20 June 2006

High Cholesterol: Red Yeast Rice is Better, Safer, and Cheaper

Dr. Wright sounds off on Red Yeast Rice


The drug giants knew they'd be in trouble if word got out about red yeast rice...

Not only did studies show that this ancient Asian edible slashed cholesterol an average of 40 points in just 3 months, it did so without any side effects whatsoever. What's more, it was growing more and more widely available, for far less money than statin drugs - and without the need for a prescription...

So what did those fat-cat drug executives do? They went to court...

Their "grounds" for suing? Red yeast rice extract contains a natural form of lovastatin , the same active ingredient found in patented Mevacor, one of the major cholesterol drugs...

The first time the drug companies took red yeast rice makers to court, however, the judge quite rightly threw the case out . But the pharmaceutical industry's deep pockets ensured that they'd be able to press the case until they got what they wanted. After appealing, they got their verdict...

And with one stroke of the gavel, makers of safe, natural, un-patent-able red yeast rice extract suddenly found themselves in violation of Federal law.

When the decision was handed down, the FDA was waiting in the wings. As though on command from the patent-drug cartel, they quickly banned red yeast rice extract from stores, mail-order sellers and all other sources - before its makers could regroup and file an appeal or suit of their own.