- May Support a Health Inflammatory Response
- May Protect Against the Damage Caused by Oxidative Stress
Red Yeast Rice capsules contain 1.2 grams of organic red yeast rice per serving, which is derived from U.S. grown Monascus purpureus, a yeast that contains a multitude of compounds including monacolins. Research shows that monacolin may support overall cardiovascular health.
Blood Lipid Balance: Red yeast rice is a safe, viable option for those looking for natural alternatives for helping favorably modulate blood lipid levels,3 especially in statin-intolerant patients. RYR works in the same way as a statin works by blocking the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme from creating cholesterol, thus it helps maintain a healthy balance of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C), triglycerides (TG), and total cholesterol (TC).
Arterial Health: Red yeast rice has demonstrated positive metabolic and cardiovascular influences beyond cholesterol modulation due to its anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antihypertensive, and osteogenic properties.10,11 RYR supports healthy inflammatory responses and protects against the damage caused by oxidative stress, in which inflammatory dysfunction is a characteristic of cardiovascular-related diseases. The anti-inflammatory actions of RYR have shown to protect the arterial lining via improving endothelial function, thereby supporting arterial health and preventing atherosclerotic plaque formation.
Blood Glucose Metabolism: RYR possesses anti-diabetic properties and has been shown to promote healthy blood sugar levels.
Dosage: Take two capsules per day in the evening, preferably before bed, or as directed by your health care practitioner. For best results, take with CoQ10.
Contraindications: Consult with your health care practitioner before beginning Red Yeast Rice. Do not take Red Yeast Rice if you have liver or kidney disease, are pregnant or breast feeding, have had an organ transplant, or if you have a soy allergen or sensitivity.