Statins Damage the Heart; Add CoQ10 to Your Lipitor – (01-17-05)

The idea of using CoQ10 along with statins is a no-brainer, but unfortunately rarely, if ever, used. I was at a health fair this past weekend, and many patients expressed side effects with statin therapy. Most, if not all, of these side effects can be linked to the reduced endogenous production of CoQ10. If you understand that CoQ10 is absolutely essential to the energy production of all cells, especially the high respiratory cells like heart, skeletal muscle and GI mucose, then the side effects are very much expected.

While I personally do not see any need for the statins because there are so many other effective ways to lower cholesterol, at the very least every prescription should come with a bottle of CoQ10.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.