Also Known As:
Red rice koji
Red fermented rice
Overview: Red yeast rice is a bright reddish purple fermented rice, which acquires its colour from being cultivated with the mold Monascus purpureus.
In addition to its culinary use, red yeast rice is also used in Chinese herbology and traditional Chinese medicine to invigorate the body, aid in digestion, and revitalize the blood.
Today, it is used as a dietary supplement that aids in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels, reducing inflammation, and aiding metabolic syndrome due to its monacolin K content.
Common Dosage: 1200 to 1400 mg per day