What is Red Yeast Rice Extract
Red yeast rice is a yeast product that is grown on rice, most commonly produced by fermenting the yeast on uncooked whole rice kernels. Red yeast rice is a food staple in China, Japan and in Asian communities in the United States and Canada. It contains substances called monacolins, thought to lower blood lipids, both cholesterol and triglycerides.
Red yeast rice has been used in China since the Tang Dynasty, around 800 A.D. It is discussed in an ancient Chinese medicinal text titled "Ben Cao Gang Mu-Dan Shi Bu Yi," published during the Ming Dynasty, as a medication for indigestion, diarrhea, circulation and for the promotion of spleen and stomach health.
There are three forms of red yeast rice: Zjhitai, Cholestin and Xuezhikang. Zhitai is fermented whole grain rice, but contains very little yeast. Cholestin is fermented rice with high levels of monacolin K, the monacolin responsible for lowering cholesterol. Cholestin is the form of red yeast rice found in cholesterol lowering medications sold over the counter. Xuezhikang is rice and yeast mixed with alcohol and processed to remove the gluten. Xuezhikang is 40 percent more likely to reduce cholesterol then Cholestin.
In a twelve week double blind placebo controlled study conducted at UCLA and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that red yeast rice reduced the levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. There was no effect on HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is referred to as bad cholesterol, and is responsible for causing atherosclerosis that leads to heart attacks. Due to the longevity of recorded human consumption, red yeast rice is thought safe for long-term human consumption, but this has not been scientifically proven. Studies are currently underway on animals to determine the effects of long-term consumption.
Red yeast rice comes from a fungus that grows on rice and contains compounds that slow production of cholesterol in the liver. One of the compounds is monacolin K, a natural form of lovastatin. Red yeast rice acts as a low dose of lovastatin. Some researchers believe there are other cholesterol-lowering factors in the rice that haven't been discovered. A study published in the June 15, 2009, issue of the Journal of the American College of Physicians looked at 62 patients who experienced muscle pain while taking statins. Instead of the medication, half of the patients were given 1,800 mg of red yeast rice daily for 24 weeks. The other half were given a placebo. They were also placed on a Mediterranean diet, engaged in an exercise program and practiced relaxation techniques. At the end of the study, the group on red yeast rice lowered their LDL (low-density lipoprotein), or bad cholesterol, by 35 points on average without an increase in muscle pain.
Function and Indication
Red yeast rice is a fermented product of rice upon which red yeast (monascus purpureus) has been grown. When white rice is fermented with red yeast, it produces a deep red color and the rice is called red yeast rice. Before use, the red yeast is killed and the rice is pulverized and/or extracted. In China, red yeast rice has been used for centuries to enhance the color and flavor of food. It has also been used to promote blood circulation. Chinese pharmacopoeia, Ben Cao Gang Mu states that it “functions in invigorating spleen and digestion, promoting blood circulation, and resolving blood stasis.” Today, red yeast rice is a staple in many Asian countries, with typical consumption ranging form 14 to 55 g (0.5 to 2 oz.) per person daily.
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The product you are purchasing is manufactured by FDA registered and inspected GMP facility here in China. We use no fillers, excipients, binders, milk, egg or preservatives or any other additives in this product.
• High-quality supplement manufactured in our GMP facility
• Vegetarian and Hypoallergenic.
• Non-GMO, Gluten Free, BSE Free and Non- Irradiated.
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