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[QUOTE=Arizona77;3360532]As mentioned before I took Red Yeast Rice daily for the past three years with outstanding results. However my Doctor told me regardless of my numbers with Niacin he will, "Not", allow me to take Red Yeast Rice anymore. His main concern as a Doctor was the resent FDA warning on Red Yeast Rice products.

Arizona77,

Here is a link to the FDA warning on RYR. As you mention, it specifically targets 3 different brands.

[url]http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01678.html[/url]

The FDA claims that these 3 brands contain too much lovastatin, and were probably enhanced with it. They were worried (supposedly) that patients might accidentally overdose and have health problems.

The 3 brands also made claims that their products are intended for the diagnosis, cure, prevention or treatment of diseases. This is
prohibited under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

So, unless you were on one of the brands mentioned, you are probably OK.

One thing to keep in mind though - RYR is only as high-quality as the manufacturer producing it - and if it is sourced from China, I personally would be worried about taking it until our government does something to ensure the quality of food and supplements coming into our country from foreign sources. Foreign suppliers are not subject to the same FDA inspection process that US firms are.

HubbleRules
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[QUOTE=HubbleRules;3361051]Arizona77,

Here is a link to the FDA warning on RYR. As you mention, it specifically targets 3 different brands.

[url]http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01678.html[/url]

The FDA claims that these 3 brands contain too much lovastatin, and were probably enhanced with it. They were worried (supposedly) that patients might accidentally overdose and have health problems.

The 3 brands also made claims that their products are intended for the diagnosis, cure, prevention or treatment of diseases. This is
prohibited under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

So, unless you were on one of the brands mentioned, you are probably OK.

One thing to keep in mind though - RYR is only as high-quality as the manufacturer producing it - and if it is sourced from China, I personally would be worried about taking it until our government does something to ensure the quality of food and supplements coming into our country from foreign sources. Foreign suppliers are not subject to the same FDA inspection process that US firms are.

HubbleRules
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Hi HubbleRules,

Thank you for your response. My Doctor also pointed out all the things you mentioned as well. My Doctor further stated Red yeast Rice is, “Not”, a proven treatment like Niacin or say a Statin etc. His main concern was what you advised. He was concerned about the dosage concentration which can and will very from brand to brand. Also he advised it is not proven to work as well as Niacin or an RX statin and all of this is fully quoting my Doctor. As mentioned I trust his judgment and I am sticking with the Niacin. He also said if my numbers do not turn out good which he already said the will as I take 2,000mg immediate release daily, he will then just adjust the Niacin dosage if needed. He assured me in full that Niacin will work just fine as he said it is a proven safe and a very effective treatment option.