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Can Red Yeast Rice Supplements Help Manage Your Cholesterol Levels?

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  • Red yeast rice is a fermented food made by mixing together the yeast strain Monascus purpureus over red rice
  • Discover why you should take caution before using red yeast rice and why natural methods are preferable instead

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in every cell of the body. Most people have a negative perception of it, but cholesterol actually has a role in maintaining proper biological functions. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, cholesterol is responsible for the production of hormones, vitamin D and other substances that help digest food. Your body can produce all the cholesterol it needs, but some foods contain it as well.


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