-Chinese red yeast rice extract contains compounds which modify cholesterol metabolism and may promote cardiovascular health (Am J Clin Nutr 1999;69:231-6).
-Supplementary inositol hexaniacinate supports normal cholesterol and triglycerides levels (Artery 1980;8(2): 113-9) and inhibits release of adipose fatty acids during sleep (Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1979;16:11-15).
-Pantethine, a natural derivative of coenzyme A, has a favorable effect on blood lipids demonstrated in many studies (Atherosclerosis 1984;50:73-83; Angiology 1987;38:241-7).
-Chromium supplementation, probably through effects on insulin function, often helps influence the production and metabolism of LDL and HDL cholesterol, as well as triglycerides (J Adv Med 1995;8:37-50).
-Supplementation with CoQ-10 is recommended, as red yeast rice components may lower tissue levels of CoQ10.
-Vitamin E supplementation may support optimal protective high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level in some individuals (Isr J Med Sci 1987;23:869-72), and reduce the susceptibility of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol to oxidation (Arterioscler Thromb 1993;13:1779-89).