Red Yeast Rice 600 mg
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Solaray™ Red Yeast Rice is manufactured by the fermentation of a strain of yeast, Monascus purpureus, on rice. Red Yeast Rice, native to China, is a fermentation by-product of cooked non-glutinous rice on which red yeast has been grown. The dried, powdered red yeast rice is used medicinally.
Historical or traditional use (may or may not be supported by scientific studies):
Since 800 A.D., red yeast rice has been employed by the Chinese as both a food and a medicinal agent. Its therapeutic benefits as both a promoter of blood circulation and a digestive stimulant were first noted in the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia. In addition to its therapeutic applications, red yeast rice has been used for centuries as a flavor enhancer, a food preservative, and a base for a Taiwanese alcoholic rice-wine beverage.
In addition to rice starch, protein, fiber, sterols, and fatty acids, red yeast rice contains numerous active constituents, including monacolin K, dihydromonacolin, and monacolin I to VI. Researchers have determined that one of the ingredients in red yeast rice, called monacolin K, may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.* This has prompted researchers to suggest that red yeast rice may have other ingredients, such as sterols, that may also support healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range.*
Use only as directed. Take one vegcap daily with a meal or glass of water. Store in a cool, dry place.
Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children. This product is not to be used by anyone under 20 years of age. Keep your licensed health care practitioner informed when using this product.