If you’re interested in reducing your cholestrol level, especially bad cholestrol (LDL) and don’t want to take statins, this scientific study is worth a read.
Can red yeast rice and olive extract improve lipid profile and cardiovascular risk in metabolic syndrome?: a double blind, placebo controlled randomized trial
I’m taking in tablet form, red yeast rice (Monacolin K 10 mg) and Olive fruit extract (Hydroxytyrosol 10 mg). I intend to measure my LDL levels monthly to track improvement.
It has to be better than Statins which have side effects but I imagine Dr Alf who is quite fit anyway will succeed in regulating his LDL levels in any event.
On a broader point it seems that an ingredient in rhubarb kills off 50% of cancer cells and many of the afflictions we now treat with drugs can be treated with vegetables cooked properly and as a part of a well balanced diet.
Thanks John. I share your views on statins.
I was talking to a retired UK nurse about statins. She told me that the UK’s NHS offers the cheapest statins first – unfortunately, they have side affects.
There is serious scientific evidence to support the benefits of red yeast rice and olive extract. To be fair though, there’s liitle evidence about side affects