What is it? Red yeast rice extract is a preparation made from a yeast that is commercially grown on rice grains. The Rice and yeast, which is deep red in color, are ground up into a red powder.
How does it work? Among many other things, red yeast rice extract contains at least nine substances that are similar in structure to the active ingredients in statin drugs. These substances inhibit the activity of the enzyme necessary for production of cholesterol in the body.
For hundreds of years, the Chinese have used it as a spice, as a food preservative, and to make rice wine. In recent years, red yeast rice extract has been investigated as an agent for lowering cholesterol and triglycerides.
Red Yeast Rice Extract – Extra Strength
Container: 90 Vegetable Capsules (833 mg Each)
Serving size: Adults take one capsule one to two times a day.
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