ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Meta-analysis adds evidence to association between omega-3 supplementation and lower heart rate

Friendly User's Guide for the Timing of Nutritional Supplements

The Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Increase Your Magnesium Intake

Love Your Lungs With Tomatoes and Apples

How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Naturally

Top Tips to Boost Your Immunity

Essential Oils Lower Blood Pressure

Vitamin D supplementation could ease IBS symptoms

11 Amazing Health Benefits of Using Baking Soda

Print Page
Email Article

What's All the Talk About Cholestin?

  [ 26 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Source: CNN • • March 25, 1999

A controversial dietary supplement sold in the U.S., Cholestin can lower cholesterol levels, according to two studies presented this week at a health conference in Florida.

Cholestin is made from rice fermented in red yeast (it's what gives Peking Duck and spareribs their red color). Cholestin is consistent with supplements that have been used in Chinese herbal medicine for thousands of years, says Dr. James Rippe, one of the co-authors of a study conducted in the U.S.

In the U.S. study, 233 elderly Americans dropped their cholesterol levels by 16 percent after taking the supplement for eight weeks. A second study conducted in China found 70 elderly people experiencing a 19% drop in cholesterol levels.

While figures from both studies seem impressive, Dr. Robert H. Eckel, chairman of the AHA's Nutrition Committee and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, would choose a prescription over the supplement. He says that cholesterol lowering prescription drugs currently on the market can decrease levels by 25-55% and these drugs are "well-tolerated, safe, and we've had experience with them for well over a decade." The American Heart Association seems to concur, saying that Cholestin's study results were preliminary and urged caution until long-term studies have been done on its safety and efficacy.

In spite of such advice, Pharmanex, the company that produces Cholestin, stands by their product and continues to visit physicians throughout the U.S., touting the benefits of their all-natural cholesterol treatment., March 25, 1999

NOTE: The CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Health Resource does not currently carry Cholestin. While we are intrigued by its results, we will wait until the product's safety and efficacy have been further tested.

Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Ultra ATP+, Double Strength

Article Comments

Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment

Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get Energized with Malic Acid & Magnesium
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Enhance Eyelashes Naturally Enhance Eyelashes Naturally
Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew
Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics
Can Pomegranates Slow Aging? Can Pomegranates Slow Aging?
Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A

ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
Credit Card Processing
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2018 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map