The Dirty Little Secret About Cholesterol Lowering Drugs
There is no doubt that statin drugs have helped millions of people lower their cholesterol levels. The positive aspects of taking these prescription drugs are played-up, while discussing the side effects is played down.
Anybody thinking about taking a statin drug to lower their cholesterol should know the possible side effects:Dizziness, headache, extreme fatigue, swelling of the ankles, muscle weakness, and liver toxicity, Depletion of CoQ10 levels, Depletion of vitamins A, E, and B12 and essential minerals, Excessive metabolic stress on the liver when taken in combination with long-acting (time-released) niacin, Memory and cognitive problems, Sleep problems, Neuropathy (nerve damage), and an increased risk of breast cancer for women.
The above should be enough to raise anyone’s eyebrows before swallowing the first dose. The bottom line is that well known physicians such as Dr. Stephen Sinatra and Dr. Andrew Weil, recommend taking a CoQ10 Supplement while on a statin drug, and in fact even if not on a statin drug. This is such a serious matter that the Canadian government requires that certain cholesterol medications contain a label suggesting that people taking these drugs may have reduced CoQ10 levels as a result.
CoQ10 is one of the most studied supplements on the market, and it acts in the body as a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to be beneficial for heart health by protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidation and by re-energizing the mitochondria in the heart cells, which is where energy metabolism occurs.
CoQ10 may also help lower blood pressure. Proceed with caution when selecting a CoQ10 supplement, as they are not created equal. Manufacturing processes vary greatly, as do the quality of the raw ingredients. Some companies even sell this nutrient in a powder form, which is to be avoided.
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