Statin drugs lower your CoQ10 in the body. CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant and, even more important, a key player in the generation of ATP, the fuel that powers life. Without adequate CoQ10, the mitochondria cannot produce energy. Statin drugs are also linked to heart failure and diabetes. A 2011 meta-analysis published in JAMA revealed that individuals who took high-dose statins had a 12 percent increased risk of developing diabetes compared to those on a moderate dose. If one chooses to take a statin drug, they should always take CoQ10 to replace what is depleted by the statin.
“For cholesterol reduction, the single most important dietary factor is fiber. Boost your intake by eating more fiber-rich beans and vegetables and adding a quarter cup of freshly ground flaxseed to your oatmeal or other foods daily. Our go-to supplement for elevated lipids is niacin, a form of vitamin B3.” Dr.Julian Whitaker.
Weight loss, exercise, fiber, niacin and other supplements that support the cardiovascular system are the real ticket to health and longevity, not overhyped drugs!