Red Yeast Rice + NK 60 capsules - Monascus purpureus & nattokinase | discontinued

Red Yeast Rice + NK 60 capsules - Monascus purpureus & nattokinase | Jarrow Formulas

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Jarrow Formulas Red Yeast Rice + Nattokinase  contains rice that has been fermented by the yeast Monascus purpureusis has been used in Asia for centuries as a food preservative, food colorant and flavoring as well as in traditional herbal formulas.
Red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) : contains monacolins, which are naturally occurring substances known to interact with enzymes in the body that affect blood lipid and inflammation health.
It is part of the diet in China, Japan, and Asian communities in the United States.
Jarrow Formulas uses Red Yeast Rice that is free of the undesirable fermentation byproduct citrinin.
Red Yeast Rice naturally contains traces of lovastatin.
Nattokinase is made via fermentation by Bacillus subtilis natto and then purified. Nattokinase keeps arteries healthy and elastic and as such is a useful addition. 
Each two capsules supply 2,000 Fibrinolytic Units (FU) of activity from nattokinase to promote the breakdown (hydrolysis) of fibrin and support healthy circulation in conjunction with 1,200 mg Red Yeast Rice extract.

who can benefit from Red Yeast Rice with Nattokinase
Those who are taking CoQ10 or QH who would also benefit from a combination promoting healthy blood circulation.

• Complementary Red Yeast Rice + Nattokinase Formula
• 10:1 Red Yeast Rice (RYR) Extract
• 2000 FU (Fibrinolytic Units) Nattokinase per Serving
• Strict Quality Controlled Formulation of Red Yeast Rice
• Red Yeast Rice contains a number of naturally occurring substances known to affect cardiovascular health
• Nattokinase is a fibrin digesting enzyme that also modulates the body’s own plasmin levels

background reading

Cardiovascular health is about more than the heart. The health of the vessels, or vasculature, is critically important and impacts the heart. For example, the conditions of blood vessels affect blood pressure and blood flow. The amount of force and energy the heart requires to circulate nutrients impacts the health of the heart. This is why maintaining the heart and vessels in tandem makes sense.

Red Yeast Rice + Nattokinase combines two complementary ingredients for cardiovascular and circulatory health. Included in this formula are 1) a 10:1 red yeast rice extract that is carefully fermented to avoid the presence of the natural by-product citrinin and 2) soy- free nattokinase made via fermentation by Bacillus subtilis natto and then purified without the use of solvents.

What is Red Yeast Rice?
Red yeast (Monascus purpureus) that grows on rice yields a fermented product known as red yeast rice (RYR). RYR has a long history of use in Asia as a food, a flavoring/coloring agent, and a preservative. In Chinese medicine, RYR is also believed to support “blood circulation.” Much is often made of a class of active compounds in RYR called monacolins. By current count, there are more than ten different monacolins found in RYR, and they all appear to have slightly different effects.

But one should keep in mind that RYR is not a drug and is neither just one monacolin, nor a collection of monacolins. Rather, RYR is a complex food substance that also contains many bioactive components like sterols, isoflavones, and monounsaturated fatty acids. Other specific compounds found in RYR, such as monascin and ankaflavin, have recently been found to promote inflammatory health and even support beneficial HDL levels. Clearly, the benefits of RYR to cardiovascular health are more subtle than is often described.

Those interested in RYR should also be mindful that any product they take is monitored for citrinin content. Citrinin is a mycotoxin that targets the kidneys and is produced by numerous Penicillium and Aspergillus species. It can appear in RYR not grown under carefully controlled conditions.

Why is Nattokinase important?
Nattokinase is believed to do a number of things in promoting circulatory health. First, it acts as a natural fibrinolytic (clot-digesting) enzyme that helps to support the body’s ability to regulate fibrin. In fact, this is why nattokinase is measured in terms of fibrinolytic units (FU). Some research suggests that nattokinase is more effective than the body’s own enzyme, plasmin, for this purpose. Second, nattokinase appears to support normal levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1). By reducing the plasminogen levels that are critical to the production of plasmin, high levels of PAI-1 can negatively impact fibrin degradation. By maintaining normal levels of PAI-1, nattokinase supports the body’s own fibrin-balancing mechanisms.

Red Yeast Rice + Nattokinase
Together these two ingredients work in a complementary fashion on multiple levels. By modulating inflammation, red yeast rice may help guard against “hot spots” and vasculature damage that leads to the “repair” signal being broadcast and fibrin producing enzymes responding over-vigorously. Meanwhile, nattokinase can help keep fibrin levels balanced between production and degradation so as to avoid out-sized fibrin meshes that trap red blood cells and blood lipids in a viscous cycle. By balancing blood lipids, red yeast rice can also help provide another check on this cascade.

Jarrow Formulas Red Yeast Rice + Nattokinase is designed to support cardiovascular health and circulation. Jarrow Formulas’ Nattokinase is made via fermentation by Bacillus subtilis natto and then purified. Red Yeast Rice is fermented by the yeast Monascus purpureus . Jarrow Formulas uses Red Yeast Rice that is carefully produced to minimize the presence of the byproduct citrinin. Each two capsules supply 2,000 Fibrinolytic Units (FU) of activity from nattokinase to promote the breakdown (hydrolysis) of fibrin and support healthy circulation in conjunction with 1,200 mg Red Yeast Rice extract.

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recommended use
Take 2 capsules per day with a meal or a glass of water, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant

contains per daily serving (2 capsules)
Red Yeast Rice (red rice fermented Monascus purpureus) 1200mg †
natto extract 100mg †
- nattokinase 2000 FU
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established

active ingredient (red yeast rice, natto extract) , filler (indigestible dextrin, cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)

keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children

Do not use this product if you are pregnant, lactating or trying to conceive
If you have a medical condition (especially bleeding disorders), are under the age of 18, or taking medications (especially either blood-thinning or blood-clotting medications), consult your healthcare professional before using this product.

allergy information
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)

suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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