Choleast (red yeast rice powder) is derived from Monascus purpureus WENT, an organism grown on rice. After centuries of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine, it was discovered that red yeast rice is a potent inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase (HMG-CoA reductase), the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. The fatty acids, phytosterols, isoflavones, and proteins in Choleast help maintain a healthful balance of cholesterol and related blood lipids in the body. Thorne Research's Choleast combines red yeast rice powder with coenzyme Q10.
Ingredients and Recommended Use
2-4 capsules or as directed by your health care practitioner.
WARNING: A woman who is pregnant, or might become pregnant, should not supplement with Choleast. Choleast is specifically contraindicated during pregnancy.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
Adverse events of gastritis, abdominal discomfort, elevated liver enzymes, and muscle pain have been reported following the use of red yeast rice-containing products.
This product may cause a temporary and harmless red coloring of the stool.