CoQ10 Deficiencies Result from Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs
If you lower cholesterol using one of the drugs known as statin drugs, then you are also depleting your body of the essential nutrient CoQ10. CoQ10 is an antioxidant that nourishes the cells in the body, specifically providing energy to the heart. If you take Lipitor, Pravochol, Zocor, Crestor, or any other statin drug to lower cholesterol it is important to supplement your diet with extra CoQ10.
Doctors have long realized that statin drugs used to lower cholesterol could have the dangerous side effect of depleting CoQ10 as well. However, until recent studies indicated the magnitude of the deficiency they had not adequately warned patients. Reduced levels of CoQ10 were seen after just two weeks on the statin drugs. Even low dose options reduced CoQ10 by about 40% within eight weeks.
Those with high cholesterol already are at an increased risk of heart disease, but with severe CoQ10 deficiencies there is an even greater risk of heart failure. Further, when there is a long-term deficiency of CoQ10, a condition known as cardiomyopathy can occur. Here, the heart muscle fails to pump normally because of its weakened condition.
There are groups of people on statin drugs to lower cholesterol that are at the greatest risk. Those over the age of 50 and with a history of diabetes or heart disease should use extra caution.
If you would like to lower cholesterol naturally without statin drugs and in the process protect and raise your levels of coenzyme Q10, it is possible through specific diet choices. Combined with exercise and specific vitamins, minerals and herbs, lower cholesterol levels can be seen within two months. The entire program is outlined for you in The 60-Day Prescription Free Cholesterol Cure.
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