HealthWise® Koji8 is a pure 8:1 extract of Oryza sativa (rice) naturally cultured with Monascus purpureus (yeast). This natural fermentation process imparts a deep red colour to the rice.
A dietary staple throughout Asia, red yeast rice is used for preparing a wide variety of food products, including pickled tofu, red rice vinegar and Peking Duck as it imparts a subtle but pleasant taste.
In addition to its culinary use, red yeast rice is also used in traditional Chinese Medicine with its use documented as far back as the Tang Dynasty in China in 800 A.D.
- Naturally high in B group vitamins
- Fermented foods are known to aid digestion
Serving Suggestion: 1 – 3 gm added to food. Can be taken in water or juice. Use in cooking to colour foods naturally.
Warning: If taking prescription medication or pregnant/breastfeeding, please consult your healthcare professional for advice before supplementing with red rice powder. Monitoring is advised when taking red rice with cholesterol lowering medications (statins) as effects may be additive.
Note: Because red rice yeast extract delivers a natural mix of statin-like molecules rather than a single type of isolated molecule, it is much less likely to cause the side effects that sometimes occur with the pharmaceutical versions.
However consider taking a Co Q 10 supplement when using red yeast rice as Monacolins can produce statin like results, which may deplete Co Q 10 levels.
Free from gluten, dairy, artificial colouring and flavouring.
HealthWise® Guarantee of Purity: This raw material used in HealthWise® Koji8 is obtained from one of our regular suppliers who has been supplying ingredients for use in listed medicines in Australia since 2000.
This product is naturally cultured without the use of artificial colours, dyes or activating agents. It is steam treated with purified water, vacuum dried and sterilised and meets our HealthWise® Guarantee of Purity.
Note: This product is sold as Food Only and not a medicine, therefore no health claims or dosages can be provided. We encourage you to do your own research to establish how best to use this product. And of course, for further information please consult your healthcare practitioner.
Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.