As a classified dietary supplement by the Federal Drug Administration, Red Yeast Rice is a popular addition to ones diet. However, Weider Global Nutrition boosts the power of its Red Yeast Rice Plus product by adding phytosterols. What are Phytosterols? Quite simply, phytosterols are compounds found in plants, which resemble cholesterols. They are typically found in beans, nuts and vegetable oils. Although they have existed in nature for centuries, their benefits are a more recent discovery. In a 2002 issue of “Annual Review of Nutrition,” a researcher from the Department of Internal Medicine at Washington University published his review on phytosterols, stating, “They [phytosterols] are absorbed only in trace amounts but inhibit the absorption of intestinal cholesterol…a key step in cholesterol elimination.” The researcher also discusses the current literature on phytosterols, which suggests that they are safe when added to the diet. Thus, phytosterols may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels.* Weider’s Red Yeast Rice Plus provides 850 mg of plant phytosterols to help you lower your cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Weider also guarantees this product for purity with no lactose, artificial flavors, gluten, sodium and citrinun. Source:
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.