Cholesterol and CoQ10
According to research published in the Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, taking even a small 10mg dose of the drug statin can deplete your CoQ10 levels by up to 40% in just 2 months. Muscle pain is one common side effect that people may experience when taking statin drugs. In fact, in Canada, cholesterol-lowering drugs have a so-called ‘black box’ warning. This attention-grabbing warning claims that the lowering of CoQ10 in your heart could lead to impaired cardiac function. Therefore, if you are on any of the statin drugs, you should investigate CoQ10 further. Coenzyme-Q10 can help prevent strokes and heart attacks by preventing inflammation in the arteries, rejuvenating heart cells and even lowering blood pressure.