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ROSSOPURO®: Natural Fermented Rice

Natural fermented red yeast rice for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and the management of dyslipidemia.


Red yeast rice (RYR) has been used in Asia for centuries as a food preservative, food colorant and flavoring as well in traditional herbal formulas. It is part of the diet in China, Japan and Asian communities. RYR consists of a multitude of compounds including unsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols, pigments, and monacolins. Fermentation of red rice by the yeast Monascus purpureus produces, among the others, monacolin K, a monacolin that is structurally and functionally similar to lovastatin. Monacolin K is able to inhibit HMGCoA reductase and cholesterol synthesis. The cholesterol-lowering efficacy of RYR might be only in part attributable to monacolin K.

Active: Monacolin K (NLT 1,5% – NLT 3%).

Extract Type: granular powder.

Recommended Dosage: 5 – 10 mg/day of Monacolin K.

Applications: powders, tablets, hard shell capsules.


Natural fermented product

Standardized content of Monacolin K (NLT 1,5% – NLT 3%)

Granular powder

Excellent flowability and compressibility

Compliance with the current EU legislation. on chemical and biological contaminants

No fermentation byproduct Citrinin.


Functional food red yeast rice (RYR) for metabolic syndrome amelioration:
a review on pros and cons. (Patel et al 2016).
Recent perspectives on the role of nutraceuticals as cholesterol-lowering agents. (Ward et al 2017).

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