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Product No.: RY-004

Red Yeast Rice 0.4%

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Red yeast rice has been used in China for centuries as both a food and a medicinal substance. It is made by fermenting rice with one yeast called Monascus purpureus Went. In Chinese medicine, red yeast rice is used to promote blood circulation, soothe upset stomach, and invigorate the function of the spleen, a body organ that destroys old blood cells and filters foreign substances. Recently, it has been discovered that red yeast rice contains Lovastatin which can lower cholesterol.

Lovastatin, Monacolin K, Functional Monascus Red Rice, Functional Red Yeast Rice, Red Yeast Rice Extract

Molecular Structure of Lovastatin:

Molecular Formula: C24H36O5
Molecular Weight: 404.54
CAS No.: 75330-75-5

Botanical Origin: Monascus purpureus Went - Fermented rice
Identification: Positive by TLC
Appearance: Dark red powder
Mesh Size: 90% Min. through 80 mesh
Assay: Lovastatin (Monacolin K ) 0.4% Min. (HPLC)
Moisture: 8.0% Max.
Heavy Metals: 20ppm Max.
Lead (Pb): 2ppm Max.
Arsenic (As): 2ppm Max.
Total Aerobic Count: 1,000cfu/g Max.
Yeast & Mold: 100cfu/g Max.
E. coli: Negative
Salmonella: Negative

Packing: 25kgs/Fibre drum, two plastic-bags inside
Storage: Stored in a well-closed container away from moisture and light
Shelf Life: Two years

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Main Biological Activity:
1. Blood circulation improver
2. Adjust abnormal blood lipid levels

Main Application:
1. Health food
2. Pharmaceutical
3. Dietary supplements

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