lipid-lowering supplement containing red yeast rice, Monascus purpureus, a red-pigmented yeast grown on rice. Red yeast rice has been found to significantly benefit blood lipid levels, including total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Numerous scientific studies in China and the United States have proven red yeast rice preparations to be helpful in establishing normal blood lipid levels. This is important, as maintaining optimal cholesterol and triglyceride levels has been shown to reduce the incidence of myocardial infarction.
Red yeast rice appears to exert its influence on blood lipids by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase; the lipid-lowering “statin” drugs inhibit this enzyme as well. In contrast to drugs that contain one isolated synthetic HMG-CoA-reductase-inhibiting molecule, red yeast rice contains nine
naturally-occurring HMG-CoA reductase-inhibitor compounds, phytosterols (beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol), isoflavones, and trace minerals. There is scientific evidence that inhibition of HMG-CoA reductase, in addition to inhibiting cholesterol biosynthesis, can also inhibit production of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), the ubiquitous antioxidant and energy-producing nutrient vital to mitochondrial function. While it remains to be researched whether red yeast rice can cause this same deficiency in humans, one animal study suggests this is a possibility. To safeguard against CoQ10 depletion, Choleast contains 15 mg CoQ10 per capsule.
2-4 capusles twice a day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
|Warnings||A woman who is pregnant, or might become pregnant, should not supplement with Choleast. Choleast is specifically contraindicated during pregnancy.|
|Name||Thorne Research, Choleast Red Yeast Rice 120 capsules|
|Product Type||Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Wheat Free, Yeast Free|
Choleast is easy to take and works for me in lowering my cholestrol level without Rx drugs. I like the regular Choleast product 600mg because it contains CoQ10 which you need to take if you take statins. The statins in this product are a more natural form from red yeast rice so they are not as harsh as those in Rx drugs. My lab tests reveal my lowered cholestrol and it is normal now.
Lowered my cholesterol 50 points in 7 weeks!
1 people found the following refiew helpfulNot all red yeast rice extract is the same! Thorne research extract has an added coenzyme that protects the liver as well. My physician checks my liver metabolism with my blood work for cholesterol as well. Thorne extract lowers cholesterol with no side effects. Without changing a thing, Thorne extract works...............Was this review helpful to you?
Naturally effective supplement to lower LDL!My cholesterol was above 200 and my physician was recommending cholesterol medication. My sister had told me that she was taking Thorne red yeast rice capsules and that it lowered her count by 50 points in 6 weeks taking 4 capsules daily! I requested that my doctor give me the opportunity to try as well! In 5 weeks, my total count lowered by 30 points without any other changes to my lifestyle. My liver metabolism is checked with my blood work and all results are normal. I have not experienced any side effects. This is a great alternative to getting you back on track quickly......I have been on this for over a year and love the peace of mind it gives me..Was this review helpful to you?
How it made a difference with my cholestoralI am so happy to be taking Choleast. It has made a difference in my high chlosterol....to be lower and my doctor is very pleased to see this decline after taking my Choleast 3 months.
I recommended this to my friends that are having the same issues I had before taking this and now they are happy with there results.
I always take herbs or natural health choices for my own health and feel better about it than taking the drugs that the doctors prescribe.
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I LOVE CHOLEAST!Many years ago my doctor put me on a prescription medication for my high cholesterol. It caused liver problems, so I had to find an alternative to keep my cholesterol in check. I began taking Choleast, and within two months my cholesterol was in the normal range -- and with no side effects! This is a great product, and I recommend it to everyone who needs help with keeping their cholesterol numbers down.Was this review helpful to you?
Great for Cholesterol Reduction!For nearly my entire adult life I've battled high cholesterol, regardless of dietary changes & exercise. Only since adding Choleast to my diet have I seen a dramatic reduction. That means NO statins for this girl.Was this review helpful to you?
Thorne Choleast is greatThis product was first introduced to me by my naturopathic physician for elevated cholesterol. I researched where to purchase the product and have been very pleased with healthdesigns.com.
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Amazingly Rapid Results!Thorne Research, Choleast Red Yeast Rice lowered my overall cholesterol from 288 to 207 in 2 months without side effects. I take 4 capsules spaced throughout the dayWas this review helpful to you?
First rate product, well handled by supplierCholeast by Thorne keeps my cholesterol in check and I'm assured by my pharmacist that Thorne is highly competent.
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excellent productMy cardiologist recommends Thorne choleast instead of the dreaded big pharm products. My cholesterol is totally under control now.Was this review helpful to you?
Lowers cholesterol!My wife has been trialling your product and has tremendous results in lowering cholesterol but in particular LDL.Was this review helpful to you?