Marked variability of monacolin levels in commercial red yeast rice products: buyer beware!

  title={Marked variability of monacolin levels in commercial red yeast rice products: buyer beware!},
  author={R. Gordon and Tod Cooperman and W. Obermeyer and D. Becker},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={170 19},
  • R. Gordon, Tod Cooperman, +1 author D. Becker
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Archives of internal medicine
  • BACKGROUND Red yeast rice (RYR) is a widely available dietary supplement used by millions of patients as an alternative therapy for hyperlipidemia. [...] Key Method Laboratory analyses of RYR products were conducted by, White Plains, New York. RESULTS There was marked variability in the 12 RYR products in total monacolins (0.31-11.15 mg/capsule), monacolin K (lovastatin) (0.10-10.09 mg/capsule), and monacolin KA (0.00-2.30 mg/capsule).Expand Abstract
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