Red Yeast Rice

Last Updated: September 28, 2022

Red Yeast Rice (RYR) is a rice product fermented by bacteria that contains the drug lovastatin, and is currently the most effective naturally occurring statin. It is able, like most statins, to reduce circulating cholesterol levels.

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Red Yeast Rice is most often used for

What else is Red Yeast Rice known as?
Note that Red Yeast Rice is also known as:
  • RYR
Red Yeast Rice should not be confused with:
  • Lovastatin (active ingredient)
  • Monascus purpureus (mold used in processing)

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