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Red Yeast Rice Extract

Red Yeast Rice Extract

Red Yeast Rice Extract Red yeast rice extract is from red yeast rice as raw material. Red yeast rice is the seed of fermented seed of rice Oryza sativa L in Latin name by a varibrant mould of Monascus purpureus and commercial extracts are usually standardized to contain 4% lovastatin. Red yeast...

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Product Introduction

Red yeast rice extract is  from red yeast rice as raw material. Red yeast rice is the seed of fermented seed of rice Oryza sativa L in Latin name by a varibrant mould of Monascus purpureus and commercial extracts are usually standardized to contain 4% lovastatin. Red yeast rice extract contains monacolin compounds, which have a significant effect on lowering blood lipids. The main active ingredient is lovastatin, which was approved for marketing by FDA in 1987 as a new lipid-lowering drug.


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Production process (4% Lovastatin)

Take the red yeast rice, remove impurities, and crush into coarse powder; soak the rice the volume of 60% ethanol for 30 minutes twice, then put it into a percolation tank, add 60% ethanol to cover the powder, soak for 24 hours, open the valve, and collect the seepage liquid; The ethanol is recovered under reduced pressure to be fully charged, dried in vacuum below 60°℃, crushed the extract and sieved.  This process is suitable for the production of red yeast rice extract (4% Lovastatin), with a yield of about 15%.


Product Specification

English name:

Red Yeast Rice.Extract

Latin name:

Oryza sativa L.

Active ingredients:

Lovastatin

Part used:

Stem/ leaf

Appearance

Brown Yellow Powder

Odor:

Characteristic

Specification:

4% Lovastatin

Test Method:

HPLC

Lovastatin in red yeast rice in modern research has the effect of lowering blood lipids, and is considered to be the most promising blood lipid-lowering drug at present, suitable for people with high blood lipids. It is also a very safe food supplement, mainly used for middle-aged and elderly health care products. 


Application

Red yeast rice and Red yeast rice extracts are widely used in brewing wine, fermented foods, food colorants, health foods and medicines.



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