The Downside with Cholesterol and Statin Drugs The FDA Doesn’t Want You To Know About!

If you’re on any cholesterol-lowering statin medications such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor) we urge you to seriously consider looking into Co-Q10 supplemantation.

These drugs have demonstrated to reduce or even deplete the active levels of COQ10 that our body relies upon for energy production. Statin drugs work by inhibiting an enzyme that is needed by the liver to manufacture cholesterol. Remember, the cholesterol that we see as harmful to our body is that which is produced in our liver and not that which we ingest.  Therefore these statins reduce cholesterol production by inhibiting this enzyme. However, this same enzyme is also involved in the production of COQ10. In other words, these statin drugs inhibit the enzyme that’s involved in the production of both cholesterol and COQ10.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a compound found naturally in the energy-producing center of the cell known as the mitochondria. CoQ10 is involved in making an important molecule known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP serves as the cell’s major energy source and drives a number of biological processes, including muscle contraction and the production of protein.

Therefore, the danger in this COQ10 and statins connection is that recent studies suggest that such COQ10 deficiency can cause cognitive, muscular, and cardiovascular health problems. Fortunately, researchers have found that CoQ10 supplementation can combat these worrisome concerns.

As usual, our favorite Federal Government Agency consumer watchdog, the FDA, does not require manufacturers here in the US. to provide us with this crucial warning information on COQ10 and statins. But on the other hand, statins sold in Canada are required to carry a precautionary warning expressly stating that this class of drugs may seriously deplete COQ10 levels, which can lead to impaired cardiac functioning in people with congestive heart failure. If you’re wondering why your physician doesn’t know this information this could be the reason why. So, if you are taking statins for any type of vascular concerns you may be setting yourself up for further damage to the heart and possibly leading to heart failure! The depletion of the essential nutrient COQ10 by the increasingly popular cholesterol-lowering drugs HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) has grown from a level of concern to one of alarm. It is believed that large amounts of people over fifty are COQ10 deficient. In fact, as much as 75 percent could be deficient.

Millions of North Americans take this class of cholesterol-lowering drugs so The Healthy Life Dr. hopes that you share this COQ10 and statins information with anyone else you know that could benefit from this knowledge

There are a lot of qualified N.D.’s, DC’s and M.D.’s that will back this information up so I urge you to take your health in your own hands and speak to a knowledgeable doctor immediately.

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