About Red Yeast Rice


Red Yeast Rice

What is red yeast rice?

For centuries, red yeast rice has been used in China as a food and medicinal substance. By fermenting Monascus purpureus with rice, you in turn make red yeast rice. For centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, red yeast rice has been used to promote blood circulation, soothe upset stomach, and invigorate the function of the spleen. More recently, red yeast rice has been proven to contain substances beneficial to maintaining healthy LDL cholesterol levels.

What are the benefits of taking red yeast rice supplements?

Not all reported benefits of red yeast rice have been evaluated by the FDA, but those who have taken it have reported:

  • Supports healthy cholesterol levels
  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Supports Healthy circulation

Will I experience any side effects while taking red yeast rice supplements?

Every person is different, thus, making their reaction to red yeast rice supplements different. Some possible side effects that have been reported are:

  • Muscle pain and tenderness (stop using immediately and call your doctor if you experience this)
  • Urinating less or not at all (stop using immediately and call your doctor if you experience this)
  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Gas, bloating
  • Mild headache
  • Dizziness

Tell your doctor or health care provider about any side effects you experience after taking red yeast rice supplements.