Maintain healthy cholesterol levels naturally. A fermented rice product, red yeast rice contains the natural chemical monocolin K, identical to statin drugs. Added plant sterols decrease cholesterol absorption, allowing the two to work synergistically to help lower total and LDL cholesterol in the blood to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Content: 180 Capsules
Red Yeast Rice has been used traditionally in Asia for centuries. Also referred to as red rice koji, it is made by culturing rice with the yeast Monascus purpureus, resulting in a bright reddish-purple fermented rice. This is a food preparation technique that dates back over 2,300 years.
This fermented, yeasted rice contains substances called monacolins. One of them, monacolin K, is chemically identical to the active ingredient in the cholesterol-lowering drug lovastatin. This in theory makes red yeast rice a natural source of this cholesterol-reducing substance, that decreases the production of cholesterol by the liver.
Plant sterols, a type of phytosteroid (steroid-like molecules made by plants), also are known for their LDL cholesterol lowering effects. They are molecularly quite similar to cholesterol, and work by competing for cholesterol absorption in the gut.
As Organika’s formula contains 500mg of red yeast rice and 150mg of free plant sterol, it is a completely natural way of lowering total blood cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, both of which are risk factors towards heart disease and stroke.
MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS — EACH VEGETARIAN CAPSULE CONTAINS:
- Red Yeast Rice (Seed (Oryza sativa)) 500 mg
- Free Plant Sterols (Seed (Glycine max)) 150 mg (Containing 80% Combined beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol and Stigmasterol)
- Magnesium Stearate (Non-GMO Vegetable Source)
- Brown Rice Flour
- Hypromellose / Pullulan (Vegetarian Capsule)
RECOMMENDED DOSE — (ORAL) ADULTS ONLY:
Take 2 capsules three times per day.
DURATION OF USE:
Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 8 weeks.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking Hydroxymethylglutaryl (HMG) CoA reductase (“statins”) lipid lowering medications or cyclosporine; or if you suffer from liver or kidney disease or have received an organ transplant. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Discontinue use of the product and consult a health care practitioner if you experience muscle pain, tenderness and/or weakness.