I have started taking red yeast rice for high cholesterol because I can't take regular medications. Several health food stores recommended it. I have been trying to find out about any possible side effects like thinning the boood, raising blood sugar, etc., but have not found anything. Does anyone here know abut this supplement? I e-mailed the manufacturing company but they have not gotten back to me. I would appreciate any help anyone can give me. Thanks, in advance, Terry.