Red Yeast Rice – Cholesterol

A scientific study published by the European Food Safety Authority validates the health claims relating to the active ingredient Monacolin K from red yeast rice and the maintenance of normal blood LDL cholesterol. Elevated LDL cholesterol is an increasing health concern. The maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels is best achieved under the guidance of a CAM Practitioner, where a person’s individualised needs can be met and monitored.

New Vistas Red Yeast Rice Complex is a popular food supplement containing 100mg of Monacolin K. The article addresses the benefits of supplementation on cholesterol management and heart health.

Reference: EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA); Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to monacolin K from red yeast rice and maintenance of normal blood LDL cholesterol concentrations (ID 1648, 1700) Pursuant to Article 13 (1) Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 EFSA Journal 2011;9 (7) : 2304

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