Thursday, June 27, 2013

Statins and Coenzyme Q10

If you are taking a statin drug to lower your cholesterol, you have up to an 18% chance of developing significant myalgia, or muscle pain. That is often due to low levels of Coenzyme Q10 and is corrected by adding this important supplement. Better yet, take about 60 mg of Coenzyme Q10 as a preventative if you are taking a statin. Even if you take red yeast rice, a natural statin with much fewer side effects than the drugs, add CoQ10 as well. Low levels of the coenzyme also decrease heart muscle function. See Family Practice News, May 15, 2013, p. 3. Celebration of Health Association website

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