Lowering Serum Cholesterol levels
Studies showed that monacolin K is found on red yeast rice. Monacolin K is chemically identical to the active ingredient in the cholesterol-lowering drug lovastatin. Monacolin K will inhibit HMG-CoA reductase enzyme and this will help to stop the production of cholesterol. As such, it will help to reduce the cholesterol level just like lovastatin does.
Lowering Serum’s Triglyceride (Fats) Level
Triglyceride is also fats in our body, accumulation of fats will cause heart disease, stroke and other health problems. Frontier Red Yeast Rice’s active ingredient, Lecithin can help to break down triglyceride in serum and allow it to excrete out of the body. Results in lower down the triglyceride level in serum.
Increase HDL (Good Cholesterol)
HDL cholesterol is “good” cholesterol. Think of it as the “healthy” cholesterol, so higher levels are better. Experts believe HDL acts as a scavenger, carrying LDL cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver. There it’s broken down and passed from the body. Decreasing of LDL causing increase of HDL ratio of total cholesterol, helps to improve your cholesterol balance in the body.
Decrease LDL (Bad Cholesterol)
LDL (low-density lipoprotein), is also called “bad” cholesterol, makes up most of your body’s cholesterol. High levels of LDL cholesterol raise your risk for heart disease and stroke. Many studies had shown red yeast rice reduces LDL significantly by inhibiting the production of cholesterol.