Red yeast extract, which is also known as red rice yeast extract, has in it natural statins that are produced during the fermentation process. Red yeast extract has been shown to have the same effects on cholesterol as prescription statins and may even be more beneficial because it is natural. Red yeast extract has many beneficial effects on cholesterol. First of all, it reduces total cholesterol level, which is a vital part of controlling cholesterol and preventing heart disease. Red yeast extract naturally lowers the levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, which is why doctors prescribe statins in the first place – to reduce these levels and help reduce the chance of cholesterol-related illness. Usual dose is 2 capsules, twice daily with meals, or as recommended by your health care practitioner.
Red Yeast Extract May Also Support:
-Reduction of microbes known to play a role in cardiovascular disease
-Protection of arterial lining to prevent atherosclerotic lesions that lead to heart attack