My husband, non-diabetic, was taking Red Yeast Rice for a year or more. His cholesterol did come down, but when we told his doc, the doc (who is quite knowledgeable in eastern methods) told us that the Red Yeast Rice IS a statin. Because it is a supplement it is not regulated by the FDA and the quality and standards of the Rice is only measured by the company who sells it. ( I am not in favor of supplement regulation by the FDA.) When you are dealing with an item that can have dangerous side effects it is not wise to take something that is not properly regulated. If you took 5mg. of a generic statin that would be about the same as Red Yeast Rice. But it would be the same each time you took it.
Above is a photo of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s own Manny Hernandez with the stars of the Diabetes Co-Stars Video, “Strength in Numbers.” In case you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a new video making it’s way through the … Continue Reading
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading