Natural fermented red yeast rice for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and the management of dyslipidemia.


Red yeast rice (RYR) has been used in Asia for centuries as a food preservative, food colorant and flavoring as well in traditional herbal formulas. It is part of the diet in China, Japan and Asian communities. RYR consists of a multitude of compounds including unsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols, pigments, and monacolins. Fermentation of red rice by the yeast Monascus purpureus produces, among the others, monacolin K, a monacolin that is structurally and functionally similar to lovastatin. Monacolin K is able to inhibit HMGCoA reductase and cholesterol synthesis. The cholesterol-lowering efficacy of RYR might be only in part attributable to monacolin K.

Active: Monacolin K (NLT 1,5% – NLT 3%).

Extract Type: granular powder.

Recommended Dosage: 5 – 10 mg/day of Monacolin K.

Applications: powders, tablets, hard shell capsules.

Ups and features

  • Natural fermented product
  • Standardized content of Monacolin K (NLT 1,5% – NLT 3%)
  • Granular powder
  • Excellent flowability and compressibility
  • Compliance with the current EU legislation. on chemical and biological contaminants
  • No fermentation byproduct Citrinin.

Scientific evidence/Proprietary studies

Functional food red yeast rice (RYR) for metabolic syndrome amelioration:
a review on pros and cons. (Patel et al 2016).
Recent perspectives on the role of nutraceuticals as cholesterol-lowering agents. (Ward et al 2017).

Are you interested in this ingredient?

We respond to any technical or commercial request:


    Stay updated on news

    * indicates required