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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