Bluebonnet Nutrition CholesteRice

Red yeast rice is a type of fermented rice that is produced using specific species of mold Monascus purpureus

It’s been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries for its powerful health promoting properties. Red yeast rice contains the compound monacolin K the same active ingredient found in prescription cholesterol-lowering medications like lovastatin

The potential benefits of red yeast rice include:

  • improved heart health
  • reduced risk of metabolic syndrome
  • decreased inflammation
  • May help reduce cancer risk

Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is a compound that helps generate energy in your cells. Your body produces CoQ10 naturally, but its production tends to decrease with age. Fortunately, you can also get CoQ10 through supplements or foods. Health conditions like heart disease, brain disorders, diabetes, and cancer have been linked to low levels of CoQ10 CoQ10 is a compound made by your body and stored in the mitochondria of your cells. The mitochondria are in charge of producing energy. They also protect cells from oxidative damage and disease causing bacteria or viruses.

Plant sterols are compounds that help block your body from absorbing cholesterol. While plant sterols may help lower LDL cholesterol, they don’t appear to affect your levels of HDL cholesterol or triglycerides.

Pantethine is also well known for its effectiveness in reducing total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride level, while at the same time raising the good HDL cholesterol.

Policosanol is most commonly used for leg pain during exercise due to poor blood flow (intermittent claudication). It has also been used for high cholesterol and heart disease because of its circulatory benefits.

Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. For educational purposes only. Consult your healthcare provider before taking nutritional supplements.

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