A new product for Cardiovascular Health that was developed in conjunction with Mark Houston, M.D. and the Hypertension Institute.
The yeast Monascus purpureus, grown on rice, is known in the nutritional industry as Red Yeast Rice (RYR). In many Asian countries, it is a dietary staple. The major components of RYR are the monacolins. These compounds are recognized as having a positive impact on cholesterol synthesis. Its specific action has been associated with the inhibition of HMG-CoA reductase.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Red Yeast Rice has been utilized for thousands of years. In addition to its functional impact on blood lipids, it has been implicated in the support of digestion, blood movement, and the strengthening of the spleen.
To ensure safety Biotics Research’s Red Yeast Rice is screened for the mycotoxin citrin.
ADDENDUM: Since Red Yeast Rice works to lower cholesterol via various liver enzymes, much like the "statin" drugs, and can also affect the liver's production of CoEnzyme Q, I recommend you take Co-Enzyme Q as a supplement to prevent the possible depletion of this important nutrient from the body.
SEE: COQ-ZYME 30
RED YEAST RICE
**Each capsule contains 800 mg of Red Yeast Rice.
Other Ingredients: Capsule shell (gelatin and water), and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Recommendation: Three (3) capsules once daily as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by your healthcare professional.
WARNING: Avoid this product if you have kidney or liver disease. Discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur including muscle pain, weakness or rash. Do not take this product if you are pregnant or lactating. Caution is advised for those with bleeding disorders or those taking drugs that may increase the risk of bleeding.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Contains: 90 Capsules
Product #: 8000