Ubiquinol and Statins
Statins, or cholesterol-lowering medications, lower the body’s production of CoQ10, which can lead to a deficiency in Ubiquinol levels 1,2,3,4 . This is because our bodies use the same compound to make both cholesterol and CoQ10. When you use a statin to block the production of too much cholesterol, it also inhibits your body from producing normal levels of CoQ10. Luckily, by taking a Ubiquinol CoQ10 dietary supplement, you can replenish depleted levels of this important nutrient. To learn more about Ubiquinol and statins, visit ubiquinol.org, and talk to your doctor about starting a Ubiquinol supplement.
The Connection Between CoQ10 And Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a naturally-occurring substance that’s found in every cell of your body and plays an important role in making hormones and vitamin D, and supporting digestion. However, too much cholesterol can cause health problems. If you have high cholesterol, your doctor may prescribe you a statin. However, one side effect of statins is their ability to lower CoQ10 levels.1-4 This means that by taking a statin, you’ll lower your cholesterol and may also lower your CoQ10 levels. Lower CoQ10 levels lead to less Ubiquinol in your body. Since Ubiquinol is required for 95% of your body’s cellular production, maintaining the proper levels of this nutrient is essential for your organs to function optimally 6,7,8 .
Ubiquinol and Statin Research
Several studies have shown that Ubiquinol effectively restores the CoQ10 that statins can deplete over time. Research also shows that when compared to conventional CoQ10, Ubiquinol is better able to replenish CoQ10 levels in statin users.
2 De Pinieux G, Chariot P, Ammi-Said M et al., Lipid-lowering drugs and mitochondrial functions: effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors on serum ubiquinone and blood lactate/pyruvate ratio. Br. J. Clin. Pharmacol. 1996;42(3):333–337.
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