HealthWise Koji8 Red Yeast Rice - 300gHWKOJ
HealthWise® Koji8 Red Yeast Rice Powder is a pure extract of cultured rice with a deep red colour, naturally imparted by the fermentation process.
Red Yeast Rice is a valuable natural health supplement that has been used since as far back as the Tang Dynasty in 800 A.D. China. It contains naturally-occurring monacolins and is a dietary staple throughout Asia, as well as being used in the preparation of a wide range of food products (such as red rice vinegar, pickled tofu and Peking Duck). Its taste can be described as subtle but pleasant.
- Red Yeast Rice is naturally high in B group vitamins
- Fermented foods are known to benefit digestion
Add between 1 to 3 grams to of Red Yeast Rice to food, or take in water or juice. Red Yeast Rice can also be used in cooking to colour foods naturally.
Purity and quality
HealthWise® Koji8 Red Yeast Rice Powder tests as ‘negative' to the presence of the mycotoxin citrinin (the limit of detection is 1ppm).
Warning: Please consult your healthcare professional for advice before supplementing your diet with red rice powder if taking prescription medication or pregnant/breastfeeding. Monitoring is advised when taking red rice with cholesterol-lowering medications (statins) as effects may be additive.
Note: red rice yeast extract delivers a natural mix of statin-like molecules rather than a single type of isolated molecule, it is therefore much less likely to cause the side effects that sometimes occur with the pharmaceutical versions.
However, you may consider taking a CoQ10 supplement when using red yeast rice, as monacolins can produce statin-like results, which may deplete CoQ10 levels.