Cholesterol is a waxy substance made of lipids that is needed for the cell membranes and to produce many hormones. The amount of cholesterol determines the health of the body. The Red yeast rice plus CoQ10 helps reduce the cholesterol. There are good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. The high density lipoproteins, the good cholesterol, protect the heart system while the low density variety can be plaque in the blood vessels creating block in the paths. This block may lead to cardiac arrest or strokes.
The high cholesterol level is mainly due to improper diet having high trans fats and saturated fats. The high sugar diet also contributes since the sugar is converted into triglycerides that are not good for the cardiovascular system.
The red yeast rice is the result of fermentation of the yeast Monascus purpureus on rice. The fermented rice helps reduce the low density cholesterol.