Red Yeast Rice extract (Monascus Purpureus)
Red yeast rice is a type of fermented rice that is produced using a specific species of mold. It contains substances called Monacolin K, which are produced by the yeast. Monacolin K is chemically identical to the active ingredient in the cholesterol-lowering drug lovastatin, which is one of the drugs in the category known as statins. These drugs lower blood cholesterol levels by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver. For this reason, it’s often used as a cost-effective alternative to pricey medications to help reduce cholesterol levels and support heart health.
Research has shown other beneficial effects as well, ranging from reduced cancer cell growth to improved blood sugar and insulin levels. Today, red yeast rice is commonly sold as an over-the-counter supplement marketed to help manage cholesterol and improve overall health. One of its most well-documented effects is its ability to lower cholesterol. Research shows that it can effectively reduce both total and LDL cholesterol levels. Supplementing with red yeast rice may help reduce inflammation and promote better health in the long term.
The composition of red yeast rice products varies depending on the yeast strains and culture conditions used to manufacture them. The strains and conditions used to produce culinary red yeast rice differ from those used to produce products that are intended to lower cholesterol. Tests performed by the FDA indicate that the red yeast rice sold as a food product contains only traces of monacolin K or none at all. Analysis showed that some of the red yeast rice products on the market contain very little monacolin K. These products may have little or no effect on blood cholesterol levels.
NutrinLife Red Yeast Rice extract is uniformly standardized to provide the full range of active constituents naturally occurring in red yeast rice. With the source of Monascus Purpureus, each capsule contains 2.0 mg of Monacolin K. It has been quality tested to assure maximum benefit. Each tablet is a revolutionary extended-release system that provides rapid and sustained results. Providing the greatest concentration, NutrinLife Red Yeast rice maximizes the synergistic benefits of the whole extract.
CoEnzyme Q10 (Ubidecarenone / Ubiquinone)
Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a substance that the human body makes naturally. Research has shown that CoQ10 plays several key roles in your body. One of its primary functions is to help generate energy in your cells.
CoQ10 can help in treating heart failure by improving heart function, and limiting oxidative damage. Supplementing with CoQ10 can help to prevent and treat migraines, as it increases mitochondrial function and reduces inflammation.
CoQ10 also functions as a powerful antioxidant, can help lower oxidative damage, help to fight free radicals that can damage cells and DNA, promote exercise capacity and decrease fatigue.
Taking CoQ10 supplements can help increase your CoQ10 levels and may reduce statin side effects. In a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, researchers indicate that using CoQ10 supplements seemed to decrease the muscle breakdown, pain, and discomfort of people taking statins.
- Red yeast rice powder* (500 mg)
- Coenzyme Q10 (10 mg)
Used as health supplement
Dosage and Administration
Adults: Take 2 capsule orally after meal once daily or as directed by your pharmacist or doctor.
Precautions and Contraindications
Keep out of reach of children
- Store below 30°C
- Protect from sunlight and moisture
- Best to consume within 2 months from open cap