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Red Yeast Rice –
1. Supports healthy blood lipid level
Monacolin K, the main active ingredient in red yeast rice, has been extensively researched and clinically proven to be effective in maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It supports reduction of Triglyceride by to 16%, LDL Cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by up to 24%, reducing the riskof heart related diseases and stroke. There are two forms of Monacolin K – bio-ready and inactive forms. Most red yeast rice products in the market contain mainly the inactive form of Monacolin K, which relies on the body to convert them into the active form. Hence results are not always guaranteed.
2. Supports arterial elasticity
Monacolin K is chemically identical to the active ingredient in Lovastatin, a drug (Statin) that revolutionised the treatment of Hypercholesterolemia (high blood cholesterol).
Hypercholesterolemia can cause arteries to harden, leading to arterial stiffness. This may explain research findings where statin therapy including Lovastatin has a beneficial effect on arterial stiffness (Int J Cardiol 227: 338-341 (2017)) as characterised by the measurement of pulse wave velocity (PWV). Similar to Statin, red yeast rice plus coenzyme Q10 supplementation for 6 months was clinically proven to significantly reduce arterial stiffness in moderately hypercholesterolemic subjects whose PWV were reduced by 4.7% after monacolin treatment, but increased 1.1% after taking placebo (Ann Nutr Metab 68(3): 213-219 (2016)).
Another study revealed that the combination of red yeast rice, berberine and policosanols reduced both cholesterol levels and PWV of hypercholesterolemic subjects, where cholesterol reduction was associated with decrement of arterial stiffness (PharmaNutrition 1(2): 73-77 (2013)).
Red Yeast Rice
“It’s unbelievable but my arterial stiffness really improved to healthy levels within days!”
58-year-old S.C. Phua did not take his prescribed medication to manage his cholesterol issue as he was concerned with side effects and tried Lifestream Red Yeast Rice instead. “My cholesterol profile is maintained within the healthy range after I started taking Red Yeast Rice. I am very surprised that my pulse wave velocity also dropped to normal healthy levels. I’m 58 now but I can proudly tell my friends that my arteries are as young as those in their 40s.”
What is pulse wave velocity?
Pulse wave velocity (PWV) measures the arterial stiffness at which the pressure waves generated by the contraction of the heart is assessed. It determines the elasticity of the arterial system, with the higher PWV being the higher arterial stiffness. Stiffening of arteries are associated with cardiovascular diseases; the higher the marker, the greater the risk.
She went for a medical checkup and shockingly she found that her total cholesterol and LDL level were so high that she was prescribed medication to control her cholesterol problem. That’s when she decided started to try Lifestream Red Yeast Rice Complex. Three months later, she went for another medical checkup. From the medical checkup result, her total cholesterol level dropped from 6.68mmol/L (unhealthy range) to 4.55mmol/L (healthy range). The greatest improvement observed was her LDL level that lessened drastically from 4.456mmol/L to 1.38 mmol/L followed by the significant increase in her good cholesterol, HDL level from 1.41 to 2.22mmol/L. With the help of Lifestream Red Yeast Rice Complex, Madam Chua successfully overcome her cholesterol problem and regains her health in just 3 months time.
In October 2007, Mr Mok went for a medical checkup and that was when he discovered his total cholesterol level, especially his triglycerides levels were too high, thus increasing his risk of heart disease.
Mr Mok was introduced to Lifestream Red Yeast Rice Complex. After consuming for a few months, he did another test in May 2008 and discovered his total cholesterol level had dropped drastically from 6.96mmol/L to 5.4mmol/L while his triglycerides level had lessened from 4.95mmol/L to 3.6mmol/L. Mr. Mok is very happy to see improvement in his health so soon and was grateful to have found Lifestream Red Yeast Rice Complex that allowed him to control his cholesterol and triglyceride levels naturally and safely.
Contents: 570mg x 60 vegecaps