The following is taken from Dr. Mercola’s website. “Five Reasons to not Take Statins” is the source. Mercola.com is a resource of health information that is not biased toward the pharmaceutical industry. It’s good to hear all sides.
Over 25% of those over 45 in the U.S. take statins to lower their cholesterol to prevent a heart attack. Statins are recommended to those who have high cholesterol, heart disease, and they are even prescribed as preventive medicine for healthy patients.
5 Reasons Not to Take Statins
They Don’t Work
While statin drugs do work to lower cholesterol but they may actually make your heart health worse. They only appear effective due to statistical deception.
Statins Reduce CoQ10
CoQ10 is used for energy production by every cell in your body, and is therefore vital for good health. One of statins’ “claims to fame” is staving off heart disease. You’re actually increasing your risk when you deplete your body of CoQ10 which is why statins can actually increase your risk of a heart attack.
Statins Reduce Vitamin K2
Vitamin K2 protects your arteries from calcification. Without it, plaque levels worsen. Vitamin K2 deficiency can also contribute to a number of chronic diseases.
Statins Reduce Ketone Production
Statins lower your cholesterol by inhibiting the enzyme in your liver that produces cholesterol. This same enzyme also produces ketones. These are crucial nutrients.
Increased Risk of Serious Diseases
Statins increase your risk of other serious diseases including cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, musculoskeletal disorders and cataracts.
If you do decide to take a statin, taking vitamin K2, CoQ10 (or ubiquinol) is highly recommended. At Lewis Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we believe that nutrition should be customized to meet each patient’s specific needs. To learn more, please call 410-876-8885 and make an appointment with Bio-Wellness by Dr. Greg.
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