Much Love for Red Yeast Rice

What in the world is red yeast rice?  When non-glutinous rice is cooked, covered with red yeast and fermented, the result is a bright red compound known as red yeast rice. It sounds unappetizing, doesn’t it? But this isn’t the type of rice you eat for dinner. In China, red yeast rice has been used for centuries as a food preservative and coloring agent – and today, it’s available in supplement form.

What does red yeast rice do?

This colorful, natural extract is well-known for its health-promoting properties, which include:

  • Providing support for cardiovascular health
  • Supporting a healthy lipid profile already within normal range
  • Possibly helping to maintain lipid cholesterol levels already within the normal range

NOTE:

Taking red yeast rice may result in a reduction of your body’s natural CoQ10 levels. Supplementing with a CoQ10 product, or taking a formula that provides both red yeast rice and CoQ10 can help restore your body’s natural levels.

 

About Katie

Katie is a Marketing Editor (and loyal customer) at Vitacost.com. In her spare time, she enjoys biking with her husband, playing with her pets and writing bios about herself.

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One comment on “Much Love for Red Yeast Rice

  1. Jonathan says:

    I never knew that Red Yeast Rice could lower your CoQ10 levels, but thankfully I do take CoQ10 supplements (usually at the same time as RYR).

    Good to know!

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