Natural Alternative to Statins~
Allopathic doctors are beginning to catch onto the benefits of red yeast rice (monascus purpureus) as an effect and safe all natural alternative to statins for lowering cholesterol levels. Commonly used in Chinese medicine to treat cardiovascular and other health issues, red yeast rice is gaining in popularity here in the US.
Red yeast rice does not have the side effects commonly associated with statins -- elevated liver enzymers, which could lead to liver damage, and muscle pain and weakness. Many who can not tolerate statins are turning to red yeast rice with positive results. Their LDL cholesterol is lowered while the good cholesterol, HDL is not adversely impacted.
If you have high cholesterol levels and cannot tolerate statins, or choose not to take them, check out this all natural alternative.