Thorne Research, Choleast Red Yeast Rice 120 capsules


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    After a check of their cholesterol levels and the subsequent prescription for a lipid-lowering “statin” drug, many patients express concern over potential adverse effects of drug therapy. Choleast is a natural alternative to the prescription drugs most often used in this case. Choleast is a
    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.

    Supplement Facts

    Suggested Use

    2-4 capusles twice a day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

    Supplement Facts
    Each Capsule Contains
    Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpureus)
    600 mg
    Coenzyme Q10
    15 mg
    *Daily Value (DV) not established
    Warnings A woman who is pregnant, or might become pregnant, should not supplement with Choleast. Choleast is specifically contraindicated during pregnancy.

    Additional Information

    SKU TR-SF751
    Name Thorne Research, Choleast Red Yeast Rice 120 capsules
    UPC 693749751045
    MPN SF751
    Brand Thorne Research
    Form Capsule
    Shipping Weight 0.3000
    Serving Size 2
    Product Type Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Wheat Free, Yeast Free


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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    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.

    Published by Larisa15 on 2011-07-29 15:08:59
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    • Lowered my cholesterol 50 points in 7 weeks!

      1 people found the following refiew helpful

      Posted by Susan on November 7, 2010
      Not 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...............
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    • Naturally effective supplement to lower LDL!

      Posted by Susan on May 25, 2011
      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..
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    • How it made a difference with my cholestoral

      Posted by Choleast on May 24, 2012
      I am so happy to be taking Choleast. It has made a difference in my high 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.

      Thank you,
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      Posted by Debbie on November 18, 2011
      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.
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    • Great for Cholesterol Reduction!

      Posted by Kathleen on September 1, 2011
      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.
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    • Thorne Choleast is great

      Posted by DJ on January 25, 2012
      This 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

      Thank you!
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    • Amazingly Rapid Results!

      Posted by KT on January 26, 2011
      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 day
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    • First rate product, well handled by supplier

      Posted by Rick on July 21, 2011
      Choleast by Thorne keeps my cholesterol in check and I'm assured by my pharmacist that Thorne is highly competent.

      Your shipping was, as usual, spot on!
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    • excellent product

      Posted by Amy on July 8, 2011
      My cardiologist recommends Thorne choleast instead of the dreaded big pharm products. My cholesterol is totally under control now.
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    • Lowers cholesterol!

      Posted by michael on November 26, 2010
      My wife has been trialling your product and has tremendous results in lowering cholesterol but in particular LDL.
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