Red Yeast Rice Powder
Red Yeast Rice Extract Powder
Monascus pilosus






What is Red Yeast Rice?
Red Yeast Rice is a relative of yeast rice that is used for fermented food, sake,soy sauce and miso paste, and as its name implies, it is red in color. It has been used inChinese herbal medicine since ancient times. The "Ben Cao Wang Mu", a Chinese treatise on herbal medicine, says that Red Yeast Rice aids the digestion and reinvigorates the blood and strengthens the internal organs and refreshes the stomach.
Thus, Red Yeast Rice has been found to have such beneficial effects as reducing blood pressure and LDL cholesterol that raises arteriosclerosis.






PRODUCTION PROCESS:
* Monascus pilosus (IFO4520) is used in the process of inoculation and culturing.


SPECIFICATIONS FOR Red Yeast Rice Powder

Item
1P-D
3P-D1
3P-D2
Properties
powder, red
powder, red
powder, red
Water
10% or less
10% or less
10% or less
Grain size (sieved 100 mesh)
94% or more
94% or more
94% or more
Acid protease
OD660 0.5 or less
OD660 0.5 or less
OD660 0.5 or less
Diastatic strength
0.15 U or less/g
0.15 U or less/g
0.15 U or less/g
GABA
0.025-0.050%
-
-
Monacolin K
-
0.1% or more
0.2% or more
Heavy metals (as Pb)
10 ppm or less
10 ppm or less
10 ppm or less
Arsenic (as As2O3)
0.5 ppm or less
0.5 ppm or less
0.5 ppm or less
Aerobic plate count
300 or less/g
300 or less/g
300 or less/g
Fungus
300 or less/g
300 or less/g
300 or less/g
Coliform bacteria
Negative
Negative
Negative
Salmonella
Negative
Negative
Negative
Staphylococci
Negative
Negative
Negative
Eumycota (mold)
Negative
Negative
Negative
Escherichia coli
Negative
Negative
Negative

Item
1P-D
3P-D1
3P-D2
Protein
5% - 15%
5% - 15%
5% - 15%
Lipid
1.5% - 6.0%
1.5% - 6.0%
1.5% - 6.0%
Carbohydrate
65% - 85%
65% - 85%
65% - 85%
Fiber
0.2% - 2.5%
0.2% - 2.5%
0.2% - 2.5%
Ash
0.2% - 1.5%
0.2% - 1.5%
0.2% - 1.5%
Energy
360kcal - 440kcal/100g
360kcal - 440kcal/100g
360kcal - 440kcal/100g
Shelf life: 12 months after date of manufacture for 1P-D and 3P-D (stored in cool and dark place, unopened)


Certificate of Analysis No.205121974-001 for Red Yeast Rice Powder 3P-D1
dated January 19, 2006 issued by Japan Food Research Laboratories
Test Items
Results
Water
7.9g/100g
Protein
12.4g/100g
Lipid
2.7g/100g
Dietary Fiber
23g/100g
Ash
1.5g/100g
Carbohydrate
52.5g/100g
Energy
330kcal/100g
Sodium 12.5mg/100g

Certificate of Analysis No.205061160-001 for Red Yeast Rice Powder 3P-D1 dated July 4, 2005 issued by Japan Food Research Laboratories
Test Items
Results
Citrinin
Not Detected (LD=0.05ppm)
(Note) LD means "Level of determination".
SPECIFICATIONS FOR Red Yeast Rice Extract Powder
Item
IE-D
3E-D20
Properties
powder, red
powder, red
Water
8% or less
8% or less
GABA
150mg/100g or more
-
Monacolin K
-
2.0% or more
Heavy metals (as Pb)
50 ppm or less
50 ppm or less
Arsenic (as As2O3)
2.5 ppm or less
2.5 ppm or less
Aerobic plate count
3000 or less/g
3000 or less/g
Coliform bacteria
Negative
Negative

Shelf life (stored in cool and dark place):
12 months after date of manufacture for 1E-D (unopened)
30 months after date of manufacture for 3E-D20 (unopened)

(Note)
For extended applications, for instance, 3E-D20 powder can be added on to dextrin (or lactose) at the ratio of 1:4 to form tablets and capsules containing 0.4% of Monacolin K.


Cholesterol-lowering effect of Red Yeast Rice (3P-D1, 3P-D2 & 3E-D20)

Red Yeast Rice naturally has HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, including Monacolin K, which has been associated with decreasing the level of LDL cholesterol.

Volunteer
(initial)
Sex
Age
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)
Change(%)
Start
2 weeks
4 weeks
2 weeks
4 weeks
K.S.
male
50
230
201
193
-13
-16
H.W.
male
42
240
196
204
-18
-15
T.O.
female
57
246
205
183
-17
-26
K.O.
female
69
257
224
213
-13
-17
M.T.
female
67
276
244
227
-12
-18
Average
-
-
250
214
204
-14.4
-18.8

In the volunteer test with using the patients of hyperlipidemia, when everyone took 4g of Red Yeast Rice every day, the average of LDL cholesterol decreased by 24% after 2 weeks, and by 32% after 4 weeks. Cholesterol-lowering effect of Red Yeast Rice was obtained at the Medical Department of Chiba Universtity.


Anti-hypertensive effect of Red Yeast Rice (1P-D & 1E-D)

On the basis of a large quantity of test data obtained through extensive research, we have confirmed that Red Yeast Rice is effective in reducing high blood pressure. Furthermore, Red Yeast Rice never has the side effects that the drugs have. You can use Red Yeast Rice in any food safely.






SAFETY DATA

Red Yeast Rice has been used from ancient times through the present day as a brewing material, an agent to add color and aroma to food, and a meat preservativce. Throughout this rich history as a food product, it has been consumed by a large number of people.It is produced with a clean solid fermentation technology according to the methods of yeast rice fermentation that has been used. None of the test animals shows any sign of suffering side effects from toxicity, mutagenesis, or fungal toxicity.
Item
Subject
Result
Oral acute toxicity test (Limit test)
mice
no abnormality after administering 2,000mg/kg
Oral acute toxicity test
mice
LD50 23.1g/kg or more
Mutagenesis test
bacteria
no mutagenesis
Fungal toxicity, 10 types
not detected



Red Yeast Rice Powder 3000, retail packed
Content:
Red Yeast Rice Powder 3P-D1
No food additives nor preservatives used
3000mg x 30 sticks






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