June 30, 2020 2 min read

Red Yeast Rice – The Controversial Truth

Although Red Yeast Rice is a relatively new product in the vitamin and supplement world, it has been made and consumed within eastern cultures for over a thousand years. So, what is red yeast rice? It is a fermented rice that is made using a specific group of mold. Red yeast rice contains the compound monacolin K which is the same active ingredient found in many prescription cholesterol medications like lovastatin.

Everyone that is familiar with red yeast rice knows that it is popular for its ability to help manage proper cholesterol levels and help prevent heart disease. It is commonly used as a natural way to regulate proper cholesterol levels without some of the harsh side effects that cholesterol related prescription drugs can cause. There was even a study conducted that revealed red yeast rice lowering total cholesterol by an average of 15% and LDL cholesterol by 21% in 25 people over a two month period. Whether red yeast rice can be a natural replacement to pharmaceutical drugs is still extremely controversial and undecided.

But that’s not all. There are red yeast rice benefits not related to heart health. Those benefits include the ability to help with metabolic syndrome, reduce inflammation, and contained anticancer properties. There are also a number of different red yeast rice formulas, like our formula of red yeast rice with CoQ10, with a number of added ingredients that create increased beneficial effects like liver support.

Zen Supplements – Red Yeast Rice

We offer a very straightforward Red Yeast Rice formula that is organically grown in the USA and is guaranteed to be free of citrinin, a toxin that is typically found in fermented foods.

Features and Benefits:

  • 600mg red yeast rice per serving
  • 100% Citrinin free
  • Easy to consume vegetarian capsule
  • Absolutely NOsugar, salt, dairy, wheat, gluten, corn, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors

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Zen Supplements – Red Yeast Rice W/ CoQ10, NAC, & Milk Thistle

This is our advanced Red Yeast Rice formula which offers added ingredients to provide added synergistic benefits. It is important to support healthy liver function when taking red yeast rice, which is why we specifically formulated this product with CoQ10, NAC, and Milk Thistle.

Features and Benefits:

  • 600mg red yeast rice per serving
  • Contains 30mg CoQ10, 50mg NAC, and 25mg Milk Thistle
  • 100% Citrinin free
  • Easy to consume vegetarian capsule
  • Absolutely NOsugar, salt, dairy, wheat, gluten, corn, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors

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NCCIH on Red Yeast Rice

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/red-yeast-rice

Medical Study Showing Red Yeast Rice Lowering Cholesterol

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20185013


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