Red Yeast Rice Gold features organic red yeast rice that is grown without the use of pesticides and processed using a solvent-free process for exceptional purity. It is guaranteed free of citrinin, a naturally occurring contaminant. Red Yeast Rice Gold is manufactured in the USA to industry-defining quality standards and is verified by independent third-party labs to meet identity, purity, and potency label claims. Red yeast Rice works in the same manner as statin. Similar adverse effects like muscle cramps/pain are possible if dosing is too high.