Overview

Red yeast rice is the product of rice fermented with a type of mold. People use red yeast rice as medicine.

Red yeast rice is most commonly taken by mouth to lower cholesterol.

The active ingredient in red yeast rice is the same as one of the active ingredients in prescription drugs called statins. Statins are used for high cholesterol. That's why red yeast rice has all the same possible side effects, drug interactions, and precautions as statins. You should talk with your healthcare provider if you plan to take red yeast rice.

How does it work ?

Red yeast rice supplements are made by growing a certain type of mold on rice in a controlled growing environment to allow high levels of the active ingredients to be formed. These active ingredients are the same as the prescription drugs known as "statins."

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