Red yeast tablets have also been recommended as a natural alternative to help regulate cholesterol levels. Red yeast rice naturally contains several ingredients that may help to control cholesterol levels. Active compounds called monacolins, most importantly monacolin K, are naturally-occurring HMG-CoA inhibitors; which means that they inhibit a major enzyme involved in cholesterol synthesis in the liver. Monacolin K, also known as lovastatin, works by blocking the production of cholesterol to reduce the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) often called “bad cholesterol” and plasma triglycerides. Red yeast rice also contains natural sterols (beta-sitosterol and campesterol), that help to block cholesterol absorption in the intestines, isoflavones and monounsaturated fatty acids, or "healthy fats". HealthAid® Red Yeast Rice tablets provide 10mg of monacolin K, which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. By hindering cholesterol production as well as reducing cholesterol absorption in the intestines, red yeast rice tablets may help slow down a process known as atherosclerosis, a pathological result of plaque formation in the arteries that precedes most cardiovascular ailments, including high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.
WHAT ARE RED YEAST TABLETS FOR?
Lowers cholesterol levels
Invigorates blood circulation and eliminates blood stasis
Ideal for better blood sugar regulation
Important to cardiovascular health
Helps support spleen and stomach health
RED YEAST RICE TABLETS ARE BENEFICIAL FOR?
People with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels
People who need to balance their blood sugar level
People who want to maintain a healthy heart and blood circulation
People with cardiovascular risk factors
INGREDIENTS FOR RED RICE YEAST TABLETS:
Red Yeast rice standardised extract (Monascus purpureus ), Chromium Picolinate, Bulking Agents [(microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), calcium hydrophosphate, sodium carboxymethyl starch), Anti-caking Agents (veg. magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide)].
Each Red Rice Tablets contain (average): %NRV
Red Yeast rice extract 1.5% (Monascus purpureus ) 650mg* *
Which provides Equiv. Monacolin-k 10mg* *
Chromium Picolinate 50mcg 125
*: EC Nutrient Reference Value Not Yet Established.
RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE OF RED RICE YEAST TABLET:
Adults, two tablets daily, can be increased to 3 tablets. Do not exceed recommended daily intake unless advised by a suitably qualified person.