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The Effect of Rizolip on Increased Lipids in Blood

Written by: Semira Harčević Vasilik, MD, Spec. of Family Medicine

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The Effect of Rizolip on Increased Lipids in Blood

In my everyday work, while analysing the laboratory results of my patients I have noticed an increasing number of patients with the increased level of lipids in blood, regardless of their age (ranging from a 10-year-old to a 79-year-old patient). This fact causes much concern because it is known that dyslipidemia and especially hypercholesteremia are risk factors for atherosclerosis and thus also for cardiovascular diseases caused by it. Pursuant to the European guidelines, the desirable values are as follows:

  • total cholesterol in blood lower than 5.0 µmol/l
  • atherogenic LDL cholesterol in blood lower than 3.0 µmol/l
  • protective HDL cholesterol above 1.0 µmol/l in men and above 1.2 µmol/l in women
  • tryglicerides lower than 2.0 µmol/l.

How to reach these values and thus protect the patient from a possible cardiovascular or cerebrovascular incident? In primary prevention, when only an increased level of lipids has been diagnosed and there are still no symptoms of a progressing vascular disease, along with a change of diet, non-smoking and increased physical activity, I recommend to my patients and upon their approval I introduce a pharmacologically efficient dietary supplement,Rizolip. Rizolip is a natural dietary supplement. These are the capsules with dry extract of rice fermented with yeast Monascus Purpureus. Fermented red yeast rice is rich in monacholins, natural inhibitors of the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, mostly known as statins. It has been scientifically confirmed that red yeast rice reduces cholesterol and triglycerides in blood and has been an efficient dietary supplement in the traditional Chinese medicine for more than 1,100 years. I have talked to the patients and analysed their dietary habits so far, the results of their earlier applied diets and/or possible therapy, as well as the obtained results of laboratory values in the context of the patients' complete health system and possible chronic, "permanent" therapy because of other diseases (comorbidity).



After the introduction of Rizolipom we agreed the dates of control visits and consultations, as well as the repetitions of laboratory tests. The patients did not receiveRizolip free of charge and were not sponsored. They were not invited for control visits subsequently but came spontaneously at their own discretion, in 4, 8, 12 or 16 weeks. I was only monitoring their visits and recording the decrease and/or increase of the initial values of lipids in 22 patients who took two capsules of Rizolip in the evening, after their last meal. The results are presented in the following graph:



Ukratko It can be concluded as follows:
  • Rizolip reduced the level of total cholesterol (15 – 24 %) and triglycerides (10 – 40 %), depending on the length of administration through 4, 8, 12 or 16 weeks, when the values were controlled
  • Rizolip also reduced LDL cholesterol (19 – 42 %)
  • Rizolipfavoured the „good and protective“ HDL cholesterol, the values of which started to grow after the first 8 weeks of administration
  • there were no observed interactions with other medicines taken simultaneously (antiepileptic drugs, antihypertensive drugs, drugs for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ulcus diseases and osteoporosis)
  • drug tolerance was good
  • no side effects were observed during administration of Rizolipa.

The question is what to recommend to patients with an increased level of lipids in blood. And the answer is – Rizolip! Why? Because it is efficient, has no harmful effects and is available in our pharmacies.
Once again it should be noted that we recommend and administer it exclusively in the primary prevention of vascular diseases, whereas for the secondary prevention (i.e. when the patient already has narrowed blood vessels and shows the first symptoms of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular diseases) the therapy with statins and other medicines is needed according to the recommendations of a cardiologist and/or neurologist.

We, physicians - but also you as our patients – should take a proactive attitude toward the prevention of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases because they are the most common cause of death both in our country and worldwide!
Rizolip can help us in this a great deal! !

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