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Red yeast rice is produced by fermentation of a yeast on rice. The yeast is usually Monascus purpureus.
China Herbal Extract Factory EU Stock Red Yeast Extract Monacolin K (Monacolin K 0.1-4% HPLC)
Depending on the yeast strain used and the conditions of fermentation, the yeast can enrich the rice with substances known as monacolins, including monacolin K. Monacolin K is structurally identical to the medicine lovastatin.
Lovastatin, like other statin drugs, helps slow the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of arteries and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. Statin drugs are used together with diet, weight loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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