Manufacturers make red yeast extract by fermenting rice using a red yeast called Monascus purpureus. The extract is useful in lowering cholesterol, and the prescription medication lovastatin is the same compound as monac... More » Food Food Facts

Some studies have shown that red yeast rice reduces cholesterol levels, particularly LDL cholesterol; however, these studies did not last long enough to determine the long-term results of using red yeast rice, according ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Now Foods nutritional yeasts flakes and Real Herbs red yeast rice extract supplement are two of the top rated red yeast rice brands on Amazon, as of 2015. Herbal Actives extended release red yeast rice was also awarded 4... More » Food Grocery
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Yeast extract is concentrated nutritional yeast in the form of a spread or paste. It has a pungent, savory, umami flavor and is rich in protein and glutamic acid. More » Food Food Facts

Individuals should consult their doctors concerning whether they need to take Coenzyme Q10 with red yeast rice, and safe dosages for both, according to Penn State Hershey. Like a statin, red yeast rice reduces the body's... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements

People can be allergic to red yeast rice if it is inhaled, notes WebMD. Its safety if taken by mouth is uncertain, and it is advised that pregnant and lactating women should not consume it. More » Food Food Facts Pasta & Grains

To prepare red yeast rice, rinse 1 cup of rice, and then boil it in 2 cups of water for about 25 minutes. You can cook and eat red yeast rice in the same fashion as white rice. More » Food Cooking