|Color||Red to Dark Red|
|Loss on Dry %||<10|
Functional Red Yeast Rice
Functional red yeast rice is obtained through fermentation of grains with Monascus purpureus strains. It is dark red powder which is usually used in healthy food industry to lower blood lipid and promote blood circulation, and the main active ingredient of red yeast rice is Monaconlin-K / Lovastatin.
Monacolin K (Lovastatin) is a statin drug, used for lowering cholesterol (hypolipidemic agent) in those with hypercholesterolemia to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. It is a naturally occurring compound found in food such as oyster mushrooms, red yeast rice, and Pu-erh. It is used along with an appropriate diet. It is also used to slow blood vessel blockage and to reduce the need for medical procedures to open blocked heart blood vessels. It is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin." It works by reducing the production of certain fatty substances in the body, including cholesterol.
|Appearance||Red to dark fuchsia, crisp texture, no mildew, no visible to the impurity|
|Smell||Have red yeast rice inherented smelling|
|Loss on Dry %||≤10|
|Total Lovastatin/Monacolin K %||≥1.0|
|Arsenic (As) (mg/kg)||≤10.0|
|Lead (Pb) (mg/kg)||≤4.0|
|Total Plate Count (cfu/g)||≤5000|
|Yeast and Mould (cfu/g)||≤50|
|E. coli (MPN/100g)||≤30|
Store in a well-closed container away from moisture and direct sun light.
Two years while stored under specified conditions.
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