Editorial by Shaklee Scientists
One of the components of red rice yeast is lovastatin, a statin drug used to control cholesterol. Lovastatin is a drug with potentially serious side effects. We do not recommend taking unregulated drugs like lovastatin, which should be in a prescribed dosage from a medical doctor who can tailor the dosage and provide follow-up (including blood tests to look for signs of muscle or liver damage,) to minimize the risk of side effects.
Shaklee Cholesterol Reduction Complex, on the other hand, is formulated with ingredients shown in clinical studies to support normal cholesterol levels.
Information provided by Shaklee Field Communications, 2008