Ultra Professional Red Yeast Rice A healthy cardiovascular system is essential: if you don’t take care of it‚ you may be at risk for clogged arteries and reduced oxygen flow to vital organs‚ such as your heart and brain. Some of the best ways to maintain cardiovascular health are to eat a healthy diet low in saturated and trans fats‚ and to exercise regularly. For some this may be easier said than done‚ due to busy schedules‚ cost‚ or the lack of availability of healthier choices. This is where a supplement like our Red Yeast Rice capsules can help. HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS REGARDING RED YEAST RICE What is Red Yeast Rice? For centuries, Red Yeast Rice (RYR) has been used in China as both a food and as a medicinal substance. By fermenting a type of yeast called Monascus purpureus over red rice, you in turn make Red Yeast Rice. Through the centuries, in Chinese Medicine, RYR has been shown 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. More recently, RYR has been shown to contain substances beneficial in maintaining healthy LDL levels. Is Our Red Yeast Rice clean? Yes. Our Red Yeast Rice is grown in the USA in a clean room setting and follows U.S.P. Standards (United States Pharmacopeia). Additionally, it is manufactured in FDA licensed and inspected laboratories with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Our Red Yeast Rice is coliform and heavy metal free Does Our Red Yeast Rice contain any citrinin? This is a big question that always comes up when dealing with red yeast rice and for good reasons. Citrinin is a nephrotoxin that can cause damage to the kidneys and because there are no quantitive guidelines set, many companies get away with citrinin in their finalized product. In testing, citrinin is not detectable at 1ppm (parts per million), so we went even further and had ours tested at 200ppb (parts per billion), which is the lowest capability of the analytical method being used, and the levels were still undetectable, which makes our Red Yeast Rice extremely safe to use. Should I take Red Yeast Rice along with other cholesterol lowering drugs? Red Yeast Rice should not be taken with any other cholesterol-lowering medications known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). How many capsules of our Red Yeast Rice should I take per day? It is suggested to take 2 capsules, 2 times daily or as directed by a qualified healthcare professional. Do not take more than four capsules per day. Are there any precautions or interactions? Do not take Red Yeast Rice if you have a history of, or are at risk of, liver disease. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Red Yeast Rice should not be taken with any other cholesterol-lowering medications known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). PRODUCT INFORMATION: Each capsule contains red yeast rice‚ which is a yeast called Monascus purpureus; ironically‚ it doesn’t actually grow into scarlet-shaded rice. Research has shown that red yeast rice may be effective in supporting cardiovascular health. This product is unique‚ since every bit of the red yeast rice contained in this vegetarian supplement is grown in the United States. Every bottle of Red Yeast Rice contains 120 capsules‚ which is enough to last you for one month if taken at the recommended dosage of four capsules per day, and two months if you choose to take two capsules a day. • Grown, harvested, and manufactured in Pennsylvania to strict GMP Standards • 100% Natural Whole Food Supplement • Supports healthy LDL levels† Corn Free Dairy Free Gluten Free GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Certification Soy Free Wheat Free Supplement Facts Serving Size: 2 Vegetarian Capsules Serving per Container: 60 Amount per Serving %DV Red Yeast Rice 1,200 mg * Other Ingredients: Vegetable Stearate * Daily Value (DV) not established DV is based on a 2,000 calorie diet † These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.