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
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.
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