Vista Health Products introduced Red Yeast Rice as a unique natural product that's been used in Asian traditional medical systems since approximately 800 A.D. Produced by fermenting red yeast (Monascus purpureus) with white rice, Red Yeast Rice is commonly used in cooking applications to enhance the color and flavor of foods. Peking Duck is an example of the coloration and flavor imparted by Red Yeast Rice. Vista Health Products Red Yeast Rice is carefully produced to avoid the presence of citrinin, a sometimes toxic by-product of the fermentation process.
Red Yeast Rice, a fermented product of rice on which red yeast (Monascus purpureus) has been grown, has been used for centuries in Chinese cuisine and as a medicinal food to promote healthy blood circulation. Red Yeast Rice extract is most often used by those who wish to have healthy cholesterol levels. Those who take these pills should consider taking a CoQ10 supplement a few times a week since some red yeast rice extract products may deplete CoQ10 levels. CoQ10 may be helpful for those on statin therapy used for lowering cholesterol levels. Take Vista's CoQ10 with Red Yeast Rice to maintain healthy CoQ10 level. Red Yeast Rice may contain statin-like compounds called monacolins -- including one, monacolin K, which is structurally identical to some cholesterol drugs.
Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is one of the benefits of red yeast rice extract. There are quite a number of dietary changes and supplement pills you can take to lower your cholesterol level. Eating less can also prevent a rise in cholesterol levels. Use Vista's CoQ10 and Red Yeast Rice together for best results.