Your body requires a healthy balance of blood lipids for many functions including membrane and hormone synthesis. High cholesterol has been linked with increase risk of cardio-vascular problems. Red yeast rice has been shown to be a very effective cholesterol regulator in many cases. Choleast by Thorne Research is the original strength formula. A double strength formulation of Choleast (Choleast-900) is also available. Recommended dose is 1-2 capsules per day or as directed by your healthcare professional. This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.
Red yeast rice can cause gastritis, abdominal discomfort, and elevated liver enzymes. It is possible that reactions similar to those caused by HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor drugs (statins) can be caused by red yeast; however, those adverse reactions have not been reported for red yeast rice extracts.
Choleast Facts: Two Capsules Contain:
Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpureus) 1.8 g. Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine. Contains ingredient derived from soy (rice).