Hong Qu (Red Yeast Rice)
#1 Killer of the World
According to the WHO, cardiovascular disease (CVD) ranks first in world’s leading cause of
death. An estimated 17.5 million people died from cardiovascular disease in 2005, representing
30 % of all global deaths. It is well established that CVD is mainly caused by accumulation of
cholesterol in blood vessel that prevents blood from flowing to the heart or the brain. Unhealthy
diet is the primary cause for fatty build-up. Fortunately, we can control it by taking healthy
natural food with established efficacy in helping lowering blood cholesterol.
Benefits of Monascus Purpureus
Red Yeast Rice is a reddish purple fermented rice, which acquires its colour from being cultivated with the Monascus
Purpureus, and is served as food in many Asian countries. It contains several compounds collectively known as
Monacolins, substances known to inhibit cholesterol synthesis.
Tremendous historical reference and human studies have reported that Red Yeast Rice helps improve circulation.
In Traditional Chinese Medicines, Red Yeast Rice or Hong Qu belongs to sweet flavor and warm essence. It strengthens
spleen and stomach, promotes digestion and invigorates blood circulation. A recent clinical study conducted at University
of California show that daily intake of Red Yeast Rice for 8 weeks lower blood levels of total cholesterol, low-density
lipoprotein/LDL (so called the bad cholesterol) and triglyceride content. On the other hand, those who took placebo have
no such effect, suggesting the significant effect of Red Yeast Rice to help maintain healthy blood cholesterol level.
Red Yeast Rice (Hong Qu) (60 vegetarian Capsules/bottle)
- Product Code: WS21
- Availability: In Stock