Red Yeast Rice, has been cooked and also utilized for its medicial properties for a long time. It is made by fermenting the yeast, Monascus purpureu, over red rice. Red Yeast Rice has compounds such as Monacolin K, which is the same as Lovastatin (Sloan-Kettering). Statins, like Lovastatin, are very effective in decreasing LDL Cholesterol. However, due to regulations by the FDA, many Red Yeast Rice products on the market do not contain Monacolin anymore (UMMC).
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Gymnema Sylvestre is a natural herbal supplement that is used as a natural way to decrease blood sugar levels, lower triglycerides and help to fight obesity. When taking Gymnema Sylvestre , one has to be very careful of the very serious side effects that can occur so it has to be closely monitored (3 Health and Dietary Benefits of Gymnema Sylvestre).
Gymnema Sylvestre has been found to help control blood sugar levels in patients with type I and type II diabetes. Research... More