Monacolin K / Red yeast extractBack to ingredients
Food Source: Red yeast rice
Benefits of Monacolin K / Red yeast extract
- Cardiovascular health
What is Monacolin K / Red yeast extract?
Red Yeast Rice is rice that has been fermented and cultivated with a yeast mould and takes on a deep red, purple colour. One of the compounds in Red Yeast Rice is Monacolin K which is acclaimed for supporting heart health. You may also enjoy reading ‘5 tips to lower cholesterol’.
High cholesterol levels are the main cause of heart disease. Cholesterol, which is a type of blood fat, can build up in the arteries, causing them to stiffen and narrow as the cholesterol accumulates, increasing stress on the heart which increases the risk of a heart attack and strokes.