Red Yeast Rice with CoQ10 Overview
Red yeast rice is a unique ingredient native to China. Red yeast rice has traditionally been used in Asian cuisine, and also as an herbal medicinal compound. Red yeast rice is produced by the fermentation of red yeast (Monascus purpureus) with white rice. Red yeast rice supplements may help support healthier cholesterol levels, possibly by virtue of their naturally occurring lovastatins. Lovastatins work by interfering with the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver, but that process also necessarily interferes with the liver's production of valuable Co Q-10.
That's why combining red yeast rice with Co Q-10, as NOW Foods has done with this product, is such a good idea and probably why this product has become so popular. NOW® Red Yeast Rice Extract also incorporates Milk Thistle extract and alpha lipoic acid for even deeper liver support. NOW® Red Yeast Rice with CoQ10 is a particularly good choice among the many red yeast rice products since it is one of the few processed to reduce levels of citrinin, an undesirable by-product of the fermentation process.
Allow 8-12 weeks of consistent use before evaluating your results via a blood cholesterol test. Do not combine red yeast rice with cholesterol medications unless instructed to do so by your doctor.
Red Yeast Rice with CoQ10 Description from Now
Red Yeast Rice is a unique natural product native to China 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. NOW Red Yeast Rice Extract is carefully produced to avoid the presence of citrinin, a sometimes toxic by-product of the fermentation process.
|Serving Size: 2 vcaps|
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Organic Red Yeast Rice||1.2g||†|
|Milk Thistle Standardized Extract||210mg||†|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||100mg||†|
| ** 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.
Contains soy derivatives. Contains no sugar, salt, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Silica, Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
As a dietary supplement, take 2 Vcaps 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with food.
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.