What is Beni Koji Red Yeast Rice?
Red Yeast Rice extract, known as Hong Qu in China, is a traditional food used in peking duck or spare ribs. It contains small amounts of Monacolin K (also known as mevinolin), identical to the active agent known as lovastatin. This formula is designed to decrease blood cholesterol and reduce side effects commonly found in "statin" drugs.
It is meant for less severe levels of cholesterol. Coupled with a proper diet and exercise, a study at UCLA showed a drop in cholesterol of about 40 points in 12 weeks.
Red Yeast Rice also contains at least 11 other substances such as phytosterols which have beneficial effects on cholesterol. In Japan red yeast rice is known as beni-koji and its pigment is widely used as food coloring.
Adults take 2 capsules twice daily or as directed by physician.
||Amount per serving:
|Serving Size: 1 capsule
|Servings per container: 30
|Beni Koji Red Rice Yeast