Red Yeast Rice (600mg) Overview
Red Yeast Rice is rice native to China that has been fermented by Monascus purpureus, a distinctive red yeast.
Red yeast rice has been studied extensively for its ability to lower cholesterol levels. Scientists believe that naturally-occurring substances called monocolins are responsible for the cholesterol lowering effects of Red yeast Rice. One monocolin, lovastatin, is believed to be used by the body to inhibit HMG-CoA reductase, a substance responsible for triggering cholesterol production. Lovastatin is actually the primary ingredient used in many prescription drugs for lowering high cholesterol. In addition to lovastatin, red yeast rice also contains sterols, isoflavones, and monounsaturated fatty acids, all of which are thought to help lower bad cholesterol (LDL).
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Red Yeast Rice (600mg) Description from Body First
Body First's Red Yeast Rice consists of rice that has been naturally fermented with red yeast. It contains naturally-occurring beneficial unsaturated fatty acids, as well as amino acids and phytonutrients, which may help control cholesterol levels.
|Serving Size: 1 capsule|
Servings Per Container: 240
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Red Yeast Rice Extract||600mg|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: Gelatin, Maltodextrin, Magnesium Stearate.
Adults, take 1 capsule 1-2 times per day with a meal.
If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any prescription medication or planning any medical procedure, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur.