Red Yeast Rice
What is Red Yeast Rice? A Scientific Explanation

What is Red Yeast Rice? A Scientific Explanation

Red Yeast Rice is made by fermenting a type of yeast called Monascus purpureus over red rice. In Chinese medicine, red yeast rice is used 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.

Red Yeast Rice forms naturally occurring HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors known as monacolins. The medicinal properties of red yeast rice have been researched extensively and proven through numerous clinical studies to lower cholesterol for those who have high cholesterol. According to the below referenced clinical research studies, red yeast rice demonstrated reductions in cholesterol of between 16 and 22%.

Red Yeast Rice contains a family of nine different monacolins, all of which have the ability to inhibit HMG-CoA reductase which inhibits the production of cholesterol. Other active ingredients in red yeast rice include sterols, isoflavones, and monounsaturated fatty acids.

What does that mean?

In short, Red Yeast Rice is all natural and works.

Need Something More Powerful and More Comprehensive?

When Red yeast rice alone is not enough, try HeartSavior™ which not only includes Red Yeast Rice, plus 6 other powerful ingredients for lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol, lowering triglycerides and reducing inflammation of the arteries.

Get More than Red Yeast Rice in Heart Savior.

Heart Savior™ contains naturally occurring red yeast rice powder. Heart Savior addresses heart health and cholesterol levels more comprehensively and effectively than red yeast rice alone.

Heart Savior contains red yeast rice in combination with 6 other extensively researched ingredients for cholesterol and heart health.

  • CoQ10
  • Red Yeast Rice
  • Policosanol
  • Niacin
  • Selenium
  • Guggulipid
  • Plant Sterols and Stanols

How does Red Yeast Rice help lower my cholesterol?

The Red yeast rice in Heart Savior inhibits your body’s natural production of cholesterol. Red yeast rice can help control the cholesterol production of people genetically inclined to produce more cholesterol naturally while the Sterols and Stanols in Heart Savior block the absorption of new cholesterol from the food that you eat. The CoQ10 in Heart Savior promotes heart health and wellness.

Red Yeast Rice Studies

In a study conducted at UCLA School of Medicine, by David Heber, 83 people with high cholesterol levels received red yeast rice over a 12-week period. The study concluded that red yeast rice significantly reduces total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and total triglyceride concentrations when compared to those who received a placebo.

In a study involving 187 patients with elevated cholesterol were treated with red yeast rice daily for eight weeks. At the end of this eight-week trial, total cholesterol decreased by 16%, LDL by 21%, triglycerides by 24%. HDL cholesterol also increased by 14%.

In another 8-week trial involving a 324 people with high cholesterol levels, those who received red yeast rice experienced a significant drop in cholesterol levels compared to those who received placebo. Total cholesterol fell by 22.7%, LDL by 31%, and triglycerides by 34% in the red yeast rice group. HDL cholesterol increased by 20% in the red yeast rice group as well.

Not all Red Yeast Rice is the same and the source of the ingredient needs to be analyzed for purity of content. Heart Savior™ has the purest form available. Heart Savior addresses heart health and cholesterol levels much more comprehensively and effectively than red yeast rice alone.

Red Yeast Rice alone is good for fighting high cholesterol, but Heart Savior is a great combination for lowering cholesterol and overall heart health.

Heart Savior contains red yeast rice in combination with 6 other extensively researched ingredients to significantly enhance the efficacy of red yeast rice and has excellent preventive properties for heart health.


Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is produced by the human body and is necessary for basic cell function. CoQ10 functions as an antioxidant. CoQ10 is naturally present in small amounts in a variety of foods, but is particularly high in organ meats such as heart, liver and kidney, as well as beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, and peanuts. CoQ10 is synthesized in all tissues and a healthy individuals normal levels are maintained both by CoQ10 intake and by CoQ10 synthesis. It has no known toxicity or side effects.

CoQ10 levels decrease with age and are generally low in patients with certain chronic diseases including heart conditions, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Some prescription drugs can also lower CoQ10 levels. Levels of CoQ10 in the body can be increased by taking CoQ10 supplements, like those found in Heart Savior.

CoQ10 and Heart Disease

CoQ10 is highly concentrated in heart muscle cells due to the high energy requirements of this cell type. Recent CoQ10 studies focus on heart disease, specifically, congestive heart failure which has been strongly correlated with significantly low blood and tissue levels of CoQ10. The severity of heart failure correlates with the severity of CoQ10 deficiency. This CoQ10 deficiency may cause heart muscle dysfunction.

What are CoQ10 Supplements

CoQ10 supplements are made from enzymes, amino acids, trace elements, and vitamins that encourage the body to create (biosynthesise) Coenzyme Q10.

Every cell in the body has the ability to make Coenzyme Q10, but not all cells make the same amount. The muscles, heart, kidneys, liver, and pancreas are responsible for the bulk of your body’s Coenzyme Q10 synthesis. The CoQ10 supplement in Heart Savior encourages this synthesis.

Coenzyme Q10 biosynthesis is a long and complex series of biochemical reactions requiring a broad spectrum of vitamins, N-Acetyl Cysteine, other amino acids, and various trace elements. The benzoquinone portion of Coenzyme Q10 is synthesized from the amino acid tyrosine, while the isoprene side chain is synthesized from acetyl-CoA through the mevalonate pathway.