Red Yeast Rice Supplements
Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11:38:30 PM
Red Yeast Rice has been used in Chinese cuisine and as a medicinal food to promote blood circulation for centuries. The medicinal properties of red yeast rice favorably impact lipid profiles of hypercholesterolemic patients.Red Yeast Rice has been revered for its health-enhancing properties for over two thousand years. Red Yeast Rice plays an important role in promoting a healthy cardiovascular system by improving blood circulation and reducing clotting. Red Yeast Rice contains starch, fatty acids, phytosterol, isoflavones and monacolins. Monacolins possess hydroxymethyglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase-inhibitory activity. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are commonly known as statins. Red Yeast Rice, as sold in a supplement form, is primarily made of rice starch, protein, and fiber.
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