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Should You Take CoQ10 and Red Yeast Rice Together?

CoQ10 is a potent antioxidant that is produced by most tissues in the human body. We get CoQ10 from the food we eat, and we make it ourselves to help protect our cells from oxidative damage.

There is a theoretical advantage to taking CoQ10 with statins, as the active compound in statins inhibits production of CoQ10 by […]

How to Reduce Cholesterol Levels with Red Yeast Rice

Over 70 million people take cholesterol medicine every day, making it about a $20 billion annual market.

While it’s certainly true that lowering your cholesterol can greatly reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke, is prescription medication really the best way to reduce cholesterol levels?

Making some simple dietary changes like reducing the amount of […]

Can You Add Red Yeast Rice to Your Smoothie?

Kicking off our Q&A Series, this question came in from one of our members: Can I open up my capsules of red yeast rice and add to a smoothie instead of taking them whole?

Absolutely. There’s nothing special about the red yeast rice capsule itself that enhances the effectiveness of your supplements. The only benefit to […]

Alcohol And Diabetes | The Effect of Red Wine on Diabetes

Alcohol and diabetes generally don’t go hand in hand. But what about red wine?

Its health benefits have been touted for almost as long as we’ve been drinking it. Now you may have another reason to enjoy your evening glass of wine.

According to a study published this week in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, red […]

Why Omega 3 Fatty Acids Are Your Best Friend

I was looking at my 10 month old boy the other day and marveling at the fact that he has quadrupled in size since birth, from 6 to 24 lbs. It dawned on me that the extra 18 lbs he didn’t have at birth had to come from only one place: the food that he […]