The Natural Statin

There may now be an all-natural (and less expensive) alternative to statins. University of Pennsylvania researchers discovered that people who took 1,800 milligrammes of red yeast rice supplements twice a day for 6 months saw their LDL cholesterol levels drop 21%. That’s nearly the same reduction seen with many statins, but minus the muscle soreness those drugs can sometimes cause. If you’re on statins but want to explore a different option, ask your heart doctor about switching.

Photography by Levi Brown


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