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

Ratings and Reviews

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    • Verified Buyer


      from Los Angeles on 5/04/2022
      I've been taking this (2 capsules each night) for 3 months and my cholesterol and LDL both went down 100 points. I still can't believe it! My functional MD recommended it and I'm thrilled with the results. Also following a diet full of quality animal protein, good fats and lots of vegetables and minimizing sugars and starches.


      It works! And, it costs me about 68 cents per day.


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      This stuff really works!

      from CENTENNIAL CO on 4/10/2022
      Brought my cholesterol down in 6 months' time...from 240 back down to 140!! No statin required :).




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      Helps Control Cholesterol

      from Tucson on 7/30/2021
      I have been taking Red Yeast Rice for many years and along with a (reasonably) healthy diet and exercise I have been able to keep my cholesterol in the normal range. With the pandemic closing the gym, I was exercising much less and not eating as well I normally would. My new doctor --who is an integrative medicine practitioner--suggested this brand of Red Yeast Rice specifically when I was ready to order again as I was taking another brand. I have not had my cholesterol tested since I started this so cannot speak to its efficacy based on that, but I say if my doc who knows alternative medicine, recommends it, I have to say I recommend it too. I will try to remember to update when I get my blood work done in three months.


      My doc recommends this specific brand. I have been using Red Rice for many years with good results.


      It costs more than other brands I have used.
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    • Red Yeast Rice

      from Indiana on 4/30/2021
      Helps to control my cholesterol levels.


      Helps to keep cholesterol within required levels.


      Can be a little difficult to swallow. So make sure you drink at least 8oz of water when taking pills.
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      from WA on 12/31/2020
      Was told to take this by my naturopath provider for high cholesterol.


      Natural and seems to be working to lower my cholesterol.


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    • Choleast

      from Umpqua, OR on 10/03/2020
      Taken to reduce cholesterol levels


      It works.


      Wish it was less expensive.
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      Too lower cholesterol

      from PARMA OH on 7/30/2020
      I bought this just before I saw my DO after some blood work which showed I was slightly above in my cholesterol. (207). My DO said I don't need to worry about my cholesterol since my overall cholesterol is very good and due to my mostly healthy vegan diet as well as my healthy exercise regime. I did take it for a couple of weeks before learning that the brain needs cholesterol to function properly and that one shouldn't worry if cholesterol is slightly high due to healthy reasons.


      Thorne is a high quality product.


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    • Pleased

      from Florida on 6/14/2020
      Was thrilled how fast I received it. I haven’t had my bloodwork done yet to see if it’s working.
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      Be healthy without cholesterol meds

      from Warrington PA on 4/26/2020
      My husband takes this daily as it keeps his cholesterol where it needs to be.


      No pain and stiffing of joints while taking Thorne red yeast rice. So much healthier than chemical medication.


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      Cholesterol fighter

      from Orland Park IL on 2/20/2020
      What a great product. After taking Choleast for few months,my cholesterol level went down more than 20 points. My doctor could not believe it and recommended to continue with it. Also it is all natural, so no known side effects in the long term use. I will continue to take it daily and will spread the good word about the healthy benefits of Choleast.


      Works for me.


      A little pricey, but it works, so it doesn't really matter.
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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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