Red yeast to lower cholesterol. Better then prescription statins??

No. Red yeast contains lovastatin that's made naturally. Somebody's going to tell you that it's 'better' because it was grown in a lab rather than synthesized in a lab. That's your business. Cholesterol meds are life-and-death and if you want to take a preparation like red yeast that's not standardized, then that's your business. The key is that you are managing your cholseterol closely -- Good.

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Can I take red yeast plus a statin to lower cholesterol?

No. Not a good idea. Red yeast rice is actually a ministatin.- contains a small amount of lovastatin-the first marketed statin. It is not good to mix statins and the addition probably would not benefit you. Read more...
Not helpful. Ryr supplements sold in the us cannot by law have more than trace amounts of cholesterol lowering substances (monacolin k which is identical to lovastatin, a statin sold as mevacor). So, (1) not enough statin in ryr supplement to make a difference, and (2) should not mix statins together anyway. Read more...

Is red yeast good for lowering bad cholesterol. Then the statins that can harm u in the long run???

Lovastatin. The red rice yeast produces lovastatin naturally. Your decisions about cholesterol need to be made in conference with your physician. If a statin is right for you, it's your business whether you use a standardized dose of a synthetic or guess the content produced by a microbe. The safety record and health benefits of statins used appropriately seem pretty good. Be discerning. Read more...

Should I still take cholestoff and red yeast rice to reduce cholesterol level when just taking in liquids?

?clear liquids. If your liquids are clear liquids, there's no need to take cholesterol lowering medicine, but if your liquids include milk or cream based soups, you do. Read more...