Presymptomatic Neuromuscular Disorders Disclosed Following Statin Treatment
If there is any class of drugs that the drug companies and their reps ought to be patted on the back for successfully promoting the hell out of, it’s statins. Because of this, and the wonderful commercials that make you think God himself will drop out of the sky and clean out your arteries if you take this drug, this class of drugs is among the top prescriptions written. But, it is not without its dark side…(…evil music playing in background…), the statins are HMG coenzyme A reductase inhibitors which is the exact same pathway the body uses to make CoQ10.
In other words, statins, in addition to stopping the body’s production of cholesterol, also lower levels of CoQ10, one of the body’s most important players in making energy for the cell as well as one of the most potent protectors against oxidative stress.
So, reduce the ability of a cell to create enough energy for itself (regardless of where the cell is–heart, muscle, brain…) and you’re going to have the potential for some major problems.