Troy, I'm not an authority by any means but my guess is that there is chance that the combo might cause an unwanted excessive reduction of cholesterol. I know that we do need an uncertain amount of cholesterol for normal use in the body. I know that there was a problem like this when some folks cut out eating fats completely.
I asked the same question I posted here at another site and a cardiologist said he couldn't recommend drinking alcohol but stated that it might work. He also said the pharmaceutical researchers are working very hard trying to find a medicine to raise HDL's.
I saw a research paper where it was reported that the kind of alcoholic drink (but only ethyl alcohol) didn't matter whether it be beer, wine, etc. Of course there are a lot of claims about concord grape juice/wine being a cure-all for a lot of things.
I failed to mention to the cardiologist that I was already drinking a shot of Mogen David Kosher Wine with my hunk of fresh garlic and hunk of ginger root every morning. Recently I heard that Muscadine Wine contains more anti-oxidants and I can get plenty of that in this locale, so I switched to it.
I'm still plugging along but nothing for certain has raised my HDL's and from the lack of response at this site, I guess no one knows. I did the Liver Flush
a couple of times and I got no stones but I felt OK before and after.
I sure would like to ward off the Fred Sanford "Big One" but I guess it is inevitable unless prostate cancer doesn't beat heart disease to the punch.
Between us, I would go on and take the poliosanol and if it causes problems, maybe someone else will learn something. I don't believe that anyone can say it definitely shouldn't be taken with statins and back this advise up with statistics, yet.
Keep me posted if you learn something contrary to this. I will do the same.