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Researchers have again shown that it’s a crap shoot when it comes to buying red yeast rice supplements.
These are supplements that theoretically can lower cholesterol levels just like prescription statins, since they consist of rice fermented by a yeast that also makes a statin in the process.
The problem: Some red yeast pills contain none of the statin! And the others can vary 60-fold in their concentration of this potent ingredient. So you might get a little or you might get a lot.
But don’t look for that information on the labels. You won’t find it anywhere.