- Restricts cholesterol biosynthesis.
- Reduces levels of ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol and increases those of ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol.
- Helps prevent cardiovascular disease.
Our dietary supplement Red Yeast Rice Extract is obtained by drying and crushing a microscopic red yeast called Monascus purpureus, grown on fermented rice. Much-prized in China, this product is now sold across the world in dietary supplement form, offering the opportunity to benefit from the many attributes of this species of yeast.
With its unique composition of natural statins, our nutritional supplement Red Yeast Rice Extract represents an effective option for combatting ‘bad' cholesterol and hypercholesterolaemia. The effect of these natural statins helps prevent the development of, amongst others, cardiovascular disease.
Red yeast rice has been grown in China for many years. It is widely used in Asia as a natural food colourant for certain dishes, or to add flavour, and is also included in the Chinese pharmacopoeia for its health benefits. The therapeutic potential of red yeast rice extract has a long history, with records documenting its medical use as long ago as the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
To optimise this product's benefits, it is formulated in capsules, each containing 125mg of red yeast rice extract, standardised to 2% monacolins, to provide a beneficial intake of natural statins. This formulation means the recommended dose is one capsule twice a day, to be taken with the two main meals of the day. As there are certain contraindications for this product, particularly for those suffering from liver disease, it is advisable to consult your therapist or doctor before beginning supplementation with red yeast rice extract.
Combined with CoQ10 or ubiquinol
|Daily dose : 2 capsules
Number of daily doses per box : 30
Quantity per dose
% of recommended daily amount
|Red yeast rice extract standardised 2 % monacolin K||300 mg||Unspecified|
|Other ingredients : Acacia gum, white rice bran.|
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