Choleast contains Monascus purpureus, a red-pigmented yeast grown on rice. Numerous studies in China and the United States have demonstrated that red yeast rice preparations are helpful in maintaining healthy blood cholesterol levels.* This is important, as maintaining optimal cholesterol levels has been shown to be one component of maintaining good cardiovascular health.*
Choleast-900 contains consistent amounts of the naturally-occurring monacolins found in red yeast rice, without standardization or fortification. In addition to natural monacolins, red yeast rice contains the phytosterols beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol, as well as isoflavones and trace minerals, all of which can contribute to cardiovascular health.*
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
Choleast-900 contains an ingredient derived from soy.
If pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive, do not use this product.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.
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.