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  • MET SYN-568R (Supports Healthy Cholesterol)

    Product UPC# 624917081015

    Item# AOR08101

  • Suggested Retail Price*: $74.96
  • Our Price: $59.97
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Natural, statin-free supplement to support healthy cardiovascular function
  • Statin-free supplement to support normal cardiovascular function
  • Supports healthy cholesterol levels
  • No statin-associated side effects of muscle pain

    It is estimated that more than 34 percent of adults in the United States have metabolic syndrome, and the risk of developing it increases with age. Metabolic syndrome presents in the form of myriad conditions—increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels—all of which can increase your risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

    For many adults in the U.S., a poor diet, lack of exercise, and family history may all have a negative impact on cholesterol levels. As per the CDC, more than 102 million Americans age 20 and older have total cholesterol levels at or above the normal, healthy level of 200 mg/dL. Out of that 102 million, more than 35 million have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, putting them at high risk for heart disease.

    Cholesterol is a fatty substance that cannot dissolve in blood and is carried around the body by proteins. There are two main types of cholesterol: LDL (low-density lipoprotein), which is known as the “bad” cholesterol because it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease; and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) known as the “good” cholesterol because it helps to protect against cardiovascular disease.

    Red yeast rice is made by fermenting a type of yeast called Monascus purpureus, a traditional Chinese culinary and medicinal product grown on white rice. Red yeast rice has been clinically shown to promote healthy cholesterol levels.

    The fermentation of red yeast rice results in the production of a number of different compounds, including various monacolins, monascin, and ankaflavin, that are used to manage cholesterol levels.

    One of red yeast rice compounds, monacolin K, is chemically identical to lovastatin, a synthetically produced pharmaceutical drug used in cholesterol management. Since these compounds are identical, they can exhibit the same side effects, such as muscle pain and breakdown. AOR’s Red Yeast Rice is subjected to a process that removes monacolin K, which means that it will not produce statin-like side effects. Rather, its benefits are due to the other compounds in red yeast rice extract which also have cholesterol balancing activity, and do not produce these side effects.

    AOR’s MET SYNC-568-R™ promotes healthy cardiovascular function without the undesirable side effects of the monacolin K.

    • Directions

      Directions: Adult Dosage: Take 1 softgel 1-2 times per day with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner

    • Ingredients

      Ingredients: 1 Capsule supplies:
      Red Yeast Rice extract 110 mg
      (3% monascin 3 mg, 1% ankaflavin 1 mg)
      Monacolin K free. Patent US 8,097,259 B2
      Other Ingredients: Organic Rice Hull Concentrate, Corn Starch and Capsule (hypromellose, glycerin and purified water).
      Monacolin K free. Patent US 8,097,259 B2
      AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Made without wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, soy, sesame seeds, sulfites, mustard, dairy, eggs, fish or shellfish or any animal by-product.
      Gluten Free Non-GMO Soy Free Vegan

      Warning: Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your physician if you have a medical condition, or are taking any medication. If you experience muscle pain, tenderness and/ or weakness, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner. Keep out of reach of children.