Red Yeast Rice (Monascus Purpureus)


• Patients taking other cholesterol-lowering medications should consult a healthcare provider before taking red yeast rice-containing products.

• Red yeast rice contains the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor mevinolin; therefore should not be taken at the same time as prescription HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) as this may result in excessive levels of this cholesterol-lowering substance.

• Due to the presence of mevinolin in red yeast rice, users should consider undergoing periodic monitoring of liver function.

• Individuals with a history of liver disease and pregnant or lactating women should consult their healthcare provider prior to taking this product.



• Red Yeast Rice is contraindicated in individuals with a hypersensitivity or allergy to rice or yeast.



Heartburn, abdominal discomfort or bloating



Body aches or stiffness

This supplement is generally well tolerated.

If you develop severe muscle pain, tenderness or weakness, especially if associated with flu-like symptoms, stop red yeast rice and call your healthcare provider as soon as possible.



• Avoid grapefruit juice or excessive alcohol while taking red yeast rice.

Dosage:      • Each tablet contains 600 mg of Red Yeast Rice.

Take 2 tablets (1200mg) twice a day.



• Cholesteneä by High Performance Formulas is recommended and available at:          Phone 1-215-321-8170

                                                     Fax     1-215-321-8175

      Phone 1-888-228-6650

                                                     Fax     1-412-220-8760

• Since the FDA does not regulate nutritional supplements, other formulations of red yeast rice may or may not be as effective as the High Performance Formulas brand.