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What is Red Yeast Rice and Grape Seed Extract?

Red Yeast Rice Extract:

Red yeast rice has been part of the diet in Asian countries for centuries and can be found in ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia dating to the Ming Dynasty, where it was used for blood circulation. Grown on rice, it is publicly known to inhibit cholesterol synthesis and its extract is currently taken as a natural cholesterol-lowering agent.

Studies from a university in California on more than 1000 patients with hypertension and high cholesterol level found that patients who continue taking Red Yeast Rice for 8 weeks can have their cholesterol level reduced by 32% and without any side effects.

Halbert  reported in the January 2010 issue of American Journal of Cardiology on a study looking at red-yeast-rice, reported that patients taking red yeast rice achieved clinically significant LDL-cholesterol reduction.

Reductions were also seen in total cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDL cholesterol levels.

Benefits of Red Yeast Rice Extract:

  •  Maintains healthy cholesterol level.

  •  Helps to maintain healthy heart.

Grape Seed Extract:

Grape seed extract contains oligomeric pro-anthocyanidins (OPCs) which acts as a very powerful antioxidant and destroys free radicals which are very harmful to health. It helps to provide antioxidant protection against cellular damage by free radicals.

Grape seed extract is used for conditions related to the heart and blood vessels, such as atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and poor circulation.

Benefits of Grape Seed Extract:

  •  Prevent free radicals and reduce the cholesterol build-up.

  •  Regulates blood pressure.

  •   Lowers blood cholesterol.

  •  Improve blood flow and strengthening of blood vessels.

  •  Increase blood circulation and protection of the heart.

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