When is the best time of day to take red yeast rice?
As with certain prescription statin drugs, bedtime is likely the best time to take red yeast rice, as explained in the ConsumerTips section of the Red Yeast Rice Supplements Review >>
(However, be aware that rarely, taking red yeast rice at night has been reported to cause insomnia
in some people.)
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This CL Answer initially posted on 8/19/2017.