for 6 months, and has been able to reduce his dose of a Statin medication!
Seems to be helping reduce cholesterol levels. Also good customer service and follow up.
Recommended by my doctor to bring my cholesterol down. I love it!!! Working great!!
Bottle well packaged and appealing. Like that it is capsules. Recommended by my doctor to help lower my cholesterol as I don't like to take regular Rx medicine if I can help it. Price not too high also. Received promptly
After doing enough research on alternative cholesterol supplements, I decided to try RYR in order to help lower me LDL's. I'm young enough and in good health but my family history of heart disease has led me to be more proactive and so far I'm extremely happy with my choice. I'll update after a few months of using this product to see just how low (along with a solid diet and exercise) my bad cholesterol has gotten!
Helped cholesterol’s to come down to normal, will continue to use.
Just recently ordered and began taking the red yeast rice by Aragon Nutrition and after reading the reviews I’m hoping it reduces my cholesterol without having to take a statin drug.
After taking Arazo's Red Yeast Rice for a month, I lowered my bad cholesterol by 35 points. My doctor was thrilled.
I have been taking this product for 4 months and ordered another bottle just the other day. My Doctor recommended this product to lower my Cholesterol. I will be doing a Cholesterol blood check on the 8th and will see how much it has lowered. Either way I will continue to use this product. In fact my sister is starting to take it also.
Use to maintain triglycerides and cholesterol level. Works well.
It has really brought my cholesterol level down.
This supplement, in conjuction with coenzyme 10, and Forks over Knives Vegan eating plan lowered my cholesterol in 2 months drastically! My typical, mainstream, Western, Big Pharm supporting MD, wanted to prescribe Statin drug and I refused. When he saw my results he was in shock and had to admit a bit impressed!
Excellent service and product. Lowered total cholesterol nearly 40 points. LDL and HDL also within the normal range. Customer satisfaction is top priority with this seller. Would definitely order from this seller again.
My husband had a massive heart attack three months ago. His cardiologist suggested red yeast rice when my husband had terrible allergic reaction to various brands of statin. Reading warnings that certain red yeast rice brands do not actually have red yeast rice extract monacolin K, due to FDA regulations etc., and that consumers cannot be sure which brand indeed has monacolin K, we were quite unsure what to expect. After taking this brand for a month, my husband got his cholesterol checked today, and it DID lower LDL! And good cholesterol HDL went up. We are so relieved to have found a brand we can rely on and continue and not suffer from those chemically produced statins. We are very careful with what we eat, avoiding food with high level cholesterol as well. Between good diet and this red yeast rice, finally the cholesterol is under control!
Have not had my cholesterol checked yet, but one side effect is that I have more energy.
i am not yet sure if this product is lowering my cholesterol or not .I have been taking it for only 3 weeks.I won't be having blood work for another 2 months.However i am hoping for good results.I will get back to you after my blood work to let you know if it is working or not.
I purchased this product and started using it before my doctor's appointment. My cholesterol was so good, and I'm reordering!!
I've been taking this product for years (from another source). I would recommend it to anyone trying to lower their cholesterol in a natural way.
Excellent product at a very good price.If you're looking to lower cholesterol add Co q 10 and it will work,statins and all the other drugs doctors put me on never worked and actually made me feel worse.This product combined with Coke you 10 works.
No after taste and it lowered my cholesterol !
Great product for lowering cholesterol. Quick ship
was told I may be borderline for taking cholesterol meds so wanted to try this if it will be helpful in lowering my numbers
This combined with COq10 lowered my cholesterol. Very happy!
Very good product. Helps keep my cholesterol levels regular. Affordable and a great deal.
Great value for lowering lipids!
Since taking this product, my bad cholesterol has gone down more than 30 points. It has kept me off of prescription statins that have a number of unpleasant side effects. I have recommended this to a number of my friends.
My Good Cholesterol levels went up and the bad went down after taking this for 4 months.
My doctor recommended I take red yeast rice extract to help reduce my cholesterol. After researching the leading products on the market I decided to buy this product. I was a little concerned about the possible side effects from taking red yeast extracts, but I can happily say that I have suffered absolutely no side effects whatsoever.
I have been take red yeast to help control cholesterol.
I have been taking this product for about six weeks as part of a regimen to lower LDL cholesterol. The capsules are easy to swallow and this seems to be a high quality product. I would recommend this product to others.
I have not had my cholesterol level checked again since beginning the product so not sure if it is working or not but sure hope that it is.
Wonderful Product. Highly recommend it for reducing Cholesterol. Statins are very bad for you. Always look for something NATURAL. This is my choice. I LOVE IT.
My cholesterol levels were very high and I inquired with my doctor about using Red Yeast Rice instead of a statin. I researched and found this product from BioScience Nutrition. Shipment arrived quickly, packaging and product were well produced but the benefits were the best! Within 3 months I lowered my cholesterol to an acceptable level! Just signed up for the auto delivery option to save a bit.
I was surprised to find out that, since it's not regulated, red yeast rice supplements vary wildly on the amount of monacolin K (chemically identical to the active ingredient in lovastatin), which is what helps lower bad cholesterol. I took a different brand (picked randomly from the store) a couple years ago, and while it didn't hurt me, it didn't help either. Found out recently that it wasn't standardized at all. I went in search of a better product. This is standardized to 2.4 mg of monacolin K per dose. It also contains no citrinin, which is a toxic byproduct of unsafe fermentation practices.
My cholesterol has significantly changed since taking red yeast rice extract... suggested by a physician assistant 2 years ago after not doing well on Lipitor... Well the numbers were down so well that I couldn't be more pleased. Started with a different bulk brand but found this to be just as well with an easier delivery. One capsule in the morning & then one before dinner. Thank you for a natural product that does the job.
REDRICE I have been pretty pleased with this purchase. I purchased this to help lower my cholesterol. Can’t wait to go back to my doctor to recheck my cholesterol. It’s an easy to swallow capsule.
I have recently started using it and it seems working for me. my bad cholesterol went down by significant number.
Package arrived in two days as promised. I have been taking the supplement daily for two months with no side effects. I am anxiously awaiting appt with my doctor in two months when a blood test will show whether my cholesterol levels improved or not.
Love it. It helped bring my cholesterol’s down naturally. When I stopped, it went slightly up. This will be my staples to maintain my cholestol
I think the product is awesome...offers a way to treat cholesterol without nasty side effects of statins. I take it with COq10 as the carrier. My brother's cardiologist insists he stay on this combination to reduce cholesterol.
So glad my doctor recommended this product. I'm not able to take statins to control my chronic high cholesterol and after trying several other alternatives that didn't work, my doctor recommended Red Yeast Rice. I began taking BioScience Nutrition's Red Yeast Rice in June 2017; in January 2018 we retested, and while my HDL remains at an optimal level, my LDL was reduced by 20 points. My doctor was thrilled with the result (so was I); and he told me I can continue to see LDL improvement if I continue my Red Yeast Rice regiment (we'll retest in another 6 months). It's a relief to find a viable alternative to prescription medications (and all their unwanted side-effects). Based on my own experience, I definitely recommend this product to anyone who is working with their doctor to control their cholesterol levels.
Great for lowering cholesterol. This product is easy to take without any digestive issues. It was very beneficial in lowering my cholesterol back to normal values. I will continue to buy this.
This product is fantastic and a great alternative to traditional medications to lower cholesterol.
Great product. Will reorder red rice extract again soon. Highly recommended. Great compliment to a regiment to lower cholesterol. Thanks
So far so good!! No stomach upset at all! Haven't had my cholesterol checked yet, but hoping for the best!
Great customer service and information from seller about how best to use the product. No side effects. Looking forward to lower cholesterol levels at next blood check.
My total cholesterol was 254 when I started taking this product. Three months later my doctor rechecked my cholesterol and it had dropped to 214. Made me a believer.
It has help my cholesterol levels for the better. I would highly recommend this product.
Using this product to help lower cholesterol.
My wife and I appreciate the benefits of Red Yeast Rice. It was recommended by our doctor to help us reduce our cholesterol and is a useful tool in our quest to be healthier. Prescription statins had a negative effect on muscle heatlth that this doesn't.
This was a great price, and I can't be sure how much my cholesterol count went down due to this or the combination of his and a product with policisanol in it. I couldn't tolerate the statins so my Dr said to take red yeast rice. Most important to me- non GMO/
I have high cholesterol and will not take statins due to adverse reactions. I started taking Red Yeast Rice after recommendations from my sister and her holistic doctor. I just got my results back and my doctor was amazed. In 9 months it went from 301 to 232.
This is a critical part of my cholesterol management plan and has enabled me to keep my cholesterol within a range that my doctor has told me is healthy for me.
Got a tip from my cardiologist that this product could work to bring down cholesterol without the side effects of the major prescribed drugs. I am trying for the first time and I will give it 6-12 months when I will get a blood test. Giving it a shot.
I honestly have not taken it long enough to know if it is reducing my cholesterol or increasing my HDL, but what I do like is that a) it does not give me any heartburn, b) there is no aftertaste, c)no digestive upsets with either constipation or diarrhea. I plan to purchase again.
Have only been taking one month so do not know if there is any change in cholesterol. However, I have no side effects, am taking twice a day with a meal. Fingers crossed it will help.
Hi, I've been taking red yeast rice for several years. I thought it was good that it was "natural." It contains lovastatin which is a prescription version of a cholesterol drug (mevacor). However I've just read that it by law contains only small amounts of cholesterol lowering ingredients. I don't know if I'll stay with it. There's been controversy about cholesterol drug as they can deplete Co-Q10 leading to a lot of muscle pain. I haven't had that problem personally. The reviews of red yeast rice have been good for this product. I'll keep looking into it.
3 months ago I stopped drinking 6 diet soda's a day, at the same time I began taking this product. I also took 1 scoop of extra fiber at night. My cholesterol dropped from 201 to 181 bad cholesterol went down and good cholesterol went up. I believe this had a big impact on my numbers as long as your also willing to tweak other bad habits in your life.
I have been using this for over a year and it has helped to lower my cholesterol and is the best tasting and best value red yeast rice I have found.
Very good product. My cholesterol never budged from 230-240 until I started using Red Yeast Rice. Last check-up it was 204!
I am excited to see the results from taking Red Yeast Rice. A friend's doctor recommended the product to help lower her cholesterol and I decided to try it. I began on July 26th and have an annual physical coming up August 24th. Will keep you posted.
This product is great, it has lowered my bad cholesterol significantly, I’m now down to 185. I used to take Zocor and it was so bad on my muscles, they were aching and bothering me so bad I couldn’t stand it.. besides that it wasn’t lowering my cholesterol very fast at all. I stopped taking them and a friend told me about red yeast rice and what to take. I can honestly say Arazo’s product doesn’t even have any side affects, I feel great! I will keep taking the red yeast rice, especially this product.
I hope they do what it is supposed to do to lower my bad cholesterol.
Great product. Had blood work done and my cholesterol went down after 30 days.
This is truly amazing! Our doctor wanted to put my fiancé on statin medications to lower cholesterol levels to prevent recurrent stroke, even though cholesterol levels were within normal limits: Total was 187, and LDL was 115. I'm a nurse, and I thought this was irrelevant. So we decided to change our diet drastically, and take natural supplements to lower cholesterol even further. We went fully vegan, and Red Yeast Rice was one of the main supplements he was taking daily for 6 weeks between lab work. All of these changes weren't suggested to us by doctors, but it was researched and encouraged to my husband by me personally. After 6 months of taking Red Yeast Rice, his total cholesterol dropped to 123, and LDL (bad cholesterol) dropped to 57! Unbelievable results!!! I was so thrilled and stunned that there are natural and harmless ways to treat yourself without horrible medications, side effects, and crazy medical bills. Amazing product, great quality! Will order again!
I will not take statins, but am happy to take this red yeast rice product instead. My doctor is pleased with my cholesterol numbers. Can't say if it is due only to this product, but I will continue to take it as long as it keeps my cholesterol numbers good.
Found the tablets a little large and hard to swallow, if it helps to lower my cholesterol I won't complain.
Definitely helps to control your cholesterol.
Cholesterol is already lower and I keep forgetting to take it. Still lowered my numbers even taking it every 3 days or so. Trying to remember to take it so my numbers keep going down. Don't forget about CoQ10, don't want to deplete your body of that! Every time I take this it goes with my CoQ10, I never take it by itself.
I had read that Red Yeast Rice Extract could naturally lower cholesterol. I was skeptical, but considering that my yearly physical was fast approaching and my cholesterol had been 220+ at my last visit, I was desperate to try anything that might keep me off of prescription meds. I took 2 pills every morning for the 2 weeks before my physical and my cholesterol came back at 187! I cannot tell you how shocked I was, considering that my diet has been a trainwreck lately. The only thing that could've lowered it is this supplement. Nothing else had changed. I've tried different supplements throughout my life with rarely any results, but this has really been a godsend. This will be one that I take religiously from here on out. If you struggle with high cholesterol, I highly recommend you give this product a try.
Definitely keeps my cholesterol in check. I take 1in the morning and evening. Next Dr appointment my cholesterol lowered 40 points and that was after taking it just 1 a day. Now im taking two a day so expect it to lower even more.
My husband uses for cholesterol. Good price, arrived quickly.
Reduces my bad cholesterol levels and increases my food cholesterol. What mire can one ask of life and supplements?
Easy to order this on line. Sure helped to reduce cholesterol.
My doctor put me on Lipitor last year for high cholesterol. After a few months the side effects were really starting to bother me. After some internet research and Dr Oz recommendation I went off the Lipitor and started taking the Red Yeast Rice. I had my cholesterol checked again after 6 months and it had gone down over 40 points. I am looking forward to getting it checked again in a few months to see if the numbers have gone down anymore. I like this formulation because I can't take pills very well and capsule are out. These crush easily and really don't taste bad at all. The Red Yeast that are in the capsules tastes really awful! I just have to remember to take CoQ10 with this. I will continue to use this product for as long as it is working for me.
I was told to try the Red Yeast Rice to lower my Cholesterol and it did!
keeps my cholesterol down without the horrible side effects of statins
This products does more than lower your cholesterol. It is natural and safe. I love it. I take one a day before bed. Great product!
Seems to be helping to lower my cholesterol levels
This does actually work. I took one tablet in the morning and one in the evening for 5 months. Today I had a lipid panel done, and everything was better. Cholesterol from 248 to 181. My physician was pleased and said to stay on it. I'm pleased too. :o)
I have no problems taking this supplement. No muscle aches or stomach problems. Time will tell if it is lowering my cholesterol.
This stuff really does work for cholesterol! I am off the statens and managing the numbers with this product.
My doctor recommended I use this for my cholesterol along with Lovaza . This is the first time in years that my cholesterol has been perfect. I'm impressed
My Dr. Suggested I take this from r my cholesterol because I would not take statins. My cholesterol levels had continued to rise. January 7, my cholesterol was 337 and on March 7 it is down to 279. I take 2 of these a day (am and pm). 6 weeks prior to this my cholesterol was 287 and I added omega 3 acid and after taking the omega for 6 weeks, my cholesterol shot to 337. I'll be checking it again in May. I'm very pleased.
works well...bad cholesterol down....
Years ago, went on drugs to lower cholesterol and stopped. Doctor asked why and told him the side effects were almost as bad as when it is for. He suggested this, and have been using it for years. (Oops, did stop for a time, and he noticed the cholesterol was creeping up again, and told me to start taking it again. You can keep your drugs, but give me something that works at half the cost, no prescription needed, is natural, and works just as well.
I have always have had high cholesterol. This stuff works. Lowered my cholesterol without a Doctor prescription!
I take Red Yeast for high cholesterol. I prefer a natural product to Rx statins. Everyone is different so if taken for this reason, one should advise their primary physician and continue with their Drs regular blood work testing to confirm the product works for them.
I have been using this same product for years. The doctor recommended red yeast rice extract to naturally lower cholesterol.
Helped with cholesterol.
lowered my cholesterol
Helped lower my husband's cholesterol
Doctor suggested this to help with lowering the bad cholesterol, took it for a year with regular exercise and on the next checkup my results are all good.
Love the Now brand, always prompt service. I purchase the Red Yeast Rice in a effort to combat my husbands sudden high cholesterol levels in effort to keep him off medication. Seems to be doing the job.
My husband was on prescription medications. He didn't like taking drugs. Diet alone wasn't enough. So, he tried this and now , no more meds. No more problem with high cholesterol.
My dr prescribed this for my for my high cholesterol. Not sure if it works yet but I will let you know if it does.
Lowered my cholesterol with zero other changes in my lifestyle. Everyone is different, but it worked for me and worked quickly.
Great to lower your cholesterol and the best company I have found, great quality!
I took this product in conjunction with a quality garlic supplement and my total cholesterol dropped from 235 to 195 in 6 weeks. Although my triglycerides went through the roof, BOO HISS. I've have also read some research that a CoQ10 supplement should be taken with red yeast rice as it decreases the bodies production.
I decided to give this a try to avoid having to take pharmaceuticals to lower my cholesterol. The numbers are in for the first three months and I am very pleased. Initially my cholesterol was 266 (and I have a family history of high cholesterol) and after 3 months of taking 1200 mg a day, my new readings are 237 and my blood pressure has gone down as well, a double bonus. I am going to increase the mg to 1800 and incorporate the dreaded oatmeal. Happy day, happy day, happy day!
This is a good product to help with cholesterol.
Purchased to help improve cholesterol levels. Will update when I get new blood work done. Fingers crossed!
Have been using this product for several years as advised by my primary care physician. It is used to keep cholesterol levels low. It works very well for me. Talk to your primary care physician about using this as opposed to prescription medication.
This stuff works. It took my overall cholesterol number down 40 points.
I take twice a day and have already lowered my cholesterol
My doctor suggested I try this supplement because no cholesterol was borderline high and I didn't want to go on medication. Just had my 3rd bi-annual bloodwork and my cholesterol continues to be in the healthy range since taking it.
Am taking it for to lower my cholesterol so don't know yet if it has.
A friend suggested this after her uncle's cholesterol was very high.
I took this supplement at the recommendation of my physician. It did bring down my cholesterol. However, I started the Atkins diet and used too much cream in my coffee. My 6 mos. blood test showed my cholesterol at one of the highest levels ever. I stopped the heavy fats and ate more fruit and vegetables so my cholesterol is now much lower. I am also taking 2 T of chia seeds per day for fiber. I believe that this also has helped lower the levels. I use this formula because I do not want to take two 600 mg tablets a day. It is rather large, but no larger than some of the other supplements I use. I also trust NOW food products. It was my experience that this supplement is effective as long as a reasonably healthy diet is followed.
My nurse practitioner ordered a repeat lipid panel 8 weeks after I began taking this product. I'd become alarmed after my brother had bypass surgery and I learned of the alarmingly poor cardiac history on both sides of our family. At 8 weeks the level of my total cholesterol was down by 20% and LDL ("bad") was down 30%. Those values were then in the normal range. I cannot prove that the cause was this product. However I have worked as a cardiac rehab nurse and heard this product recommended by some pretty traditional practitioners. My partner had similar results 5 years ago. No ill effects. Seems like it merits more study.
Empirical evidence. Cholesterol lowered. Also triglycerides. Here’s my labs one year apart. No lifestyle changes. Only red yeast and 10 mg of Asaxanthin for the last 6 months.
Told it will help lower cholesterol and blood pressure
a friend told me about this and it works for me. It's supposed to lower your cholesterol. I take 2 daily and so far so. It's been 2 years & my cholesterol level is good .My doc says to continue taking them.
I used this product along with two other NOW supplements, the recommended CoQ10 and Beta-Sitosterol Plant Sterols. The reason I tried these was because my blood test came back showing several concerns including high cholesterol, blood sugar and uric acid. My total cholesterol was 222, HDL of 35, LDL 145 and triglyceride of 211.
Great product. My cholesterol has been lowered since I've been taking this product. I highly recommend this product.
I have elevated cholesterol levels due to a family history combined with hypothyroidism. My LDL cholesterol level was 218 in October 2016 when I started taking one 1200mg caplet of red yeast rice extract twice daily, one at noon and another at bedtime, always with a meal or snack. Along with the red yeast rice extract, I also took time release niacin 1000mg (two 500mg caplets) every night with a meal or snack.
I take 3 capsules per day, and it keeps my cholesterol numbers down. I've been taking it for years, and I'm not about to stop!
My cholesterol was 310 and my doc put me on the statin drug Crestor. Even though it brought my cholesterol down drastically, I felt like this drug was making me severely lose my memory. I gave this product a try and when I retested, my overall cholesterol dropped almost 80 points to 233, which is a range I have been for the past 20 years. My HLD (good) cholesterol remained very high, which ultimately lowers my risk as well. I do still try to avoid foods high in cholesterol (though not lately) and I have an occasional glass of Rioja red wine, which is supposed to be one of the wines that can lower cholesterol.
This product keeps my mother's cholesterol in check! Fast shipping!
This product seems to help lower my cholesterol somewhat. NOW Foods is a reputable producer which I trust to ensure the removal of any harmful byproducts that can result in manufacturing red yeast rice pills.
This is a great product. My cholesterol has gone down 40 points in just 4 months . I suggest the 1200 mg tab for value and ease
Very Effective Product - does reduce cholesterol
Helps manage cholesterol without the nasty side effects of statins.
I've been using red yeast rice for years and it does lower my cholesterol.
in my layman's opinion, this is a great alternative to statin drugs to lower cholesterol numbers.
I wouldn't take anything else to help lower my Cholesterol
actually works. Only change in diet and activity level and it lowered both my and my husband's cholesterol.
dropped TOTAL CHOLESTEROL by 30 points, HDL up by 5 pts, LDL down by 27 pts, TRIGLYCERIDE down by 35 pts. all this without diet change or exercise, will reorder. (56 year old male) taken for 3 months.
Long term health care requires research. This in one supplement I use and won't know its effectiveness for years to come. I take this with niacin twice daily so I don't need Lipitor to control my cholesterol. This combination was recommended by my doctor as a test and it worked out perfectly for me as its reversed the LDL build up in my blood.
Friend recommended to help lower my cholesterol. So far so good.
I was recommended by my Doctor to reduce cholesterol. Good quality product and does its job. I feel this makes you a bit tired, which is side effect .
I've been using it for about three months now. Haven't had a blood test to see if my cholesterol went down.
This has lowered my cholesterol. Totally satisfied with this product.
Hard to find the Red Yeast Rice in the 1200 mg; usually found in 600 mg and have to take 2 pills to get recommended dosage. I realize it's different for every person, but my cholesterol has dropped 20 points since I started taking Red Yeast Rice. My doctor has even started taking this to see if his cholesterol level will drop!!
Repeat customer, been on for over 10 months now. Forget the prescription medications, cholesterol levels down significantly !!
Works to control my cholesterol levels without having to take any prescription meds.
Great buy. Red Yeast Rice is used to help lower my cholesterol. It works! Highly recommended for your health. Yes!
I'm very young, thin, & have tried everything to lower my cholesterol. From red wine, to exercise, to a healthy diet. Nothing worked well enough.
I have been taking 2 per day of the 600 mg plus CoQ10 for about a month. My Cholesterol has dropped from 225 to 186. I have had no negative side effects at all. I prefer NOW brand because their products are laboratory tested to make sure what is on the label is in the bottle. Now I have it automatically shipped to me by Amazon every month.
Lowered Cholesterol levels! Dropped 80 after 6 months 😊
My cardiologist recommended this for my cholesterol. It is known to be a natural statin. Since he had to stop my statins for other reasons. I just got a follow up exam and my cholesterol was back in good range since taking the RED YEAST RICE.
I've been on Simvastatin 20mg for about 8 years. On this medication, my total cholesterol level has always been between 165 - 190. I started questioning the side effects and what it was doing to my body. So, I decided to go cold turkey (with my doctor's OK) and see what happened to my levels. After 45 days with no treatment, my levels increased to 205. Then I started taking Now Red Yeast Rice 1200 mg twice a day (once in the AM, once in the PM). After 90 days, all of my levels (HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and Total) were improved. My total cholesterol was 191. With these results, I am very pleased with this product and highly-recommend it for anyone looking to lower the cholesterol numbers "naturally".
Recommended by my physician to lower cholesterol. It works.
Been taking this for 2 years. Looks like it did help my hubby cholesterol
This extract version of red yeast has provided the most positive benefits to my lipid panel. .I have taken it for 3 months with CQ10 and lowered my total cholesterol to 188, LDL to under 99 and HDL at 71. I have also concentrated on saturated fat content in foods to a max of 3g, which has significant helped the HDL to rise. Love this product.
My doctor recommended this. I have high numbers and many prescription drugs raise my liver enzymes. While this doesn't work a miracle, I'm happy that there is a natural help. Tablets are big so it would be hard tor those who have trouble swallowing large meds.
This item shipped free and on time in two days thanks to Prime. It is great to get a large amount for a great price. This item is very good for lowering cholesterol when taken twice a day.
My cholesterol is normal and controlled
My doctor recommended Red Yeast Extract to lower my cholesterol along with Flax seed oil. I'm not sure whether either has helped as it is too soon to tell.
Can't say if it works for my husband's cholesterol yet, but it helped mine years ago, my cholesterol count went down 18 points. We always buy NOW brands.
I use red yeast rice to help lower my cholesterol and stay off of drug that have bad side effects. Now brands are great products at a great price.
I think this is better than a statin for cholesterol control.
easy to swallow helps lower cholesterol
Helped lower my cholesterol a bit.
This is not an endorsement for medical reasons. It does help me to lower cholesterol and also helps me to feel full so I actually eat less, a plus.
Cutting back on my Liptor !
Very pleased my cholesterol has dropped from 222 to 202 doctor said keep doing what you doing. I use the red yeast rice and krill oil everyday seems to do the trick.
I buy so much on Amazon I have no good excuse for not checking here sooner. I have been using this exact product for 2 years now. I am no longer taking prescription meds for high cholesterol. Just had second lab work done since relying solely on Sundown Naturals Reed Yeast Rice 1200mg. My results were great once again. There are no side effects! Needless to say I'll have them delivered to my home via Amazon from now on. The price is right.
Doctor recommended to help lower cholesterol. Don't know yet if it has helped until I get blood work.
Will purchase again to avoid cholesterol Rx. A staple.
Has kept my cholesterol down for the past 15 years. I think it's a great product,
Started using this because it was recommended as an alternative to prescription medicine for my bad cholesterol numbers. I'm not sure there has been much improvement but it keeps me off prescriptions so I guess that's good.
Like: it lowered my cholesterol down to 166!
Working on lowering my cholesterol and this is helping. Recommend this product.
Great for reducing cholesterol.
will let you know when I go back to doctor if it really works in place of cholesterol medication.
I tested this product only for one month to keep in control my cholesterol, I updated the results of my next blood exam in january.
After one month, dropped my cholesterol levels. It really works.
I've used this product as a cholesterol reducer for years.
I love this yeast man. This stuff is the real deal. My doctor recommended it for lowering cholesterol.
Has helped to lower my cholesterol; raises the good cholesterol.
Lowers cholesterol - works for me
take these daily to reduce cholesterol
Hopefully it will lower my Cholesterol!
My doctor suggested I use Red Yeast to lower my cholesterol. I'm a firm believer in alternative remedies but held off on buying this. When I did take it for several months for the first time that I can remember my cholesterol was within normal limits. WOW! I'm impressed. Will be reordering.
Since taking this product, my bad cholesterol has gone down more than 30 points. It has kept me off of prescription statins that have a number of unpleasant side effects. I have recommended this to a number of my friends.
This is my first time using it it's a great value along with Co q-10 it helps with my cholesterol
husband uses this faithfully and swears it lowered his cholesterol by several points. I started taking it myself.
Good Price Fast Delivery Lowers Cholesterol
seems to work as my cholesterol is down
I got this for my mom, and her cholesterol has gone down a good bit.
I take this as a supplement to lower my cholesterol. After taking it fo over a year I have lowered it quite a bit. More than happy with the product.
Sundown red yeast rice has been instrumental in bringing my cholesterol levels WAY down. I'm not sure if other people have experienced or will experience the same, but my numbers really dropped and it kept me off prescription meds. If you are looking for a non-prescription way to bring your cholesterol down, I suggest you try this product.
My husband takes this and has for some time. It has taken his cholesterol down a lot.
This product is fantastic. It has helped aid me in keeping my cholesterol down. It's worth the benefit you'll get out of it.
This was recommended for my husband to control his cholesterol. He couldn't take a statin. They made him feel horrible. He's been taking this for several years and has had good results. His cholesterol check is always good.
Good price and works to lower cholesterol.
Great price. Take twice a day. Evening meal with fish oil to keep cholesterol at correct levels. Natural way rather RX drugs
Recommended by doctor for high cholesterol - Did the trick
These pills actually lower your cholesterol, we recommend these to our patients that don't want to take prescription medicine for their high cholesterol. I take them myself!
Recommended to me for lowering cholesterol. My doctor even agreed it works.
Keeps husbands cholesterol where it shoul be
Has helped some with my cholesterol issues.
I don't like reviewing supplements because it's difficult to tell how well they work without blood tests. I got this product to help lower elevated cholesterol. I took two pill per day for a month. I also did before and after blood tests and this lowered my cholesterol about 50 points.
I was skeptical but took blood work before supplement for comparison and 3 months later my total cholesterol dropped by 30 points. I wish I had taken this years ago since my cardiologist recommended it many years ago and I was skeptical.
I was skeptical. My total cholesterol dropped from 290 to 190 mg/dl. My LDL dropped from 194 to 104 mg/dl. That's more than I expected. I have not had any side effects.
Lowered my cholesterol in a little over 5 months.
This product has helped keep my cholesterol in check without having to use any drugs, so I use 2 tablets daily.
Changed from brand and find this brand to be better, They are easier to swallow and are still helping with my cholesterol.
Taking statins, total cholesterol was ~ 160; without statins, total cholesterol was 230, taking this red yeast rice total cholesterol is 198. I'm a happy camper since I don't have the soreness issues associated with the statins and the red yeast rice nicely controls the cholesterol. I just ordered 3 more.
Hoping this supplement will help in lowering my cholesterol .
I wanted to wait six months to write my review for this product to see if my cholesterol went down. It dropped 83 points and I am now within normal range. This stuff works! Thank you Sundown Naturals. I will purchase again.
My cholesterol dropped back to normal after taking 2 capsules a night for 90 days.
Bought this for my husband after a CABG and his doctor recommended it for his cholesterol. Great price!!!
I love Sundown because it's reasonably priced and soy, gluten & dairy free. I have taken 1200 mg of red yeast rice for years for high cholesterol at the recommendation of my cardiologist since I don't tolerate statins. My cholesterol is now 155, down from the mid-200's. This really works for me!
The bottom line is that this IS an EFFECTIVE product. If you didn't read the label entirely (which is copied online) it is your own fault. The back label is very clear about the mg's per DOSAGE not CAPSULE. Anyone who only reads the front label and disregards the actual dosage data on a bottle is lazy. Additionally it is a really effective alternative to Lipitor and other statins. I began taking it because I was borderline high on my cholesterol. My total cholesterol was 262. My LDL was 162. I took 4 capsules daily - 2 in the morning and two at night. My total cholesterol dropped 12 points in 30 days. THEN, a physician suggested a TRICK that only a physician would know. It seems that for red yeast rice to work effectively - the molecules must bind themselves to a FAT MOLECULE as a transport vehicle through your system. I'm on a low (almost no fat) fat diet and was on the diet for months before trying the product. So he suggested combining my Red yeast Rice dosage with a 2000 mg dosage of Fish Oil which would likely benefit me simply because it is fish oil. The idea here is that fish oil contains beneficial Omega 3 FATTY ACIDS which is a FAT and it would allow the Red Yeast rice a FAT molecule to bind itself too. I tried it and WOW!!! 30 days later my numbers had dropped by an additional 30 points. There are other brands that are equally or more effective. But this one is a good and affordable product.
This product does work well with other supplements to lower cholesterol
My husband has high blood pressure and cholesterol and swears by Red Yeast Rice!! He has a very stressful job and is just very high strung in general, so he's at constant risk with his blood pressure. This stuff has really really helped keep it in check while he works on additional ways to manage his health and his stress. This supplement is a great addition to the diet of anyone with high blood pressure who is looking to be more healthy and careful. These capsules are easy to swallow and aren't stinky or gross. I can definitely recommend! And yes, I paid full price. :)
Supposed to lower cholesterol. Wife has not had blood test yet.
Great natural choice for high cholesterol.
While on a cruise last month, a Chinese doctor said to try this product to lower cholesterol. He also said that in China they prescribe this before any other medications. While it is too early to see the results, we noticed our bowls are more regular. They recommend taking a supplement with this one called CoQ10
First of all, regarding the reviewers that felt cheated, read the label. I read the label first, knowing each capsule was only 600 mg. Second, my cholesterol was 305 a year ago. I started taking the capsules, had my levels checked six months after and my total cholesterol had gone down to 232. Six months after that, my cholesterol is down to 199. My LDL came down significantly. My HDL and triglycerides have always been good and I've always had a good ratio of HDL to LDL, but I was seeing a pattern of increasing LDL. I do exercise and watch my diet, but heredity is playing a big part in the whole scenario.
I use this product everyday and it has lowered my cholesterol. Very happy with it because I didn't have to use a prescription drug.
Helped in reducing my cholesterol by 17pts, just not thrilled with the taste of the plastic capsule.
I have genetically high cholesterol and don't always eat the way I should. Exercise is difficult for me because of some physical disabilities. I am deathly allergic to statin drugs but had to find something that would drastically lower my extremely high cholesterol. I heard that Red Yeast Rice is the main ingredient used in statin drugs, just without the drug part. I tried Sundown's Red Yeast Rice first and it worked! Tried another brand one time and it gave me stomach pain. Now I will only buy Sundown's Red Yeast Rice and I'm so happy that I can get it in the 240-capsule size bottle. My cholesterol is now in the normal range. I highly recommend this product!
I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and the P.A. I saw told me the doctor in the practice would put me on medication first thing if he saw my numbers. She suggested this Red Yeast Rice. Within three months, my cholesterol went from 280 to 177. I was not consistent at taking twice a day, so a friend of mine suggested I take the two at the same time once a day. The P.A. was impressed with the success. Can't argue the numbers.
Helps keep my cholesterol in the safe region. Doctor recommended it, along with fish oil and healthy eating.
Sundown Naturals is our favorite brand, and Red Yeast Rice is an even greater product. This is a product we take as a supplement with our statins for cholesterol. It works superbly on lowering our cholesterol, and if your physician recommends it, then this is a great brand to do try.
I'm trying to lower my cholesterol without taking a RX drug, I just upped to 1200 so I have nothing to say about this product
My pharmacist told me he used this instead of cholesterol medicine. It works for him, but not so much for me. My doctor put me back on cholesterol meds.
Recommended by cardiologist to reduce cholesterol, this produce was much less expensive through Amazon
Arrived quickly and I continue to have much lower cholesterol numbers taking 2 of these per day than I did before.
Doctor ordered me to take 2000 mg, so I take 4 of these a day and they are lowering my cholesterol.
I decided to try these because my total cholesterol level was a little bit high. I cannot take traditional cholesterol medicine like Crestor because I have chronically high triglyceride levels and I take a medicine for that which should not be taken concurrently with cholesterol medicines. I have been taking this product for two months. I read another review on Amazon that stated they work best with Omega-3 supplements so I am also taking 1200mg (one capsule) of an Omega 3-6-9 supplement from Sundown. RESULTS: After two months, my Total Cholesterol dropped from 205 to 184. I am very happy and so is my Doctor. In case you are wondering, I eat fried food all the time.
Our doctor recommended that we try Red Yeast Rice to help control cholesterol levels. We were skeptical at first but, didn’t want to resort to Statin drugs. Those things are scary. Well we just had our cholesterol levels checked last month after having been on Red Yeast Rice for three months and our numbers are down and within healthy range. We highly recommend this!
This is a good product for reducing cholesterol and it works!
Keeps my cholesterol in line without side effects or muscle and joint damage prescrips were causing me.
I have been using this for over a year and it has helped to lower my cholesterol and is the best tasting and best value red yeast rice I have found.
I use this in place of statins. Statins are terrible for you but medical community tells you statins are the best for your cholesterol. That too may be BS because they have no idea that statins really work. If you have very high cholesterol please follow your MD's advise. I am not a MD.... I take 2 day day and my HDL, LDL and are fine on labs..
Economical. These work, as I have lowered my cholesterol about 10 points to 201 by just taking one pill a day for six months. Read the directions and will now take the two suggested, so hope cholesterol will drop some more. I did cut out all ice cream from my diet.
Has helped my husband reduce his cholesterol. So very happy that he doesn't have to go on cholesterol medicine. Though do research the potential risks, it is not for everyone.
ive been taking for quite a while along with Omega 3's and it really helped lower my cholesterol
The Amazing Formulas Red Yeast Rice arrived on time and in fine condition. Was pleased to have it 1200 mgs. It has kept my husband's cholesterol down for years, and now I'm using it since mine has gone up.
Great product! Helped lower my cholesterol! Excellent purchasing experience!
I received these for free in return for a review a few days ago. I've been using red yeast rice supplements for a couple of months now, as a means to reduce my cholesterol levels (as the FDA has given red yeast their approval for alternatives to statin drugs along with phytosterols). And so far it's been working, I'm down about 15 points from a month ago, and with continued usage my cholesterol levels should drop further. The tablets themselves are gelatin coated, a dense reddish brown color, no discernible scent or flavor and go down easily with a sip of water. There's no unusual "burps" afterward, and I've experienced no negative side effects (unlike statin drugs, which can cause anything up to muscle wasting as a side effect). Anyway, that said, it's inexpensive, it actually works according to the FDA, and has no damaging side effects that I know of. What's not to like?
My doctor had me on a statin prescription drug and they made me very very tired. After almost a year I asked if he would take me off that drug. He said to try Red Rice Yeast to see if that would help my cholesterol problem. So far, after a blood test, the cholesterol has lowered to an acceptable level and I am not nearly as worn out and lethargic as I was taking the prescription meds for high cholesterol.
My doctor suggested I get Red Rice Yeast as my cholesterol was a little high for the first time. I just got my blood tests back and lo and behold my cholesterol levels are back down. Yipee. Kept me from having to go on high cholesterol meds..!!
So happy to have run across this product! My cholesterol is under 200.
Been taking this for a while and it's been great, has lowered the bad cholesterol count and got the Dr. off my back about taking a statin, without side effects or the cost of prescription.
I love this red yeast.. It has brought my cholesterol down in 4 months. I do take a fish oil with it. I believe the red yeast rice is the main pill that brought. I know many others that take it also.
Excellent product!Keep using it for beneficial and overall cardio/cholesterol use.
Good cholesterol reducing supplement
Red yeast rice lowers cholesterol naturally with no side effects. Because of allergies I don't eat what's considered a proper diet but my cholesterol checks normal. I never had mine checked until after I had been taking this product for awhile but two friends were diagnosed with high cholesterol but after taking this for a short time their numbers were in the normal range.
Dr put me on a statin because my cholesterol was crazy high. Statin hurt my body. Another dr told me to get this and I take this with fish oil and co-q 10 and my cholestrol is now perfect. I prefer this brand because they are top quality and i like that its powder caps and not gel or pills with binders and fillers.
This was recommended by my doctor to help lower cholesterol and it did! Yay
My doctor recommended I take these. My cholesterol is 280. I'm hoping it's lower before I got back to the doc in 3 months. I also noticed I been losing weight taking these. Overall great buy.
Helps to bring down cholesterol.
My doctor recommended Red Yeast Rice supplements for my slightly elevated cholesterol. 2 capsules a day instead of a statin.
This actually works to lower cholesterol! Blood test numbers don’t lie! So happy to find a solution and NOT have to take Statins!
I do not ever leave feedback but felt it was necessary. 11/14/2015 my husbands cholesterol was very high. Cholesterol was 270 (needs to be below 200) and Triglycerides were 273 (needs to be below 150). HDL (good cholesterol) was 35 needs to be above 40. After a year of only adding Red Yeast Rice as well as Co-Q 10, he had a new lipid profile done on 1/16/17 (exactly 1 year and 2 months later). His Cholesterol went down to 223 (still high but dropped by 47). His Triglycerides went from 273 down to 180 (down 93). His HDL increased by 2 from 35 to 37 (still needs to go up a bit more). He has had no side effects of any kind. I did not want him to start on any statin medications at 39 years old so we tried this first. He has not really adjusted his diet as he did not eat terrible but high cholesterol runs in his family. Other than reducing the amount of fast food, no other dietary changes were made.
Using because I cannot tolerate prescription cholesterol medicine. Just started using so I’m not sure yet if it’s working, but no stomach upset or muscle pain as there was from the prescription.
After taking this for only 3 months, my cholesterol went down 40 points !!!
I take this rather than the prescription from my doctor for my high cholesterol. It works!
This stuff is great for reducing cholesterol .
My doctor recommended this as a way to lower my cholesterol. I will know more in a month but, they are easy to take and not full of chemicals
I suffer from hyper familial cholesterol. After placement of a stent the doctors prescribed to 1200 mg per day. Along with my other medications. It will boost them and I will have no more problems.
I have taken this product for a few months now, and there have been NO side effects. I take two capsules per day. (one in the morning, the other in the afternoon). I recently had blood work done. My LDL ("bad" cholesterol) is finally in the normal range.
Price is good. I was hoping they would lower my cholesterol level as they're supposed to, but they didn't.
helped lower my cholesterol naturally. My cholesterol wasnt bad but as a diabetic they want it low low and I struggled. My dad recommended this to me.
Easy to swallow capsules. Take as suggested, one to 2 capsules once to twice daily with food. I have issues with my cholesterol levels and have to wait for a recheck on my blood work in a few months. I was recommended these from a relative who takes them and has shown improvement in her cholesterol levels. I received these at a discounted price for my honest review. I look forward to updating my review after testing.
My Dr. wanted to put me on statins for high cholesterol, I refused, did my research and came up with RYR. Although, I just started taking it I am already feeling so much better. The pains in my body have almost disappear, I woke up today before my alarm, and feeling great. next step is to the dr. after 30 days to see where my cholesterol levels are.
Helps my cholesterol.
Recommended by doctor to lower cholesterol.
I started taking this product a little over 3 months ago and my cholesterol has dropped right back down into normal ranges again. My Doctor was very impressed.
A natural statin to lower bad cholesterol and raise the good. If you don't want to take dangerous statin drugs, this is a natural way to do the job. However, do check that it does not conflict with anything else you may already be taking, but is usually considered quite safe.
I have always had high cholesterol. The highest it got this year was 315. I knew I had an annual appointment in July so I decided to perform an experiment. I've been given prescription statins in the past but they make my muscles hurt. I think it's too strong. If you take these natural statins you will be dosing it yourself. There's no way of knowing which company will give you the proper dose. That said, I took one of these pills per day for 6 weeks before my blood draw. My cholesterol level was indeed lower. It was about 30 points lower. I did not change my diet (horrible diet)
waiting to see if this helps my cholesterol.
very good for lowering cholesterol
Love the price!
These capsules are easy to take. I haven't had my blood work tested yet so I don't know if they are doing the intended job yet. Need to test in a few months.
Had lipid panel done in March of 2018, and again on August 20, 2018. My cholesterol numbers have been rising year over year. Total cholesterol hit 253 and LDL hit 176 in March. I researched natural supplements to lower cholesterol and came across this product. I took 1200 mg a day total, one 600 mg pill in the a.m and one in the p.m. I also took 100 mg of CoQ10 in the a.m. I I go heavy on the weights 2-3 times a week, do several hours of yard work a week, and walk the dog 1 mile almost everyday. I haven't really changed my diet at all as I have always tried to eat relatively well. I still eat fast food occasionally. Fast forward five months and I have another lipid panel to test my results of the red yeast rice/CoQ10 combo and low and behold: Total goes from 253 down to 198, Triglycerides from 127 down to 88, LDL from 176 down to 125, HDL goes up from 52 to 55. Everything in the green and I am super happy. I have had no side effects from the supplement, no muscle pain, leg cramps, nothing. I was one of those skeptical ones but I decided to religiously take 1200 mg a day for 5-6 months until my next lipid panel to see for myself if this stuff works and it does. I did the same thing with fish oil supplements after my Dr. recommended I take them and found it did nothing for my lipid panel results. I think you would have to drink a shot glass of the stuff everyday for it to affect you at all. Forget the fish oil, move over and try Red Yeast Rice with a side of CoQ10 for yourself.
Doctor recommended this to lower my cholesterol and it has
This is not the older Red Yeast Rice - It is really powerful and I will buy again It does what it says, It reduces your cholesterol levels - I have used it for years and glad to see the upgrade on health!
My physician had me on statins. I started getting leg cramps. He then suggested to take the natural red rice yeast, saying that is where statins come from anyway. I began taking them and it brought my cholesterol ratio down a bit at first. He suggested I double up on them. Once I doubled up my ration came down under 200 for the first time. A month back my blood test was all good and in normal ranges. I am looking forward to my next blood test now to see if this holds true.
I have been using Red Yeast Rice for about three months . I have seen a drastic reduction in all my cholesterol levels. All are now within normal range. I attribute this to the Red Yeast Rice, along with diet changes ( Have removed cheese and all dairy products from my diet).
My last total cholesterol level was 254 (about 2 years ago). I have been taking RYR on and off since then, but got off it for a while (just ran out and kept forgetting to restock). I saw this product recommended when I purchased some L-Arginine, and I got it and have been taking it for about 2 months. Just had my cholesterol re-checked and it was down to 198. I've not really made any other major changes to my lifestyle, so I can only assume that it was the RYR. I've been recommending it to all my friends who are considering going on a stating, because statins have so many nasty side-effects, and RYR has non, so what do they have to lose, besides a few points of cholesterol? Very easy to swallow caps.
Lowered my cholesterol significantly.
This was a reorder as It helps with my cholesterol.
Helps sop up that gooey cholesterol . Helped keep my numbers lower.
I received this product for free. I take red yeast rice under doctors order to help with my cholesterol. This product helps the liver remove some fat from the blood to help reduce cholesterol. The pills are easy to take and I take one each day. So far the red yeast rice has reduced my cholesterol 12 points. Ask your doctor before you try this product.
Great product - arrived quickly and on time. I take this to lower cholesterol and it works.
this product lowered my cholesterol by 20 points.
Absolutely incredible supplement, helped me SIGNIFICANTLY lower my lipid profile ( triglycerides/cholesterol etc) as well as my A1c over a 90 day period !! HIGHLY recommended, well worth the price. I'll be buying another bottle soon, I rely on it now since I've seen it's impressive results.
Red yeast rice worked amazingly!!! My husbands cholesterol level was 600, after taking the product for 6 months , his levels dropped to 300! Doctor wants him to keep doing what he has been doin g and will recheck it in 3 months. It needs to be 200 or less.
Cholesterol down 100 points in 4 weeks. That's pretty impressive. My husband has started taking this instead of his statins now and my mother-in-law just had me order some for her, as well.
I had my cholesterol checked in January and my total cholesterol was 277 and my LDL was 162. My HDL and triglycerides were normal. I am allergic to statins (yay!) so I went online to see how I could lower my cholesterol without drugs. I added exercise and started eating to support low cholesterol (again!) and I started taking Red Yeast Rice and niacin. I had just my LDL tested again yesterday (that's all my insurance would allow) and my HDL is now 87! My doctor told me to continue what I'm doing with my diet and exercise. I am very pleased with my results!
Both my doctor and I were impressed. I refuse to take any prescription medication for high cholesterol. I am also an odd person...overall cholesterol is high, bad cholesterol is borderline, good cholesterol is GREAT so she recommended I try Red Yeast rice. In 6 months my cholesterol came down 12 points...I''m good!!! I'll see what happens next!
Seems to keep husband’s cholesterol down as well as the more expensive supplement I was using to start. His cholesterol was really high and after much research decided to try this before going to statin medications. So far so good.
I have been taking this twice a day for over a year now and my cholesterol was within normal ranges at my last blood test for the first time in 20 years! It was a doctor who actually recommended trying this for lowering bad cholesterol instead of dangerous prescription drugs! It worked!
I had great hope for this product as it was recommended by my doctor. However due to my issues taking statins for cholesterol I can not take this product. I have the same pain in my legs when taking statins. The statins are derived from this product so if you can't take statins don't take this product. I'm still giving a 4 star review because product itself is fine it's just I am unable to take them.
This product was recommended by my doctor as a natural way to regulate my cholesterol. This with Co-Q-10 keep my numbers at a good level with no side effects. Highly recommend.
This is a very good product!!! No need to take statins and keeps our cholesterol and triglycerides Lowe.
Easy to take capsules, 2 with food. Really does the job of keeping cholesterol in check. Since I tend to not be a pill (prescription) person this is a terrific solution. It works.
I like this product because I believe it does as intended. My cholesterol has improved. Diet and exercise are equally important however.
I am taking red yeast rice going on about 2 years now and it keeps my cholesterol in check. I have now switched to this product and am very satisfied with it especially since the price was excellent.
After using this for a month my cholesterol dropped down to normal. Now I recommend these often to friends who tell me they have high cholesterol. Just don’t use if you’re planning on becoming pregnant.
I did nothing to change my routine other than take these and my cholesterol dropped faster than when I was taking a prescription!
Excellent supplement! Brought my cholesterol down and I don't have to have a perscription!
My dr told me to get on red yeast rice to help lower my cholesterol, so along with this I also took fish oil, modified my diet (less red meat, less fried foods, more fish, less rice & past & bread) and in 6 months my cholesterol went from 245 down to 222. I am sure it is a combination of factors that led to the cholesterol decrease, but an integral part nonetheless. Looking forward to what my read will be next time in February. I also lost 10 lbs along the way.
Great with no stomach upset like some other brands. We shall see how it does on the cholesterol situation in a few months when I go back for re-check but at least I can tolerate it unlike so many other supplements! Yay
Red Yeast Rice is the only supplement I've found that actually lowers my cholesterol. Great price.
This product taken with Nature Made CholestOFf has lowered my cholesterol and my doctor is impressed.
This supplement is reported to lower cholesterol....I have been on it for a couple of months so I bought this for my daughter to try. I will report back after I get cholesterol level checked
It is quite effective in cholesterol management. A health plus since it has a tendency of lowering high cholesterol.
Having total cholesterol levels around 280 and LDL’s around 180 for several years, I wanted a natural product that would reduce these numbers with minimal side effects. After 2 months taking 2 capsules daily, my total cholesterol is down to 201 and LDLs 140. My triglycerides also decreased substantially with no side effects. I will continue for another 3 months and evaluate again, but this supplement looks like it is working as it should.
Took my cholesterol from 248 to 176 in one year. Seriously. Also improved my HLD and LDL. This stuff is the real deal. I've read that the plant is the precursor to Lipitor. As a nurse I didn't think this product would do ANYTHING!
It works! My cholesterol went down 37 points.
Helps lower cholesterol - Person this was ordered for says it's working.
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