Red Yeast Rice extract, known as Hong
Qu in China, is a traditional food used in Peking
duck or spare ribs. It contains small amounts of
Monacolin K (also known as mevinolin), identical to
the active agent known as lovastatin. This formula
is designed to decrease blood cholesterol and reduce
side effects commonly found in "statin" drugs. It is
meant for less severe levels of cholesterol. Coupled
with a proper diet and exercise, a study at UCLA
showed a drop in cholesterol of about 40 points in
Red Yeast Rice also contains at least 11 other
substances such as phytosterols which have
beneficial effects on cholesterol.
Beni Koji (Red Yeast Rice) is used to decrease the
endogenous production of cholesterol by the liver.
It acts similarly to the agents used to inhibit the
enzyme called; HMG-CoA Reductase (the enzyme
responsible for cholesterol synthesis by the liver
* Warning: The individuals with the history of liver
disease or having elevated liver enzymes must not
use this product and should seek the advise of a
physician prior to use.
EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS:
Ingredient Dose Units
* Beni Koji Red Yeast Rice (entire Plant)
(Monascus pilosus/anka) 1000 mg
* Daily value not established
Gelatin (capsule), cellulose, vegetable stearate.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 2 capsules
twice daily or as directed by physician.
It may cause gastrointestinal discomfort in
sensitive individuals. Prolonged use may increase
liver enzymes in certain individuals. No side
effects have been noted when used as directed.
Supplied in bottles of 60 capsules. Packed 12
bottles per case.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light.
Keep out of reach of children. The content of each
capsules are stable and maintains potency under
normal conditions for at least two years.