CHOLEDRENE works by blocking the synthesis of cholesterol. It's unique composition of rice starch, long chain fatty acids/alcohols, and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors make it unlike any other nutriceutical on the market. Another action of CHOLEDRENE is to reduce the proliferation of cells. Healthy arteries are lined with a smooth layer of cells so that the blood can race through with no resistance. It can also inhibit the formation of clots, which can be extremely dangerous. We incorporate a proprietary strain of phytosterols and monascus purpureus that is called Phytostatin. Our unique Phytostatin has been designed in China especially for Hi-Tech to yield precise active compounds allowing it to be sold as a dietary supplement! It yields starch, fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, linolenic, palmitic, stearic), phytosterols (beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol), isoflavones, and long fatty alcohols. Our active component is MVA which is not the active in most red rice extracts. MVA need not be hydrogenized like other red yeast rice extracts and therefore yields less side effects. The heart requires magnesium for normal heart rhythm. The arteries require pyridoxine, cyanocobalamin, and folic acid for healthy arterial function. Antioxidants prevent oxidized LDL ("Bad") cholesterol, B-Vitamins prevent homocysteine, nitric oxide (L-Arginine derived) fights arterial plaque and supports healthy blood flow, and Monascus Purpureus inhibits HMGCoA reductase ... which REDUCES CHOLESTEROL. All this and more is contained in CHOLEDRENE.