Re: Interaction with Red Yeast Rice?
Hello The Mayor!
I can confirm that RYR USED to contain Monacolin 'K' in the USA, (still does outside of the states) which has had it's molecular structure scientifically replicated and called...Lovastatin (Mevinolin) .
However, Monacolin 'K' having been stripped from production in recent years does not prevent the remaining combination of Monacolins from working as a statin. Why? because all Monacolins possess hydroxymethyglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase-inhibitory activity. To date there are 14 known Monacolins, so that leaves 13 others that have not been trialled. However, we can look at these as being the statins of the future.
But you have them today in their natural form.
In answer to your question my good friend....Vitamin B3 in moderate doses should not present any problems when taken at the same time as Monacolins.
Listen 'grasshopper' you have been away from this board too long and forgotten the 'masters' teachings.
Last edited by yackedar; 06-30-2010 at 11:46 AM.