Red Yeast Rice & Q10
Looking for a natural way to maintain your cholesterol level?
Red Yeast Rice & Q10 with black garlic is the product for you. This unique composition contains 2.5 mg of monacoline K per tablet. But that's not all; the addition of black garlic provides extra antioxidant benefits and helps maintain a normal cholesterol level. Continue reading to discover what a healthy cholesterol level entails, the role of fermentation in this product, and why both red yeast rice and black garlic are valuable additions to a balanced lifestyle.
- Helps maintain a normal cholesterol level (garlic)
- Good for the heart and blood vessels (garlic)
- Fermented ingredients: the unique fermentation process for both red yeast rice and black garlic results in unique flavors and textures and can improve shelf life.
- Antioxidant properties of black garlic: a feature widely appreciated.
- Natural ingredients: for consumers who prefer natural products, this supplement offers an option with natural ingredients.
- Unique combination of ingredients: the combination of red yeast rice, black garlic, and coenzyme Q10 in one product sets it apart from other products on the market.
- Rich in coenzyme Q10: contains 7.5 mg of coenzyme Q10, a substance naturally present in the body that may decrease with age.
What you need to know about cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fatty substance naturally occurring in our bodies. It plays a crucial role in cell structures, hormone production, and other important biological processes. However, high cholesterol levels can pose health risks.
What is a healthy cholesterol level?
Maintaining a normal cholesterol level is important. It can vary due to factors such as age, gender, and lifestyle. Cholesterol is usually measured through a blood test that assesses total cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipoprotein), HDL (high-density lipoprotein), and triglycerides. LDL is often considered 'bad' cholesterol, and high levels can increase certain risks, while HDL is considered 'good' cholesterol and can lower the risk. The measurement can be done by a general practitioner, in a hospital, or in some cases through a self-test. According to guidelines, an optimal cholesterol level for adults would have a total cholesterol of less than 200 mg/dL, LDL levels less than 100 mg/dL, and HDL levels of 60 mg/dL or higher. Triglycerides should ideally be below 150 mg/dL. It is important to consult with an expert for a complete understanding of your cholesterol profile and any potential risk factors.
The power of fermentation
Red Yeast Rice & Q10 contains two fermented ingredients: red yeast rice and black garlic. Fermentation is a process in which microorganisms transform substances in food, which can result in improved shelf life and unique properties. It can lead to changes in taste, texture, and nutritional value.
Why red yeast rice?
Red yeast rice is formed when white rice ferments with the Monascus purpureus fungus. This results in red or purple rice that contains a specific substance called monacoline K. The tablets of Red Yeast Rice & Q10 are carefully formulated to provide 2.5 mg of monacoline K.
The benefits of black garlic
Black garlic is regular garlic that has been fermented at high temperature and humidity. This gives the garlic a black color, soft texture, and sweet taste. Black garlic is known for its antioxidant properties and is often considered a 'superfood.'
It contains the bioactive compound S-Allyl cysteine. It is a powerful antioxidant and has a beneficial effect on the heart and contributes to maintaining a responsibly normal cholesterol level.
Added coenzyme Q10
This composition also includes 7.5 mg of coenzyme Q10, a substance naturally present in the body but may decrease as you age.
Warnings for Red Yeast Rice & Q10?
On June 22, 2022, a new EU directive came into effect that limits the amount of monacoline K in red yeast rice supplements. Red yeast rice products with more than 3 mg of monacoline K can no longer be sold. This makes it difficult for companies to provide information since the only approved health claim specifically applies to a dose of 10 mg of monacoline K. The European Commission amended this directive as a precaution based on individual reports of side effects such as muscle pain and gastrointestinal issues, which resemble the side effects of statins, cholesterol-lowering medications. This new legislation contradicts the results of 53 randomized clinical studies in which supplements with red yeast rice, even in doses higher than 3 mg of monacoline K, were considered safe and well-tolerated. The risk of side effects in older individuals is greater because they often use other medications that can interact with red yeast rice, potentially exacerbating any symptoms. Therefore, we are obliged to put a warning on the packaging that it is not suitable for individuals over 70 years of age.
Furthermore, it should not be used by children under 18 years of age and pregnant women. Also, if you are already using cholesterol-lowering medications, this product is not recommended.
Disclaimer: In accordance with applicable law, Golden Naturals is limited in providing complete information about the applications of this supplement. We are required to adhere to the claims regulation, which means we have permission to make health claims for certain ingredients only. For any questions, always consult a qualified health professional or your doctor for personal advice.
Health claims are ongoing.
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|Composition per daily dose (= 1 tablet):
|Red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) extract
standardized to 3% monacolin K
|Fermented garlic (aged black garlic) extract 10:1
of which >0.1% SAC (S-Allyl cysteine)
|Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone)
|BioPerine® (Piper nigrum L. extract)
Suitable for vegans.
This product is a nutritional supplement. A dietary supplement is not a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Red yeast rice & Q10 contains monacolin K and coenzyme Q10, both of which are fat-soluble. Taking these substances with a meal can improve absorption. Do not exceed recommended daily amount. Not suitable for children, pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. Consult an expert before use in case of health problems, illness or medication.