RYR, Cholesterol Management, Red Yeast Rice 120 Capsules

RYR Cholesterol Management Red Yeast Rice Supplement 120 Capsules

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India’s only natural cholesterol management supplement, Unived’s RYR is proven to increase HDL and lower LDL and triglyceride levels. RYR offers 600mg pure vegetarian Red Yeast Rice per capsule. RYR is standardized to 0.4% monacolin K, the active ingredient proven to lower cholesterol. RYR is registered by the Vegan Society – UK, and is appropriate for Jains and vegans.

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Red Yeast Rice is rice that is fermented with the yeast Monascus purpureus. There are many strains of the yeast Monascus purpureus, and one of them, the ‘Went’ strain, when appropriately fermented, yields 0.4% monacolin K. 

Research has found Red Yeast Rice to be as effective as and in certain cases more effective than cholesterol lowering drugs.[1] Unived’s RYR is a natural product, standardized to 0.4% monacolin K, the international standard for safe, cholesterol lowering Red Yeast Rice.

  • RYR is more efficacious and better tolerated as compared to synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs.Red Yeast Rice to be as effective as and in certain cases more effective than cholesterol lowering drugs
  • Red Yeast Rice is clinically proven to decrease LDL by 20-30% and increase HDL by 14-20%.[2]
  • Unived’s RYR has no known side-effects unlike the synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs which are associated with cell death, impaired memory, liver toxicity, muscle damage, and CoQ10 depletion.[3,4,5,6]
  • Unived’s RYR is vegan and encapsulated in 100% vegetarian capsules made from plant derived cellulose.

Natural RYR vs synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs

Natural RYR vs synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs


Red Yeast Rice is a traditional Chinese concept demonstrated through several studies, to lower lipid levels. Red Yeast Rice, also known as Monascus purpureus rice, is derived from the ‘Went‘ strain of M. pupureus, and is prepared by the traditional rice fermentation method. Synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs came into the market in the late 70s when the cholesterol lowering agent was isolated by scientists from the Aspergillus oryzae.[7] Monascus and Aspergillus were both being studied at the same time.

Chemical structure and composition

Monacolin K is the key ingredient of Red Yeast Rice whereas it’s also the key ingredient of some synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs. A popular cholesterol lowering drug and monacolin K have an identical chemical structure and both work as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors causing inhibition of cholesterol synthesis in the liver.

However unlike synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs, Red Yeast Rice also contains nutritional elements such as proteins, sterols, isoflavone and its glycosides, unsaturated fatty acids, saponin and sapogenins and some trace elements[8] – these enhance the cholesterol lowering action of Red Yeast Rice.[9] Its active constituents include monacolin K, dihydromoncolin, and monacolin I to VI.[10]


Red Yeast Rice is more efficacious than some synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs. In one of the trials comparing the effects of Red Yeast Rice and another synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs, subjects with high cholesterol were given either 2,400mg of Red Yeast Rice or 20mg of Pravacol. 12 weeks later, Red Yeast Rice was not only found to be more effective, it was also better tolerated than cholesterol lowering drug.[1]

While cholesterol lowering drugs will only lower LDL – Unived’s RYR effectively reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol as well as triglyceride levels and improves HDL (good) cholesterol levels.[11]

RYR is proven to increase HDL levels by 14-20%.

Safety: Side-effects of Red Yeast Rice

Synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs are popularly prescribed to treat individuals with high cholesterol, due to their cholesterol lowering effect.

  • Several trials evaluating the effect of cholesterol lowering drug therapy, report significant depletion in blood CoQ10 levels, more so when cholesterol lowering drugs are taken at higher doses and most notably in the elderly.[5]
  • Synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs can have several side-effects including impaired memory, liver damage, muscle loss.
  • Cholesterol lowering drug treatment can modify expression of genes and may be involved in cell death.[13]
  • A particular cholesterol lowering drug was withdrawn from the US market in 2001 due to 52 deaths attributed to the drug-induced rhabdomyolysis causing kidney failure.[14]

Unived’s RYR contains Red Yeast Rice that is free from citrinin and any other impurities. Red Yeast Rice and therapeutic lifestyle may offer a lipid lowering option for treating patients with a history of cholesterol lowering drug therapy intolerance.[11]

Red Yeast Rice contains 0.4% monacolin K which is similar in structure and function to cholesterol lowering drugs but is free from the associated side-effects.[4] Unived’s RYR has no known side-effects.

Therapeutic dosages

Daily intake of RYR – standardized Red Yeast Rice – assists you in managing your cholesterol without the adverse effects attributed to cholesterol lowering drugs. Each capsule contains 600mg of Red Yeast Rice standardized to 0.4% monacolin K – the international standard for cholesterol lowering Red Yeast Rice. 2400mg of standardized Red Yeast Rice is the ideal dosage to lower LDL and triglycerides, and increase HDL.

Suggested use

Suggested use of RYR Supplement
As a dietary supplement, we recommend you consume two vegetarian capsules, twice a day. This gives you 2400mg of Red Yeast Rice every day – the required dose for effective cholesterol management.
We do not recommend you to consume RYR, if you are already consuming synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs. You must first stop the consumption of cholesterol lowering drugs, and then begin RYR. It is not recommended to take cholesterol lowering drugs & RYR together. 
If you are pregnant, nursing, breast-feeding; or if you are undergoing any serious medical complications, please do not consume any products on your own without the full knowledge and guidance of your doctor/physician. 

What is RYR – Red Yeast Rice

Red Yeast Rice is a unique produce of culture, an ideal example of how natural remedies are embedded in our traditional culinary practices. A staple diet in many Asian countries, Red Yeast Rice is used to make rice wine, for flavor, and to preserve the flavor and color of fish and meat.[15] Inherent to Chinese cuisine for centuries, Red Yeast Rice has also been used as medicinal food to promote ‘blood circulation’.[15]

Historical background

Red Yeast Rice finds a cultural reference in ‘koji‘, a Japanese word which implies a grain or bean allowed to overgrow with a mold culture. Koji is a mold culture prepared by growing either Aspergillus oryzae or Monascus purpureus mold on cooked grains or soybeans in a warm, humid place. Koji serves as a source of enzymes that break down natural plant constituents into simpler compounds when making miso, soy sauce, sake, amazake, and other fermented foods.[16]

  • The history of Koji dates as far back as 300 BC, finding a mention in the culinary tradition of the Chinese Zhou dynasty[16] and has eventually become a popular term with its widespread usage in cuisines across cultures of the world.
  • Red rice koji is made using Monascus purpureus on rice; it is called ‘beni koji’ in Japan and ‘hongqu’ in China; both these terms mean ‘red koji’. Red Yeast Rice acquires its reddish purple shade due to its interaction with Monascus purpureus.
  • Li Shizhen, a prominent pharmacologist of the Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) described ‘hongqu‘ as ‘sweet in flavor and warm in property’ (Chen, 1982), and as having the property to ‘promote digestion and blood circulation and strengthen the spleen.'[17]
  • Furthermore, a monograph of Chinese medicine, published by Li Shin-chun (1590) describes its utilization as a coloring agent and a medicine in the treatment of various diseases.[10]

Research in modern times

  • Several centuries later, in the late 1970s, cholesterol inhibiting agent was isolated from Aspergillus. Around the same time in another part of the world, an analogue denoted as monacolin K, with a slightly greater efficacy was isolated.[18]
  • A key compound in Red Yeast Rice is monacolin K that is useful in reducing cholesterol production. It inhibits the action of key enzyme in the liver (HMG Co-A reductase) that has rate controlling impact in cholesterol synthesis.[17]

Red Yeast Rice lowers cholesterol

An increasing number of practitioners across the world, particularly in the US and Europe ascribe significant cholesterol-lowering properties to Red Yeast Rice. Several clinical observations in the last decade have shown Red Yeast Rice to be effective in lowering blood-lipid levels.[17]

Benefits of Red Yeast Rice Supplement

In his book ‘Eat to Live’, Joel Fuhrman MD, says about cardiovascular diseases, ‘Every heart attack death is even more of a tragedy because it likely could have been prevented.’

High cholesterol or Hypercholesterolemia (also referred to as hyperlipidemia), is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and its symptoms are seldom manifest until the serum lipid levels are severely elevated and cross the range at which cardiovascular morbidity and mortality are increased.[19]

Epidemiologic studies predict that for each 1% reduction in the level of LDL cholesterol there is a 1% to 1.5% reduction in the risk of major cardiovascular events.[19] Well tolerated lipid-lowering therapies, along with lifestyle modifications go a long way in helping individuals maintain healthy lipid levels.

Young adults and working professionals

Hyperlipidemia is affecting millions of young people, the world over. Hypercholesterolemia is one of the major risk factors for atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.[20] They encounter multiple co-morbidities due to abnormal lipid-levels in their blood. To treat these, a majority of them are prescribed with cholesterol lowering drug therapy.

Leading cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra is not in favor of using cholesterol lowering drugs, ‘…they have horrific side effects… If you treat a woman in her 30s just for “high cholesterol,” and treating numbers, I think we’re doing a disservice… We really shouldn’t use them in elderly people. We shouldn’t use them in young people, or in women. I have been very disappointed as a clinical cardiologist in the efficacy of cholesterol lowering drugs in women, even with advanced coronary disease.'[21]

  • There is higher frequency of heart attack instances in young people in metros, more specifically among men in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Most of them tend to ignore warning signs like giddiness, fatigue, and chest pain, believing that heart attack or high cholesterol levels are diseases of the elderly.[22]
  • A recent survey conducted by Metropolis Healthcare, involving men and women within age group 25-45 years, tested them for cholesterol (total), triglycerides level, HDL (good) cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol. The object was to evaluate risk factors for coronary diseases. It revealed that as many as 25% of men suffered from high or abnormal levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.[22]
  • A study conducted by the South Asian Health Centre among Asian Indian men showed that half of all heart attacks in this population occur under the age of 50 years, and 25% under the age of 40.[23]
  • Cholesterol lowering drug therapy can affect the overall quality of life among young adults and young professionals with a host of side-effects such as memory loss, muscle damage, and CoQ10 depletion.
  • Cholesterol lowering drugs induced myalgias are a major clinical threat as more clinicians will continue to administer cholesterol lowering drugs as a first line of treatment to prevent cardiovascular disease in patients with hyperlipidemia.[24]
  • One of the best alternatives to cholesterol lowering drugs is Red Yeast Rice. Unived’s RYR reduces LDL cholesterol and triglycerides count and increases HDL cholesterol, thus improving your overall lipid profile.
  • RYR has no known side-effect and is a safe and solution for managing your lipid profile.
  • Red Yeast Rice and lifestyle changes decreases LDL cholesterol levels without increasing CPK (an enzyme found in heart, brain and skeletal muscle) or pain levels and may be a treatment option for dyslipidemia patients who cannot tolerate choleserol lowering drug therapy.[25]


Since vegans follow a plant only nutritious diet, the dietary factors relating to the occurrence of high cholesterol are reduced to a minimum. So you are on a much better ground, as far cholesterol is concerned, as compared to meat and dairy eaters.

  • However several other factors such as familial hypercholesterolemia, stress, lack of physical exercise and excessive consumption of fatty foods also lead to hyperlipidemia. Therefore you need to keep your cholesterol levels in check.
  • Lowering cholesterol levels prevent coronary artery disease in people with hypercholesterolemia, as well as decrease the risk of recurrent coronary events and procedures in patients with coronary artery disease. Excess cholesterol needs to be cleared from your bloodstream since living with higher levels of cholesterol produce early heart problems.
  • Unived’s RYR brings natural vegan Red Yeast Rice to elevate your HDL (good) cholesterol levels and lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride count.
  • Also, since RYR is 100% free from citrinin has no known side effects and is safe for long term consumption. It is not tested on animals.
  • A daily dose of Red Yeast Rice safely reduces elevated cholesterol levels, decreases a marker of inflammation, and lowers markers of vascular remodeling, according to as supporting the safety and efficacy of the supplement.[26]

The Quintessential Indian

In India, cardiovascular diseases are a major public health concerns.[27] Ethnicity is one of the determinants of absolute risk of coronary disease for given levels of cholesterol and Asian-Indians have the highest risk.[19]

  • One of the major contributing factors for hypertriglyceridemia in our population could be a diet replete in carbohydrates[28] and saturated fats. Besides, Indians tend to overcook food which destroys nutrients. Deep frying and refrying in the same oil lead to higher trans-fatty acids in the body.
  • The lipid, lipoprotein and glucose profiles in urban Indian population reveal high instances of hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia and abnormally high LDL-C and low HDL-C levels. These are major factors culpable for atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
  • The prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia differs between the age groups and it was higher in men than in women.[28]
  • Right cholesterol management involves a combination of lifestyle modifications such as dietary changes, physical exercise and cholesterol lowering therapy. However such an integrated approach is seldom adopted.
  • Several studies have shown that Red Yeast Rice has LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride lowering impact. It also increases the HDL (good) cholesterol count.
  • Taking 2.4 grams per day of Red Yeast Rice reduced LDL levels by 22% and total cholesterol by 16% in 12 weeks.[29]
  • Unived’s RYR is 100% natural and has no known side-effects. It is well suited and even important for the Indian lifestyle since there is a rise in Indians suffering from high cholesterol. Cholesterol management has become an important aspect of the Indian lifestyle.
  • RYR with 0.4% monacolin K gives effective results with long term use by safely inhibiting the production of unhealthy cholesterol and triglycerides.

Cholesterol predisposition and family history

When are you predisposed to high cholesterol genetically? Medical practitioners use the term familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) to indicate the condition of high cholesterol being passed down to you through your family members. It is one of the risk factors that you cannot control since it is not due to external factors such as unhealthy lifestyles, but to genetics.

You are more likely to have high cholesterol[30]:

  • If you have a close male relative (father or brother) aged less than 55 years or a female relative (mother or sister) aged under 65 years, with a history of coronary heart disease or stroke.
  • If a close relative, such as a parent, brother or sister has familial hypercholesterolemia.
  • FH affects about one in every 500 people but few realize they have the condition. If left untreated, people with FH have a 20-fold increased chance of a heart attack.[31]
  • Although occurrence of FH cannot be controlled by the lifestyle modifications, it is possible to minimize its severity by adopting certain measures such as regular exercise, healthy eating habits and the right kind of medication.
  • By and large, cholesterol lowering drugs are the first recourse that practitioners take to treat cholesterol. However, synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs can induce severe muscle related complications including cholesterol lowering drug-induced myopathy, manifesting as myalgia, myositis, or rhabdomyolysis.[32]
  • With Unived’s RYR you can avoid these side-effects. RYR is formulated using the right dosage of red yeast rice derived from the fermentation action of the natural yeast ‘Monascus purpureus’ on rice.


Smoking destroys your health in many ways. Causing cholesterol related complications is one of them.

  • Although smoking does not directly raise cholesterol levels, it has a negative impact due to its HDL (good) cholesterol lowering effect, putting you at a higher risk of heart disease.[33]
  • Smoking poses higher coronary artery disease risk in people who already have high cholesterol. It also affects the occurrence of other diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes, which in turn poses risk of heart disease.
  • Using cigarettes also damages the lining of the blood vessels and increases the likelihood of developing blood clots that lead to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).[34]
  • Cigarettes contain a number of toxins. Among them is a particularly reactive chemical compound called acrolein, the harshness of which is so high that it is used as a constituent in pesticides and chemical weapons.[35]
  • This has even more dangerous implications when you consider that acrolein is easily absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs, and scientists believe it contributes to heart disease by affecting the way the body metabolizes cholesterol.
  • So if you smoke, quit. To solve your cholesterol problems opt for natural therapy rather than synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs. Instead of further deteriorating your health with cholesterol lowering drug induced side-effects, you can chose to improve your overall serum lipid profile with lifestyle modifications and the right dosage of Red Yeast Rice.
  • Unived’s RYR reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides, and increases your (good) HDL cholesterol. To further enhance your health and regain your energy, you can take CoQ10 supplements to maintain your CoQ10 levels as per the body’s requirements.


What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of lipid (fat) substance made in the liver. Your body needs cholesterol in order to perform certain functions. The adrenal glands use it to form hormones such as cortisol, testicles use it to form testosterones and ovaries it use to form estrogen and progesterone. Cholesterol is also required to produce vitamin D and bile acids to aid digestion and for cell formation and repair. The cholesterol levels in the blood are required to be in proportion to the body’s requirement. They begin to spoil your body’s balance if they cross the healthy levels. Cholesterol is transported in the blood stream as lipoproteins.

What are lipoproteins?

Lipids are mobile in the bloodstream as ‘lipoproteins’. These lipids include cholesterol, cholesterol esters, phospholipids, and triglycerides. Lipids are transported in the blood as large ‘lipoproteins’. Hyperlipidemia is a condition wherein the lipid levels in the blood are higher than normal. It is also called as hypercholesterolemia.

What are good cholesterol and bad cholesterol?

LDL cholesterol, the cholesterol carried in LDL particles, is the ‘bad’ cholesterol. When elevated, LDL cholesterol can promote coronary artery disease. HDL cholesterol, the cholesterol carried in HDL particles, is the ‘good’ cholesterol. It protects against coronary artery disease.

What is hyperlipidemia?

Hyperlipidemia involves an excess of lipids (fat content) in the bloodstream. The major lipids in the bloodstream include cholesterol, phospholipids, triglycerides and cholesterol esters. Lipids are mobile in the bloodstream as ‘lipoproteins’. When you check your serum lipid profile you will find that it gives you a report of the ‘total cholesterol’, LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in your blood. A healthy lipid profile is an important factor in cardiovascular health and hyperlipidemia is a major but modifiable risk element for causing coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis.

What is a cholesterol lowering drug?

A cholesterol lowering drug is a drug that has a cholesterol lowering effect on your body. They are a class of medicines used to lower your blood cholesterol levels. They do this by inhibiting the HMG-Co-A reductase enzyme which plays a key role in cholesterol synthesis.

What is Red Yeast Rice?

Red Yeast Rice is an ancient Chinese medicine that has cholesterol lowering properties. It is prepared by fermenting rice, using a mold culture of red yeast or Monascus purpureus. It is reddish purple in color and acquires the same from the yeast. The use of Red Yeast Rice as part of cuisine has been culturally prevalent since 300 BC. Referred to as honqu (Chinese) or Ben koji (Japanese), it also finds mention in ancient Chinese pharmacological texts as having medicinal use.

Red Yeast Rice became known in the dietary supplements market in the late 70s when monacolin K was isolated from it. Monacolin K is similar in structure to a specific cholesterol lowering drug. It is responsible for the cholesterol lowering action of Red Yeast Rice and does so by blocking the action of HMG-Co-A reductase enzyme, a key element in cholesterol synthesis.

Why should I buy Red Yeast Rice from Unived?

Unived uses standardized Red Yeast Rice that is fermented with the yeast Monascus purpureus consisting of the active compound monacolin K. Unived RYR – standardized Red Yeast Rice – is fermented in a facility that holds approval from various certifying authorities such as ISO 9001, GMP, HACCP, and USDA organic. The facility is approved by one of the world’s leading verification, inspection, testing, and certification services company – SGS, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

What are the side-effects of cholesterol lowering drugs?

Although synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs effectively lower cholesterol levels in your blood, they also have a host of negative side effects including muscle pain, memory loss and CoQ10 depletion. In case of long term use, the muscular degeneration could turn much graver and lead to conditions such as myalgia and rhabdomyolisis.

Does Red Yeast Rice have any side-effects?

Red Yeast Rice is a natural alternative to cholesterol lowering drugs and lowers cholesterol with more efficacy. Further, it is better tolerated by the body than the synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs. Unived’s Red Yeast Rice is 100% free of citrinin and has 0.4% monacolin K which is the key ingredient that lowers cholesterol in the blood. Unived’s RYR has no side-effects.

Is Unived Red Yeast Rice suitable for vegans?

Unived’s RYR is standardized, vegan and packaged in vegetarian capsules.

Majority of the products you find in the market use gelatin based capsules (derived from animal fat and cow bones). These can be hazardous to health as they may carry toxins and diseased animal tissues due to unsafe manufacturing practices, leading to mad cow disease and other health issues. Unived uses 100% vegetarian capsules that are made from cellulose of plants.

The vegetarian capsules are packaged in DMF grade HDPE bottles – this is the highest quality of packaging in the industry and is made from completely virgin HDPE. Our bottles are manufactured at a facility that is registered with the US FDA, Canadian FDA, and is ISO 9001-2008 certified.

Unived RYR – standardized Red Yeast Rice – is 100% natural, and completely citrinin free. This product contains no wheat gluten, milk/dairy, soy protein, corn, sugar, sodium, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives, animal products, or flavoring. Unived respects animal rights and does not undertake animal testing for its products.


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    So happy to go the natural way for overcoming my high levels of cholesterol. Also I am now trying the calcium supplement. Go natural be natural.

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  13. Venkatraman Pichumani

    I made a conscious decision to move to Red Yeast Rice after experiencing, first hand the undesirable side effect of statins. As an athlete I used to get muscle soreness and take longer to recover from my training. But even more frightening was the memory formation issues that starting showing up. I would forget simple things / events and had started having difficulty in recollecting things. I made a monitored transition to RYR under the guidance of my cardiologist. I am happy to state that my lipids are under control and the side effects have disappeared.

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  14. Dhaval Soni

    I am an entrepreneur, very active cyclist and a yoga practitioner. I was treated for the unique problem of SMA thrombus, during which they found my cholesterol to be on the higher side and prescribed me with statins. After going through lot of articles I came to conclusion that statins does more harm then good. One day I met Mr Amit Mehta and found out that there is an alternative available to statins which does not have the side effects known as RYR. It was hard to believe initially but I tried it and now since almost more than year I have stopped statins and my cholesterol levels are in control with the Unived product RYR. It is easy to order on line and get it at your door steps.

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    Excellent product. It is the best organic Calcium, Magnesium and Vit D3 supplement I have ever used. Vitamin K2 is additional incentive. It is easily absorbed in the body with minimum side effects.In case Calcium to Magnesium ratio is 2:1 i.e. 250 mg Magnesium, it will be very beneficial to users.Rajeev Jain

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  16. Deanna Widner

    I have been using Unived products for around 2 years now. I regularly take Colox, CalDVeg, Ovegha and their plant based vitamin D3 supplement. One of the things I like the most about Unived’s products is that they are 100% vegan – all plant based and not tested on animals. I also like the ease of ordering them online and getting them delivered to me quickly. The price is a little higher than other products like theirs on the market. But the quality far surpasses these other products, their staff is small and personal and they listen to their consumers, unlike the big corporations and companies that own other products. I encourage you to give Unived a try today! You will be pleased

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  17. Nirav Gadhia

    Thanks to Unived, This is probably the most complete calcium product on the market.

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  18. Arun R

    CalDveg is our family’s preferred calcium supplement. It is a highly useful supplement for those with special needs, and is a convenient way to meet our calcium requirements if we need to eat out for sometime, and don’t have much healthy options. Thanks to Unived for making this available.

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  19. Namita

    I have been using this supplement for a while now and love it. It’s convenient with it’s all in one combo and also vegan, which is always hard to come across. Trying to get the winning combo of Vit D, K and calcium is quite a challenge and this is my all in one go to solution when I know I haven’t been able to get enough sun outside or greens in my diet.

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  20. Arpit Patel

    Unived is my trusted store for high quality, researched-based nutritional supplements and it’s totally vegan! I’ve had the benefit of trying out its different products on more than one instance. CalDveg, with its potent combination of Calcium-vitD3-vitK2 has ensured worry-free maintenance of my organism’s musculoskeletal integrity. It’s beneficial effect is even more noticeable in my mother who is diagnosed with osteopenia. Within her second week of supplementing with CalDveg and Colox she no longer had aches and pains. Also body joints such as knees regained better part of their mobility

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  21. Hitesh Vagadia

    I have had high cholesterol for the last 5 years. I was put on Statins 2 years ago and while my cholesterol was in control I started experiencing a lot of side-effects like pain in the joints and some memory problems. I was very concerned and started searching for a natural alternative and found RYR. It has been 8 months I have been on RYR, my cholesterol is absolutely in perfect reading, my muscle pain has gone and I am very happy that I can control my cholesterol without any negative side-effect. 2 months ago I also started taking Q-veg. I am a regular customer of Unived products and have also introduced them to some family members. Very happy with results and quality.

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  22. Gurvinder Singh

    I have been consuming Ovegha, Q-veg and RYR. In my opinion out of Howard Gardners seven distinct intelligences. These unived products in some distinct way supplement the body and mind to improve Visual-Spatial intelligence, Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, Interpersonal intelligence, Intrapersonal intelligence as well as Logical –Mathematical intelligence. I am happy that it is a vegan & plant based source. Keep up the great work, Amit and Unived.

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  23. Chitra

    RYR has helped me maintain healthy cholesterol levels. I am very happy with this product.

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  24. Jenny B.

    I have been using Unived’s RYR for more than 2 years. It was recommended by my dietitian. It has helped me control my cholesterol levels, along with correct diet and exercise. I wanted to avoid statins as they have harmful side- effects on the body. Since RYR is made out of natural ingredients, it has no side-effects. I am a big fan of any company that does research into the Indian tradition and comes up with innovative natural products based on it. Unived is one such company. Unived’s marketing is non aggressive and they seem to genuinely care about the people using their products. I whole heartedly support the good work that Unived is doing. I wish all the very best to Unived’s entire team and hope they continue to benefit more people and grow in future.

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  25. Devi B

    A innovative and very useful product. My grand mother used statins for 4 years and there were visible complications. Accidentally found this product while Searching for Vitamin K2 MK7. Using this product and Cal D veg from more than a year. A very good improvement in the health of my grand mother is seen. I cannot say only due to these products but these products definetly aided her in recovering completely.Excellent product will continue to order. I request the manufacturer to manufacture capsules of 1 day dosage so that they will be very easy to take for elderly people.

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  26. Devi B (verified owner)

    A perfect Combination of Essential Minerals and K2 Mk 7. I have been ordering this for my grand mother from nearly more than a year. The good thing is everything is organic and safe. This product worked beautifully in reviving the bone health and heart condition of my grand mother by improving the integrity of her arteries. The only thing which I wish from the manufacturer is that they make large capsules with full daily dosage. It will be cheaper and very comfortable for elderly people.Excellent product. Will continue to order regularly.

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