Red yeast rice is a Chinese fermented rice product (Monascus purpureus) that some have claimed improves blood circulation by decreasing cholesterol and triglyceride levels in humans. The supplement contains naturally occurring monacolin K which has the same makeup as the drug lovastatin.
It has gained popularity because of its properties as a natural statin. This fermented rice product is used as a medicinal food to improve blood circulation by decreasing cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- The recommended dose of monacolin is 600-4800mg/day.
- The duration of treatment ranges from 6-24 weeks.
- It should not be consumed with grapefruit.