Red yeast extract monacolin

What is Red Yeast Rice Powder  

Rich in biological activity of enzymes and a variety of physiological active substances, Monacolin-K, ergosterol, γ-aminobutyric acid, natural plant hormones, such as Monascus metabolites with a high nutrition, health, medicinal value, without any side effects, is a natural, safe and effective health food products, pharmaceuticals raw materials. Product Quality safe and reliable.

Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpureus) can also be called red kojic rice, red koji rice or red fermented rice. It is colored red to reddish purple rice which is due to being grown and cultivated with a mold that is called Monascus purpureus. Red Yeast Rice Powder from this type of rice has been used as a food coloring agent; it has been widely used in China to color tofu, red rice vinegar, cooking Peking duck and in making several varieties of Chinese pastries. Red Yeast Rice Powder has been commercially used as an ingredient in medications that lower the body’s natural cholesterol levels. The debate on whether Red Yeast Rice Powder is a drug or a food supplement is still being studied by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States. 
It is used as a food flavoring agent and as a traditional medicine to promote circulation and heart health.


1. Promote blood circulation, soothe upset stomach, and invigorate the function of the spleen;

2. This dietary supplement has been used traditionally for bruised muscles, hangovers, indigestion, and colic in infants;

3. Red yeast rice contains substances that are similar to prescription medications that lower cholesterol;

4. There is also growing interest in evaluating red yeast rice for use as a natural food dye and preservative.


1) As raw materials of drugs for lowering blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease, it is mainly used in pharmaceutical field;
2) As active ingredient of products for improving blood circulation and benefiting stomach, it is mainly used in health product industry;
3) As food supplements and natural pigment, it is widely used in food industry.

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Physical Index

AppearanceLight-red fine powderComplies
Assay (By HPLC) Monacolin-k>2.0%2.11%
Sieve Analysis100% pass 80 meshComplies
Loss on Drying<8.0%3.41%
Residue on Ignition<5.0%2.37%
Bulk Density45-55g/100mL51.5g/100mL
Heavy Metal<10ppmComplies
Residual SolventsEur.Pharm.Complies
Total Plate Count<1000/g148/g
Yeast & Mold<100/g42/g


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