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Reason for taking: Cholesterol
4/16/2015 3:16:24 AM

Reviewer: Veronica , 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took this for 3 months for high cholesterol. My cholesterol dropped 40 points was very pleased with that. Downside... I have had muscle spasms and uncontrollable twitching /jumping they call restless leg syndrome (guess they ran out of big words). They cannot find anything wrong with me now. They don't know whar causes this but I know it didn't start until I started taking red ri ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Cholesterol
4/7/2015 2:50:35 PM

Reviewer: spartaclay, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
WOW! HORRIBLE REACTION!! I took this Red Yeast Rice for over a year to lower cholesterol, may have helped a bit. BUT, I believe it is what caused my gallbladder to go haywire. Emergency surgery, was told I had a 1 in 3 chance of making it of surgery (I'm in fine health otherwise) gallbladder was septic and calcified--TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE. Prescribed by my MD.

Reason for taking: Cholesterol
3/13/2015 3:26:48 PM

Reviewer: Dancer , 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am a 54 yo female in excellent physical condition. Routine blood work showed a 100+ increase in total cholesterol. Triglycerides and LDL also went up. The change in bloods may be due to the stress of my husband's sudden death 1.5 years prior. I took a combination of red yeast rice and omega-3. Triglycerides and LDL remain high.

Reason for taking: Cholesterol
2/3/2015 7:21:55 PM

Reviewer: Polwop, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
2400 mg daily. No side effects. Reduced high cholesterol significantly. Product brand is PURITAN'S PRIDE.

Reason for taking: Cholesterol
1/23/2015 9:26:21 PM

Reviewer: AMC, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have an extremely low tolerance to medications - had severe side effects with everything prescribed. Tried Red Yeast Rice store brand - not much success. Tried Coratin made by Metagenics - it has plant sterol combination - within 3 months my overall cholesterol went from 246 to 188. I do pay attention to my diet as well, but I had been doing that even with the 246 level. So far I have had no ... Show Full Comment

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