Red Yeast Rice to Check Rise in High Cholesterol

vpaulose By vpaulose, 5th Jan 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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High cholesterol or LDL is the red signal of heart health. Changes in food habits and lifestyle in modern days have caused rise in cholesterol. High cholesterol is the cause of many health problems that lead to fatal ends. Here is an ancient Chinese remedy used to check the dangerous rise in high cholesterol.

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Modern health world is going from bad to worse, facing more complicated health issues, in the changing lifestyle of globalized world. People want immediate solutions for all their problems, including health problems. Hence they prefer to swallow some pills and suppress the symptoms. They do not have time to spend for their health care. “I have no time” has become the modern excuse for everything. This has made them seek for conventional treatments and omit natural remedies of health care which are otherwise called Complementary and Alternative medicines(CAM).

Red labeled cholesterol

Everyone knows about the dangers of high cholesterol. Although there are genetic factors in causing high cholesterol, overweight, sedentary lifestyle, junk foods loaded with saturated fat, etc. of the technological age have increased the number of people with high cholesterol. Rise in LDL cholesterol plays a major role in hardening and narrowing of the arteries, causing the development of atherosclerosis. High cholesterol should be lowered to maintain heart health.

Natural remedies to check the rising of LDL cholesterol

There are many natural remedies that can lower bad cholesterol(LDL) and increase the good cholesterol(HDL). Alternative medicines suggest home remedies such as garlic, red yeast rice, policosanol, fenugreek seeds, etc. to manage cholesterol level. Red yeast rice is a traditional Chinese substance made by fermenting a type of yeast called monascus purpureus that is formed on rice.

Red yeast rice to maintain cholesterol level

Chinese and people of some Asian countries have been using red yeast rice for many centuries as food as well as medicinal substance. It has been found effective in controlling high cholesterol and promoting heart health.

Red yeast rice to maintain cholesterol level

How does red yeast rice reduce high cholesterol?

Recent researchers have discovered that this ancient preparation of red yeast rice contains more than a dozen substances similar to prescription drugs in the statin family, which are available in the modern market. These statin drugs such as Pravachol and Mevacor are used by the modern health world have more side effects than red yeast rice.

US and Chinese studies using various forms of red yeast rice have discovered that red yeast rice has more potential in lowering LDL cholesterol.

Safe use of red yeast rice suggested

Since red yeast rice contains substances similar to statin drugs, it has the risks and side effects of those drugs. It should not be combined with erythromycin or other statin drugs or even with drinking of grape fruit juice. It has to be used under the guidance of a physician only.

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Ancient Remedy, Chinese, Less Side Effects, Lower High Cholesterol, Modern Discoveries, Natural, Not Use With Certain Drugs, Only Under Physicians Guidance, Red Yeast Rice, Similar To Statin Drugs

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
6th Jan 2013 (#)

oh oh oh Yes...have been taking red rice for ages now...much prefer to chemical stuff...thanks for this VP...great!

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author avatar vpaulose
6th Jan 2013 (#)

Thanks CN.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
7th Jan 2013 (#)

wonderful....thank you vpaulose...

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author avatar vpaulose
7th Jan 2013 (#)

Thank you.

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