Heart Disease Community
This makes me mad
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

This makes me mad

My uncle Scott, post bypass, had a severe reaction to statin medication and had to stop taking it.  His wife found out about red yeast rice pills and bought them.  It worked!  His cholesterol plummeted as if he were on a statin.

Bearing that in mind, read this article:http://heartdisease.about.com/cs/cholesterol/a/Nrxcol_rry.htm
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Did FDA pull the pills under pressure from the big pharmaceutical companies, or were the actually concerned about our health?  It would seem that if they concerned about our health they would regulate all dietary supplements both for their safety and dosage.  Singling out red rice yeast supplements looks too much like caving in to industry profits.  More now than ever, I am believing we have the best government money can buy.
Blank
61536_tn?1340701763
I think what it comes down to is that the FDA regulates anything that is used to treat disease.  Since supplements effects on disease is somewhat controversial and not concrete across the board, they're not regulated.  In the case of red yeast rice, they found it contained lovastatin (sp?) which is basically similar to statin drugs given to treat high cholesterol - hence why red yeast rice worked so well.  So, the FDA was regulating it.  Apparently though some court deal overturned that, it is now allowed back on the shelf unregulated...but no longer contains lovastatin - rendering it completely useless.

So in summary, there was a good, cheap way to lower cholesterol, but the government screwed it up - quite probably due to pressure from the pharmaceutical companies who want to rule the world no matter how many of us they have to kill in the process.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Poison on the Platter
Nov 22 by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
The Unexpected Costs of Medicare
Nov 22 by gymdandee
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
LPNGirl07 commented on Feeling more kicks!
Nov 21
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA