Red Yeast Rice | GNC
Organic Organic
Organic Organic

Product Information



  • Made in America with organic red yeast rice
  • Maintains healthy cholesterol levels*
  • 120 Capsules
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Higher Quality
  • Non-GMO

Our Red Yeast Rice is made according to traditional methods. Its benefits are recommended for adult men and postmenopausal women who are interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and for whom their physicians have determined that dietary supplementation is appropriate as part of a program for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.*

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International. 


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size  2 Capsule(s)
Servings Per Container  120

Amount Per Serving     % DV

Organic Red Yeast Rice (Monacus purpureus)  1200 mg   **

** Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other Ingredients
Organic Brown Rice, Organic Soy, Gelatin Capsule
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How To Use

Take 2 capsules 2 times per day ( morning and evening) with water at mealtimes. Do not take more than 4 capsules in a 24-hour period. Immediately discontinue use if you experience any unexplained muscle pain or tenderness, especially if accompanied by flu-like symptoms. Keep out of reach of children. As with any dietary supplement, consult a physician if you are taking any prescription medication.
This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.,
  • Immediately discontinue use if you experience any unexplained muscle pain or tenderness, especially if accompanied by flu-like symptoms.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • As with any dietary supplement, consult a physician if you are taking any prescription medication.
  • This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Do not use if you are pregnant, can become pregnant, or are nursing.
  • Do not use if you have undergone an organ transplant or major surgery within the past 6 weeks.
  • Do not use if you are under 20 years of age.
  • Do not use if you have active liver disease or history of liver disease.
  • Do not use if you consume more than 2 drinks of alcohol per day.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to soy or rice products.
  • Should not be taken in combination with grapefruit products or prescription cholesterol-lowering drugs.
  • Do not use if freshness seals are damaged or missing.


Manufactured by: Sylvan Bio, Inc. 90 Glade Drive Kittanning, PA 16201


4.8 / 5.0
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RED YEAST RICE supplement
I’ve used it for years and it effectively decreased my cholesterol levels
June 2, 2019
1 month ago
I have been going to GNC for many years, l really like the way your team treats me, I don’t understand about the product they go out of there way to give me the best answer . They make sure I understand, before we go to the next question. In which I always have. Thank you so very much for having a great team.
April 29, 2019
1 month ago
Great value!
Great value!
April 20, 2019
2 months ago
No other compares
I have been using Red Yeast Rice for over 4 yrs. I was having trouble with cholesterol medicine and my doctor recommended it as a possible replacement.I am so glad I started using it. My cholesterol numbers started coming down.It is important to ask your doctor before you start using the product. You can’t take both.It is also important to obtain the best Red Yeast Rice and continue using the same one. I have found this one has been consistent in it’s strength.I will only use this Red Yeast Rice. No other compares.
January 12, 2019
5 months ago
It was recommended to me by someone whose cholesterol number was higher than they liked. I had a similar situation and it appeared to help lower my number.
January 3, 2019
8 months ago
Easy to take.
This product is easy to swallow. Since I've been on it (and other things, too) I've been able to avoid statins for cholesterol control. So far, so good!
November 14, 2018
7 months ago
Love this!
I refuse to take statins and even though I watched my diet my cholesterol stayed a bit high. After using the red rice for a few months it dropped and has stayed well within normal range.
November 9, 2018
7 months ago
Hoping these will work.
I have been taking these at the suggestion of my Dr. I am trying to lower my cholesterol without the statins since they give me such painful side effects. I will continue to take these until the next check up and see if there is a downward change in my numbers.
June 11, 2018
1 year ago
Good Choice
This product greatly reduced my cholesterol numbers and i will continue to take it. It was recommended by my doctor and has proven to be an effective choice.
March 17, 2018
1 year ago
Great for good cholesterol numbers
Greatly improved my good cholesterol numbers. Stopped taking it for awhile and my good cholesterol numbers went down, so this really works.
October 20, 2017
1 year ago
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Can you tell me if the red yeast rice contains monacolin-K
Thank you
A shopper on Apr 6, 2010
Is this product citrinin free?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice have been found to contain citrinin, which is common the majority of red yeast rice supplements.
How big is the pill?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Each pill is 600 mg of the product. It is taken twice for a total of 1200 mg a day.
Is this supplement extracted or powder?
A shopper on May 6, 2016
I Have A Question About The Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice Has The Citrinin Been Removed From The Traditional Red Rice Yeast As I Dont Want Any Side Effects From It
A shopper on Mar 30, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Citrinin has not been removed from this product, as it is the traditional style of red rice yeast.
I also want to know if this product contains monacolin K, which I read can cause kidney problems. I need to know the answer to this question before trying this product?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't have a clue, monacolin K is not listed on the label. All I can tell you is I've been taking it for 5 years and it works for me
Could you please tell me what the "net carbs" are from taking a full day (4 x 600mg capsules) of Sylvan Bio's Red Yeast Rice? The label information is not clear to me. Thank you.
A shopper on May 21, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The net carbs from a full day's dose of Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice is 9.6 carbs.
Any known issues with red yeast rice relating to kidney function?
A shopper on Mar 18, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Red Yeast supplements do not typically harm the kidneys. The main kidney related issues arise from improper filtration of the supplement during production; this can result in contamination that can have an adverse effect on kidney function. Further, the supplement is not recommended for people with reduced kidney function due to an inability to filter out the products of metabolism.
I've read that Red Yeast Rice extract contains an ingredient, monacolin K (MK), that is not allowed to be sold in the USA since that ingredient is only available by prescription in the USA. So what benefit would these products that are reformulated with new ingredients and are bottled and sold in the USA provide if the active ingredient that provides benefit to lower cholesterol must be removed when sold in the USA?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2013
BEST ANSWER: One of the ingredients in red yeast rice appears to block the production of cholesterol in the liver.
Is this product gluten free?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The ingredients list does not include anything that contains gluten, however the product is not specifically labeled "gluten free".
does this product contain ingrediants also found in statins?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Sylvan Traditional Supplements Red Yeast Rice does NOT contain ingredients found in statins, but the yeast rice has the same cholesterol lowering effects.