Red Yeast Rice + CoQ10 contains organic red yeast rice derived from US grown Monascus purpureus, a yeast that contains several compounds collectively known as monocolins. Research shows that monocolins can support overall cardiovascular health, and monocolin K in particular can help to maintain healthy blood lipids (such as cholesterol) through its role in the production of the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme. This enzyme is directly involved in determining how much cholesterol your body produces.
In addition to monocolins, this product also contains coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a nutrient recognized for its significant role in cellular energy metabolism as well as being one of our most vital antioxidants. CoQ10 is included here because it is made in the body through the same pathway as cholesterol; since red yeast rice is affecting this pathway, CoQ10’s inclusion helps to protect proper levels of this critical nutrient.