Red Yeast Rice is a unique natural product that's been used in Asian traditional medical systems since approximately 800 A.D. Produced by fermenting red yeast (Monascus purpureus) with white rice, Red Yeast Rice is commonly used in cooking applications to enhance the color and flavor of foods. Peking Duck is an example of the coloration and flavor imparted by Red Yeast Rice. This Red Yeast Rice is carefully produced to avoid the presence of citrinin, a sometimes toxic by-product of the fermentation process. Made with Certified Organic Red Yeast Rice.
Red Yeast Rice is used extensively in Chinese cooking as a flavoring agent and food coloring for dishes such as tofu, Peking duck and Chinese spareribs. Also known as Hung-chu or Hong-Qu, red yeast rice is manufactured by fermenting rice with a strain of yeast called Monascus purpureus. Red yeast rice has been revered for its health-enhancing properties for over two thousand years – records dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) describe red yeast’s role in promoting a healthy cardiovascular system by improving blood circulation and reducing clotting. Modern research reveals that red yeast rice contains number of compounds that act as natural HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, similar to the cholesterol-lowering ingredient found in pharmaceutical statin drugs. Researchers also identified a number of naturally occurring unsaturated fatty acids that appear to promote healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels while increasing HDL.
Recommended dosage: As a dietary supplement, take 2 Vcaps® 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with food.
Warning: Do not use if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding, because using this product may harm the fetus. individuals with liver disease or those currently taking statins or other medications should consult with a health practitioner prior to use.
Not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.
|Serving Size: 2 capsules|
|Ingredients||Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Organic Red Yeast Rice
|* Daily Value not established|
Other Ingredients: Vegetable Polysaccharide (capsule) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source). Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.
Contains soy derivative. Contains no sugar, salt, wheat, gluten, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.