Red Yeast Rice (Monascus Purpureus)
 
 

CAUTIONS:

• 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.

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CONTRAINDICATIONS:

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

 

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

Heartburn, abdominal discomfort or bloating

Dizziness

Headache

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.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

• 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.

 

WHERE TO BUY:

• Cholesteneä by High Performance Formulas is recommended and available at:

 www.hpfonline.com          Phone 1-215-321-8170

                                                     Fax     1-215-321-8175

            www.healthyorigins.com    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.