Red Yeast Rice

Beton Nutrition Corporation | Updated: Apr 19, 2016

Red yeast rice, which is made by Beton,is made by culturing rice with various strains of the yeast Monascus purpureus. Some preparations of red yeast rice are used in food products in Chinese resterant, including Peking duck. Others have been sold as dietary supplements to lower blood levels of cholesterol and related lipids worldwide.

Some red yeast rice contain substances called monacolins, which are produced by the yeast. Monacolin K is chemically identical to the active ingredient in the cholesterol-lowering drug lovastatin, which is one of the drugs in the category known as statins. These drugs lower blood cholesterol levels by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver.

The composition of red yeast rice  varies depending on the yeast strains and culture conditions used to manufacture them. The strains and conditions used to produce culinary red yeast rice differ from those used to produce products that are intended to lower cholesterol. Tests performed by the FDA indicate that the red yeast rice sold as a food product contains only traces of monacolin K or none at all.

In both 2008 and 2009, the most recent years for which data are available, sales of red yeast rice dietary supplements were approximately $20 million per year. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, which included a comprehensive survey of the use of complementary health approaches by Americans, 2.1 percent of respondents (an estimated 1.8 million Americans) had used complementary health approaches for cholesterol in the past year.

Beton has the great advantage to develop this product, we could ofer you the red yeast rice with citrinin free, High content of Acid Monacolin K, GMO free. Hope we have chance to cooperate with you together. 

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