Monascus più is a natural remedy based on monascus purpureus or red fermented rice and Coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant.
A natural food supplement that, thanks to the Monacolin K contained in the red rice, contributes to the maintenance of normal levels of cholesterol in the blood.
Monascus purpureus: it is an extract from the red rice yeast that contains Monacolin K, a natural substance that, for its chemical structure and physical characteristics, has been shown to be very similar to the molecule of statins, that normalize the blood cholesterol.
It is a traditional Chinese product, used since 800 B. C. that was called Hong Qu. It is obtained from common rice (Oryza sativa) fermented with a particular yeast called Monascus purpureus.
Coenzyme Q10 or ubiquinone: is a substance naturally present in our organism that has antioxidant action, protects in particular the cell membranes from oxidative damages caused by free radicals, its production decreases progressively with the advancing age. Studies have shown that people with hypercholesterolemia and/or hypertension tend to have lower than average Q10 concentrations; its integration is therefore useful to restore normal values.
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