|Heart health is a major concern for millions of
Americans. Many promote heart health through diet and
exercise while others add prescription medications to
their struggle. With our heart health category, we address the
needs of those looking for additional cardiovascular support
through dietary supplementation. We offer unique products in
this line, each with a different approach to supporting heart
Red yeast rice is the product of a yeast (Monascus purpureus) grown on rice, and is a dietary staple in some Asian countries. The use of red yeast rice in China was first documented in the Tang Dynasty in 800 A.D. A detailed description of its manufacture is found in the ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia, Ben Cao Gang Mu-Dan Shi Bu Yi, published during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). In this text, red yeast rice is proposed to be a mild aid for gastric problems (indigestion, diarrhea), blood circulation, and spleen and stomach health. Red yeast rice in a dried, powdered form is called Zhi Tai. When extracted with alcohol it is called Xue Zhi Kang.