Re: Red Yeast Rice and monacolin K
I took the $12 RYR and it lowered my LDL from 164 to 104 by my 6 months re-test. I also lost weight, so that could be a contributing factor.
I no longer take RYR. My husband had many adverse reactions to 8 years of statins, including RYR. Cognitive impairment, including several bouts of TGA (transient global amnesia), muscle atrophy, muscle/joint - aches/pains, visual disturbances (amaurosis fugax - visual distortion in one eye), just to name a few. He also took CoQ10 (statins deplete CoQ10), so it's scary to think of how much more severe his side effects could have been.
Our main concern at this point is maintaining healthy levels of triglycerides and inflammatory factors, such as, homocysteine, CRP (C-Reactive Protein) and Lp (a) - Lipoprotein (a).