- Reduces levels of cholesterol in the blood
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Antioxidant action
- Includes Coenzyme Q10
Red yeast rice is a unique natural product used traditionally in Asia since approximately 800 bc. Red yeast rice has as its active principles various compounds called monacolins, a series of substances that inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol. One of them, monacolin K, has the effect of a powerful inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase also known as lovastatin.
Red yeast rice prevents cholesterol from attaching to the interior of the blood vessels, a factor that often result in obstruction, leading to apoplexy or heart attack. Now Red Yeast Rice by Now Foods is carefully produced to avoid the presence of citrinin, a substance that can be toxic, a sub-product of the fermentation process.
This product has been improved even more with the addition of CoQ10 to support the healthy function of the cardiovascular and immune system, extract of Milk Thistle to support healthy liver function, and alpha lipoic acid to provide antioxidant support.