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Statin Drugs, CoQ10 and Vitamin D: What You Need to Know and Why

The most prescribed medications for adults is a medication that belongs to the Statin class.

 These drugs are designed to reduce cholesterol levels and reduce the chance of having heart attacks.

Take a look around at your colleagues or family members, your acquaintances, or those who shop at the store. Perhaps you or someone else are taking or has taken one of the Statin drug. It is estimated to be that eight out of 10 adults have used an Statin drug, and there are more than 200 million new prescriptions being written every year (some are given to those who had taken them earlier in the year).

They are, however, the most commonly used drug users stop taking due to the adverse consequences. The study estimates that 54% people who are taking Statin medications quit taking them after 2 to 3 months.

The majority of side symptoms are, however, result of a deficiency of CoQ10(short of Co-enzymeQ10) caused by the actions that CoQ10, which is the Statin drugs in your liver. It typically takes 3 months for someone to feel the adverse consequences from CoQ10 deficiency.

Statin drugs function in the liver to block the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme. The enzyme responsible is for producing 70 percent of the cholesterol that the body requires. But another function that this enzyme can serve is the production of CoQ10 which is vital to the body. That is, the body can produce each and every CoQ10 it requires as long as the enzyme is in operation. Without this enzyme, your body will not be able to produce the CoQ10 and the body is prone to suffering when the nutrient isn’t consumed or absorbed into the body through the diet.

When we look at the side symptoms that are most troubling to those who is taking the Statin drug These are the symptoms of a deficiency in CoQ10 memory loss and fatigue, depression; rapid breathing; irregular heartbeat or palpitations, leg cramps or heavy leg pain; diabetes and impotence. The primary reason that leads people to quit taking the drug is the impact on the legs – the feeling of heaviness or pain. The next most frequent is the diminished libido, or impotence.

CoQ10 as a whole has heart-protective properties. Statin drugs are designed to reduce the chance of heart attacks; however, studies have revealed that they are not effective in the prevention of heart attack. It could be due to an insufficient amount of CoQ10.

A number of other negative effects that these drugs cause result from a lack of vitamin D. This drug class is depleted of vitamin D. These adverse effects include related to anxiety, depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and breathing problems; osteoporosis or muscle weakness and loss or decreased hearing; an increased chance of developing cancer; rheumatic discomfort; or reduced appetite or cravings for food.

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