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What are Statin Drugs?

If you don't die from high cholesterol then you will die from taking Statin drugs. Even FDA admits statin drugs cause diabetes, memory loss.

Statins lower cholesterol through inhibition of the mevalonate pathway of cholesterol biosynthesis. An unfortunate and inevitable side effect of mevalonate blocking is interference of ubiquinone metabolism. Ubiquinone is more commonly known by the names Coenzyme Q10 or Co Q10.

Statins (or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol in the liver. Increased cholesterol levels have been associated with cardiovascular diseases,[1] and statins are therefore used in the prevention of these diseases. Research has found that statins are most effective for treating cardiovascular disease (CVD) (secondary prevention), with questionable benefit in those without previous CVD, but with elevated cholesterol levels.[2][3] Statins have rare but severe adverse effects, particularly muscle damage, and some doctors believe they are overprescribed

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Statin Drugs Side Effects

Are There Side Effects of Statin Drugs?

Most people who take statin drugs tolerate them very well. But some people experience side effects.

The most common statin side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Flushing of the skin
  • Muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness (myalgia)
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Abdominal cramping and/or pain
  • Bloating and/or gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Rash

Statins also carry warnings that memory loss, mental confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are possible side effects. It's important to remember that statins may also interact with other medications you take. 

Why should you take Coq-10 if you take Statin drugs?
Nearly 60 million people will be taking statin drugs this year in the United States alone. Most of these people will be over 50 years of age and few of them will be on supplemental CoQ10. Simple logic dictates that the statin drug impact on CoQ10 availability and mitochondrial energy production will be profound. The heart is usually the first to feel statin associated CoQ10 depletion because of its extremely high energy demands. Physicians are seeing this as cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure but chronic fatigue is also being reported and we must remember that every cell in the body is dependent upon adequate energy reserves. In addition to its critically important role in energy production, CoQ10 has a possibly even greater role within the mitochondria as an anti-oxidant, with a free-radical quenching ability perhaps 50 times greater than that of vitamin E. Without adequate stores of CoQ10 and lacking the repair mechanisms common to nuclear DNA, irreversible oxidative damage to mitochondrial DNA results from buildup of superoxide and hydroxyl radicals. We must remember that our mitochondria are in immediate contact with oxygen - front line warriors, so to speak, in our struggle to obtain life-giving oxygen without sustaining excessive oxidative damage.

When I went to the doctor and found out that I had high triglycerides and high cholesterol he prescribed Statin drugs for me without hesitation. I said OK since I didn't even know anything about the drug. I immediately went to the INternet and found out that if I started taking the drug, it might even kill me except for all other bad things that can happen to you.
I found out that not all cholesterol is bad and that the body actually need some of it to function. What I also found out is that you need Coq-10 and that the statin drugs stop the body from creating it. I also found out that several of my co-workers are on statin drugs so I have been trying to educate them but they listen more to the authority doctor than a co-worker. I have told them that even if they continue to take the drug, they need to start taking Coq-10. My boss, also on statin drugs, actually did start with Coq-10 and he told me the other day that it helped and that he now doesn't have the pain in his muscles.

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