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BioActive Red Yeast Rice - Normal blood cholesterol

Box containing tablets with Red yeast rice powder with 3% Monacolin K

  • Pure red yeast rice powder checked for strength
  • The tablet contains 10 mg monacolin K which is sufficient for the beneficial effect
  • Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
  • Guarantee of product quality, safety and efficacy with each capsule

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1 tablet contains      
Red yeast rice powder     315 mg
of which Monacolin K (3%)     10 mg

Product Facts

1 tablet daily, unless otherwise advised. Preferably to be taken during meal.
Do not exceed recommended amount.

Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet or healthy lifestyle.

It is advised to contact the prescribing physician when you use cholesterol-lowering preparations of the type HMG-CoA reductase ihibitors (statins).
An intake of grapefruit juice may affect the performance of Monacolin K and should be consumed in moderation.

Red yeast rice powder (Monascus purpureus),
filler: microcrystalline cellulose,
anti-caking agent: dicalcium phosphate,
glazing agent: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, talc, polyethylene glycol,
color: titanium dioxide, iron oxide,
strengthening agent: silica,
stabilizer: magnesium salts of fatty acids.

Room temperature, out of direct sunlight.
Keep out of reach of children.

What is BioActive Red Yeast Rice?

BioActive Red Yeast Rice are tablets each containing 350 mg of red yeast rice powder whose strength has been tested and has been shown to Structure of Monacolin K moleculebe able to maintain normal cholesterol levels in the body. This mechanism of action is related to a substance called  monacolin K which influences the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase involved in the biological process in the body, whose end-product is cholesterol.

BioActive Red Yeast Rice is checked for pollutants like citrinin, aflatoxin, dioxins and heavy metals.

Red yeast rice powder is well tolerated

Studies have shown that products with red yeast rice are generally well tolerated, but the content of monacolin K in red yeast rice products may vary considerably. Some products contain very little or no monacolin K. Intake of red yeast rice is no guarantee that the body's cholesterol level is maintained. It is important to choose products with a declared amount of monakolin.

What is red yeast rice?

Red yeast rice is a reddish purple fermented rice whose color comes from the fact that it is grown on the yeast Monascus purpureus. Red yeast rice contains a variety of substances called monacolins, each identified with its own letter, however,  it is only monacolin K that is recognized for its ability to maintain normal cholesterol levels in the body. In addition, red yeast rice contains  a number of unsaturated fatty acids and phytosterols.

In Asia, red yeast rice is common in cooking for flavor and preservation, and in China, the use can be traced back thousands of years in history.

Official claims

The EU Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind the product's content of Monacolin K and has acknowledged the following statement:

  • Monacolin K from red yeast rice contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels*

* The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 10 mg monacolin K from fermented red yeast rice preparations.

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