- Cardiovascular support
- Free of citrinin, an unwanted sub-product from the fermentation process
Red Omega by Now Foods is a food supplement based on red yeast rice, coenzyme Q10 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Red yeast rice is a product obtained from yeast (Monascus purpureus) which grows on this cereal. Rice fermented this way has served as a key element for centuries in the diets of some Asian countries.
In fact, in China the use of this food dates back to the Tang dynasty, 800 years before Christ. Red yeast rice contains compounds called monacolins, which inhibit the hepatic synthesis of cholesterol. This product is improved even more with the addition of CoQ10 and Omega-3 fish oil to support a healthy cardiovascular function.
As an antioxidant, the coenzyme Q10 can potentially inhibit the harmful effects that contribute to the formation of atherosclerosis by inhibiting oxidation of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil reduce cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.