Product: Red Yeast Rice Extract
English Name: Red Yeast Rice Extract
Chinese Name: Hong Qu Mi
Latin Name: Monascus purpureus Went
Red yeast rice is rice that has been fermented by the red yeast, monascus purpureus. Red yeast rice has been used by the Chinese for many centuries as a food preservative, food colorant (Red yeast rice is responsible for the red color of Peking duck), spice, and ingredient in rice wine. Red yeast rice continues to be a dietary staple in China, Japan, and Asian communities in the United States, with an estimated average consumption of 14 to 55 grams of red yeast rice per day per person.
Red yeast rice also has been used in China for over 1, 000 years for medicinal purposes. Red yeast rice was described in an ancient Chinese list of drugs as useful for improving blood circulation and for alleviating indigestion and diarrhea. There is also growing interest in evaluating red yeast rice for use as a natural food dye andor preservative.
Content: Lovastatin, 0.5%, 1%, 1.5%
Appearance: Fine powder
Particle Size: NLT100%80mesh
Heavy metal: 10ppm max
Total Plate Count: 1000cfu/g max
Yeast / Mold: 100cfu/g max
E. Coli: Negative
Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Negative
Shelf time: 2 years while properly stored.
Package: 25KGS/Carton or in aluminum foil bag.
Red Yeast Rice Extracts is obtained through fermentation of permium grains with Monascus purpureus strains.
Red Yeast Rice Extracts conforms to the Chinese National Standard GB/T5009-1996.
Red Yeast Rice EXtracts was a great invention in ancient China and was used as a Chinese medicine to strengthen spleen, promote digestion, eliminate dampness and phlegm, promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis. Modern clinical research shows that red kojic contains several physiological active matters, such as Lovastatin, which can adjust abnormal blood lipid levels, lower serum total cholesterol(TC), serum triglyceride, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol(LDL -C), and increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL-C). As a kind of natural food additives, red kojic is widely used in food, pastry, wine, drink, cosmetic, and so on. A kind of medicine which contains red kojic is used in hospitals now.
Promotes healthy cholesterol levels.
Supported by clinical research.
Natural complement to diet.
These benefits were established in clinical studies for subjects with total serum cholesterol less than 230 mg/dl. And triglyceride levels less than 200 mg/dl.
The benefits of Red Yeast Rice are attributed to the presence of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, enzymes in the liver that control the amount of cholesterol produced in the liver. It has been hypothesized that relatively high concentrations of unsaturated fatty acids and other natural compounds found in Red Yeast Rice may work in concert with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors to provide additional health benefit.