Thorne   Choleast™ (Red Yeast Rice) - 120 Capsules

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Item Number: TR1046
Serving Size: 1 Capsule Servings per Container: 120
Price per Serving:  $0.32 Price per Unit*: $0.32 per Capsule
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The main ingredient in Thorne's Choleast is a red-pigmented yeast called Monascus purpureus that is grown on rice. Many studies have shown that this red yeast may support heart health when added to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

The yeast in Choleast contains naturally occurring substances called monacolins and phytosterols campesterol‚ sigmasterol‚ and beta-sitosterol.

At least 15 mg of CoQ10 is in each capsule of Choleast. Coenzyme Q10 is necessary for basic cell functioning‚ but the body’s levels of it naturally decline with age. Those with a CoQ10 deficiency may notice changes in memory and cognitive function. Supplementing with CoQ10 can enhance antioxidant activity‚ thus reducing harmful lipid oxidation in the body.

Thorne goes to great lengths to ensure that each capsule only contains minimal amounts of citrinin‚ an unavoidable mycotoxin that comes as a result of the fermentation process. Mycotoxins‚ which can be found in larger quantities in many competing products‚ may cause inflammation and other undesirable side effects. Under testing‚ Choleast was found to contain less than 1/20 of the standard rates of citrinin found in red yeast rice products.

Choleast also contains higher concentrations of naturally occurring monacolins. Some competitors may reach similar levels‚ but they do so through fortification (adding monacolins after the fermentation process). Choleast is produced to be in compliance with GMP regulations‚ so that means you can trust the strength‚ composition‚ identity‚ and purity of each ingredient.

Each bottle of Choleast contains 120 vegetarian capsules in order to promote cardiovascular well-being.

Thorne strives to provide pure‚ high-quality supplements to people looking to enhance their health and well-being. Its products are commonly used in prestigious research studies‚ and are recommended by many doctors and health care practitioners. Thorne always goes the extra mile to ensure their dietary supplements are safe and effective for immune-compromised‚ allergic‚ and chemically sensitive patients.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.

  • MFG # SF751
  • UPC # 693749751045
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Servings Size: One Capsule
Servings Per Container: 120

One Capsule Contains / %DV

Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpureus) 600 mg / *
Coenzyme Q10 15 mg / *

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule‚ Leucine.

Contains ingredient derived from soy (rice).

Gluten Free.

Take as recommended by your health professional.

This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

Choleast contains an ingredient derived from soy.

If pregnant‚ nursing‚ or trying to conceive‚ do not use this product.

There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.

Adverse events of gastritis‚ abdominal discomfort‚ elevated liver enzymes‚ and muscle pain have been reported following the use of red yeast rice-containing products.

This product may cause a temporary and harmless red coloring of the stool.

Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool‚ dry place.

  • Egg Free
  • Gluten Free
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup Free
  • Nut Free
  • Peanut Free

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  • Question:
    Can my husband take Choleast? Of course, I would clear with nephrologist first.
    Deborah on 4/23/2018 Answer:
    • Hi Deborah, we do apologize but we would not be able to know if this product can be helpful for your husband. Also yes, we do recommend speaking with your health care practitioner to know safely and accurately if this is best for him.
      PureFormulas on 4/26/2018
  • Question:
    I may have hypercholesterolemia. Citrinin, a mycotoxin.....more on its inflammatory effect. I've had chronic, systemic inflammation for 20 years; have used many supplements, dietary changes and now bio-identical hormones to address this inflammation. If I took Choleast how might it effect me in inflammation terms????
    Carol Geroux on 8/30/2014 Answer:
    • Hello Carol, thank you for contacting PureFormulas. Nutrients may act differently from person to person. We suggest contacting your health care practitioner for more information. 
      Raisa on 9/02/2014

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