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What is Red Yeast Rice
Jul 10, 2020

Red yeast rice is made by fermentation of red aspergillus oryzae. It is brown or purplish red rice.In China, with a long history, it is often used as a coloring agent for food, meat, sausage, fermented bean curd, etc.Red yeast rice is recognized for its natural cholesterol-lowering properties.Our body's cholesterol is produced by the liver, and its activity is controlled by hmG-COA-reducing enzymes.This HMG-COA reduction coenzyme A is primarily responsible for cholesterol synthesis.The mechanism of red yeast rice is to maintain the normal cholesterol level by regulating the activity of HMG-COA red yeast rice supplementto reduce coenzyme A.

The application of red yeast rice is mainly divided into 2 aspects food, medicine.


The Functional red yeast has a strong coloring power to proteins and is therefore commonly, informs the as a food dye for a wide range of meat products, soy products and condiments. At the same time,It can be used for cooking dyeing, such as the production of famous dish cherry meat, Wuxi pork ribs and enema nosuch as sausage.


1. Anti-lipid effect

Lovastatin contained in red yeast rice powder and its extracts is a lipid regulator HMG-COA reductase inhibitor, which has the effect of lowering blood lipid.

It can reduce total plasma cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-CH), very low density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-CH), triglyceride (TG) and high density cholesterol (HDL-CH).

2. Blood pressure lowering effect

The main components of monascus were GABA, glucosamine and other cell wall components of monascus, which had significant effect on lowering blood pressure during the maintenance period of hypertension, especially monascus.

3. Hypoglycemic effect

After taking the culture of monascus, the blood glucose of rabbits decreased by 23% ~ 33% within 0.5h, but decreased by 19% ~ 29% after 1h compared with the control group.

Foreign drugs in foreign markets some may have the same side effects as certain cholesterol-lowering drugs

Red yeast rice can cause mild side effects, :

·Abdominal discomfortHeartburnGasHeadacheDizziness

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