: It is a grain product that Monascus
: purpureus (patent 0553377) which is high class fungus of hemiascomycetes is purely solid-fermented to rice.
It is a grain product that Monascus purpureus (patent 0553377) which is high class fungus of hemiascomycetes is purely solid-fermented to rice. It is used as a raw material and herbal medicine of health functional food as well as food ingredients.
Red Yeast (紅麴) was adopted as an imperial food and used as an herbal medicine to improve blood circulation by the Chinese emperor “Yubang” of the Chinese Han dynasty 2,200 years ago, when there was no microscope. Li Shizhen, the writer of the Compendium of Materia Medica during the Ming dynasty, wrote “It helps digestion, revitalize blood, strengthen the spleen, control the stomach, and revitalize the blood of women“ on this book.
In Korea, it was introduced to Joseon Dynasty by the Chinese envoy and used as a material for postpartum bleeding in oriental medicine.
Heo Jun’s “Donguibogam“ states, “Red yeast is a medicine yeast that helps blood circulation and digestion and stops dysentery.”
Efficacy & Active Ingredients
Monacolin K, a fermentative metabolite of Kuk-Kyun, inhibits the synthesis of cholesterol in the body and stimulates immune cells to increase its anti-competitiveness.
Monacolin – K
Stimulate the circulation of the blood
Monacolin – K, Mevinolin, GABA
Develop villus in small intestine
Monacolin – K, Rubropunctatin
Dimerumic acid, Flavonoids
Develop villus in fish’s small intestine
Antioxidant activity , Prevent disease
Protein degrading enzymes
1st day of fermentation
3rd day of fermentation
7th day of fermentation