Q10 and How to Cope with Side Effects of Statins

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More and more doctors are prescribing more and more statins.  Statins do their work by blocking the activity in the liver of the enzyme HMG-CoA, an enzyme that facilitates the synthesis of cholesterol.

Statins and Q10 — same biological pathway
Now we know, from several human and animal studies, that taking statins also inhibits an important step in the body’s production of Coenzyme Q10.  Dr. Richard Deichmann has summarized the studies that show that CoQ10 deficiency states can result from taking statins(1).

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