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Ingredients in Red Yeast Rice Supplements Vary Widely

Is your supplement causing more harm than good? 

It is definitely a “buyer beware” world out there when it comes to purchasing supplements.  Unfortunately this is the case with many products, not just red yeast rice formulations.  The only way to have confidence in what you are taking is to follow the recommendation of your naturopathic physician.  Read on…

A recent study published Oct. 25 in Archives of Internal Medicine suggests there are widely inconsistent amounts of active ingredient in different formulations of popular red yeast rice supplements. The supplements are marketed as a way to lower cholesterol levels.

In addition, four of the 12 products included in the study had detectable levels of a potentially toxic compound called citrinin, which can damage the kidneys. The toxin is produced by a fungus.

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