My husband was inching up on the bad cholesteral so the doctor wanted to put him on statins I told his doctor no thanks we will pass. I am going to put him on Red Yeast Rice. His cholestral was 246 last visit it went down to 216 also my cousin is in the same situation and she also takes red yeast rice. Now be advised I am NOT a doctor nor do I claim to have a medical degree of any kind. This is just for information only. You decide what you want to do with the information. I would however research it for yourself. Make sure that any vitamin, herb, mineral, or whatever you get is high quality. Wal mart brands is NOT what I am talking about either. I have done alot of research on these kind of things and have found alot of useful information that I can share with you if you like. I belong to several sites that teach natural instead of medicine and they were or are doctors. They have also taught stuff 2 or 3 years before main stream media ever picks up on the idea. So they have proven themselves to be of value in their information. We need to take control of our own health and not be at the mercy of the drug companys or the government. This is my humble opinion.