Red Yeast Rice
Red Yeast Rice (RYR) has been used in food and traditional medicine for thousands of years in China for cardiovascular support. An extract from RYR has been fermented with the yeast Monascus purpureus, which creates compounds that have been clinically shown to inhibit the production of cholesterol in the liver.
Unlike many other red yeast rice supplements on the market, AOR’s Red Yeast Rice with Ankascin 568-R is subjected to a patented extraction process that removes citrinin, a toxic by-product of the fermentation process. Most RYR products on the market also contain monacolin K, a compound that is associated with side effects similar to statin drugs. These side effects can include myopathy, muscle pain and weakness, and rhabdomyolysis, a condition in which muscle fibres break down, releasing harmful substances into the bloodstream which can affect the liver and kidneys.
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, corn starch
Capsule: hypromellose, sodium copper chlorophyllin.
Take one capsule one to two times per day with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Do not use if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Consult a qualified health care practitioner prior to use if you are breastfeeding, suffering from liver or kidney disease, have received an organ transplant, if you are taking other medication; particularly cyclosporine, blood thinners, blood lipid lowering medications, blood pressure medications or antidiabetic drugs, or for use beyond eight weeks. If you experience muscle pain, tenderness and/or weakness, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner.