Red Rice Yeast Plus - The Cardiovascular System Tonic
(Formerly RGR - Same Formula New Name)
Red Rice Yeast Plus, beyond containing the red rice yeast, also contains extracts of reishi mushroom and guggullipid (an extract of myrrh), both of which have their own health-promoting benefits to promote cardiovascular health and assist in normalizing unhealthy lipid profiles.
Each 500mg capsule contains a proprietary blend of:
90mg Reishi extract (Ganoderma lucidum fruiting body / 10% polysaccharides)
90mg Guggulipid extract (Commiphora mukul resin / 2.5% guggulsterones Z & E)
Vegetarian capsules (Hypromellose, kappa-Carrageenan), silicon dioxide
Take 2 capsules 3 times per day or as directed by your healthcare provider.
More about People's Herbs Red Rice Yeast Plus:
Modern life has brought with its many advantages also new medical challenges. Whereas in the past it was acute infections that killed people, now it is chronic degenerative diseases that prove our undoing. Many of these new diseases are commonly attributed to lifestyle factors: Poor diet high in processed foods that lack nutritional density, stressors such as too much work, too little sleep, economic insecurity, poor water and air quality, and so on. The American diet has in fact changed dramatically in the last 100 years. Our soil has become depleted, resulting in crops that offer a mere shadow of the nutritional punch that they once did.
Common everyday American food products have also undergone a radical shift. Many supermarket foods are now loaded with sugar or high fructose corn syrup, cheap oils and excess salt. As a result we are witnessing an obesity epidemic, and clearly we are the ones responsible with the industrial food system we have built.
In recent years our thinking on what is healthy when it comes to fats and oils has undergone a radical shift. The lipid hypothesis (the theory that cholesterol-containing animal fats lead to heart disease) has been thoroughly debunked and overturned. It is no longer accepted in scientific circles that foods containing cholesterol lead to the development of plaques in your arteries. Actually a full 75% of the cholesterol in the body is produced in our own liver. This is a good thing, since cholesterol is an essential building block in all of our cell membranes. Much more problematic than cholesterol in the diet are the added sugars and refined simple carbohydrates.
We now know that lifestyle factors are crucial in moving a skewed lipid profile in a healthier direction. We need adequate vitamin-D levels, good sleep, a more balanced omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, heart-healthy foods like coconut oil, olive oil, organic grass-fed meats, nuts and seeds, low stress, and regular exercise. But what to do if even all that is not enough or when we need faster results than lifestyle changes can provide? That is when People’s Herbs Red Rice Yeast Plus can help.
Red rice yeast is actually a traditional ingredient in Asia where it was used mainly as a coloring agent for certain foods. It derives from a fungus that grows on rice. It was thought to have a mild digestion-supporting action, but it was not seen as an important substance with significant healing properties. It was only in modern research that it was discovered to have certain chemical constituents in very low dose that are found in a statin drug. It also contains related compounds, differentiating it from the pure statin drugs.
Red Rice Yeast Plus, beyond containing the red rice yeast, also contains extracts of reishi mushroom and guggullipid (an extract of myrrh), both of which have their own health-promoting benefits. Both assist in normalizing unhealthy lipid profiles. Together these three ingredients combine to deliver the help that many Americans need, especially if they make the needed lifestyle adjustments. The result is a product that provides overall tonic action for the cardiovascular system.
Be aware that there is a problem if cholesterol is lowered too much; there is a range you want to target, not ever lower numbers. This is well established in the medical literature. What this means is that only patients with total cholesterol and/or LDL levels well outside the normal range should use a red rice yeast product. And they should retest periodically and go off the product when their lipid profile is again in the healthy range. It would be wise to supplement with Co Q-10 while on red rice yeast, just as one needs to do when on a statin.