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Red Rice Yeast/Monacolin K (Lovastatin) 0.1%-3.0%

Latin Name:Red Yeast Rice
Active Ingredient:Monacolin K (Lovastatin)
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Specification:0.1%-3.0% Lovastatin(HPLC)
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Red Yeast Extract Information:

Country of Origin: China
Used Part: Seed
Appearance: Red Powder
Assay Data: lovastatin 0.4%-3%
Monacolin k: 0.4%-3%


Red yeast rice has been used in China for centuries as both a food and as a medicinal substance. Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine use red yeast rice to treat abdominal pain due to stagnant blood and dysentery, as well as external and internal trauma. 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.

Red rice yeast reduces cholesterol levels because it contains, among many other chemicals, one of the statin drugs. (The statin drugs, the most effective cholesterol-lowering agents used in medicine today, were originally derived from yeast products). Red rice yeast just happens to contain one of the most popular statin drugs on the market today - lovastatin.

In fact, when red rice yeast was found to contain lovastatin, the FDA moved to make red rice yeast (often sold as Cholestin in earlier times) a regulable drug, and thus remove it from the unregulated shelves of the health food store.

Red rice yeast has been used in China for centuries as both a food and as a medicinal substance. It is made by fermenting a type of yeast called Monascus purpureus over red rice. In Chinese medicine, red yeast rice is used to promote blood circulation, soothe upset stomach, and invigorate the function of the spleen, a body organ that destroys old blood cells and filters foreign substances. In addition, this dietary supplement has been used traditionally for bruised muscles, hangovers, indigestion, and colic in infants. Recently, it has been discovered that red yeast rice contains substances that are similar to prescription medications that lower cholesterol. There is also growing interest in evaluating red yeast rice for use as a natural food dye and/or preservative.


A mass of researches have already indicated that Red Yeast Rice significantly benefits man's health in aspects as follows:

1.Decrease LDL cholesterol and rise HDL cholesterol without side effects, and inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the liver by inhibiting the action of HMG-CoA reductase which is known to raise cholesterol levels to keep cholesterol levels in check.
2.Support healthy blood pressure levels, balance blood sugar, lower serum lipid levels, improve blood circulation, promote cardiovascular health;
3.Promote healthy spleen and stomach function;
4.Benefit for bone health and function;
5.Improve digestion, promote normal cell growth, and slow down the aging process.

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