What is red yeast? Where it is found? Is it a natural supplement? Is it a medicine? What are the benefits of red yeast? Are there any side effects of this red yeast supplement?
Red yeast rice has been very popular for centuries in China. It is also popular among Asia. The red yeast is used as a food colorant, food preservative, spice, and an ingredient in rice wine. Red yeast is used as a food. Red yeast is also useful for making medicinal product. This natural supplement is used as medicinal product especially for all alleviating indigestion and for improving the blood circulation.
The red yeast rice is also available in the powder form. This powder form red yeast is very popular in Asia and Chinese communities in North America. Red yeast powder is commonly used as a natural food color. The red yeast is commonly used for coloring the alcoholic beverages, cheese, and fish.
Let us have discussion about the uses of red yeast. For what disease it is useful? Red yeast is one of the important medicines that help in lowering the cholesterol. The scientific research states that the red yeast is a natural supplement of monacolin K. the red yeast contains the substances namely ‘monacolin K’ those are similar to the prescription statin medications. This substance has the same construction as drug lovastain. Monacolin K is very vital to lower the LDL cholesterol. It plays vital role for lowering triglycerides.
High level cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease. The chances of heart attack increase when the cholesterol level in the body goes up. The action of enzyme called HMG-CoA in the human body helps to make cholesterol. The Monascus purpureus (red yeast) stops the action of enzyme. The red color yeast rice is good to for controlling the cholesterol levels in the body. One of the important substance of red yeast rice namely monacolin K has similar makeup like lovastatin prescription drug. The lovastatin substance is also helpful in cholesterol lowering levels and maintains a proper balance in the body. The lovastatin substance is responsible for lowering the cholesterol in the human body. The red yeast is best for achieving the right balance of cholesterol in the human body. Right balance of LDL Cholesterol reduces the chances of heart attack. The red yeast supplements can be magical treatment for heart patients.
Are red yeast supplements are better than others? Are there any side effects caused due to red yeast supplements? What are the negative effects of red yeast?
Rhabdomyolysis is the main bad effect caused due to red yeast. It means the breaking down of muscle tissues. High dosage of red yeast supplements for prolonged periods can damage the muscle tissues. Symptomatic myopathy is caused due to red yeast. The levels of hepatic and cardiac get reduced. Red yeast is vital for reducing the cholesterol level provided it is taken in exact quantities else there will opposite effects. Headaches, gas, joint pain, indigestion, stomach each, bloating, heart burn, dizziness, weakness, muscle aches, etc. are some common complaints due to intake of red rice yeast.
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