Monacolin K / Red yeast extract

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Form: Extract
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. 

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