June 22, 2017 10:01 am
CoQ10 plays an integral part in your body's overall health. However, regular CoQ10 has poor absorption. Learn how to pick the right CoQ10! Why should you take a CoQ10 supplement? CoQ10 plays a key role in 95% of your body’s cellular energy production, but CoQ10 levels can drop due to age and statin drug use. In fact, CoQ10 blood levels peak between the ages of 19 and 21 and can drop by up to 65% by age 80.1 CoQ10 can decrease natural CoQ10 levels by as much as 40%2 and taking a CoQ10 supplement is a good way to return your body to optimal levels. That's why cardiologists recommend CoQ10... View Article
March 13, 2017 4:03 pm
Why do cardiologists recommend CoQ10 to their statin patients more than any other supplement?* You may know that statins lower cholesterol, but did you know that statins also lower CoQ10 levels? What is CoQ10? A powerful antioxidant that can help protect cells from damage Promotes healthy heart function Plays a key role in 95% of your body’s cellular energy production Taking a CoQ10 supplement can help replenish low levels. Qunol® has the #1 cardiologist form of CoQ10.* Taking a statin? Ask your dcotor about Qunol® today! *Form refers to water and fat soluble CoQ10. Source: AlphaImpactRX ProVoice Survery
March 13, 2017 3:27 pm
The ever-swirling cholesterol controversy can leave you feeling confused about what to think and do about your cholesterol levels. From total cholesterol to good and bad cholesterol ratios, it’s hard to keep up with the current recommendations. In 2013, the topic was turned on its head yet again with a new set of guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Instead of only using LDL cholesterol (or bad cholesterol) levels to determine who is at risk for cardiovascular disease, the guidelines encourage looking at risk factors such as age, blood pressure and smoking status.1 They also include the importance of both self-help and medical options... View Article
March 8, 2017 10:05 am
Research shows that cholesterol-lowering statin medications are effective in reducing cholesterol levels and the incidence of heart attacks and strokes. Cholesterol is produced in a pathway in your liver, yet your body also produces an important nutrient called “Coenzyme Q10”, or CoQ10, in that same path way. CoQ10 is important because it plays a key role in your body’s ability to produce the energy your organs need to function, and no other organ needs more energy than your heart muscle. Statin drugs work by blocking cholesterol production in the liver. However, they can also block the production of CoQ10. This can result in lowering your CoQ10 levels by as much... View Article
February 23, 2017 12:34 pm
Though widely accepted for their effectiveness in lowering cholesterol, statins may cause side effects that can interfere with your quality of life. Low energy is one of these side effects. Studies have found a link between statins and fatigue that can interfere with your ability to enjoy daily life. The higher the dose of statins, the higher your chances of experiencing such side effects. While it’s not unusual to expect side effects from many prescription drugs, it helps to understand why these adverse reactions occur. In some cases, they can be reversed by taking action such as lifestyle changes, exercise and supplementing your diet; however, there are other statin side... View Article
November 18, 2016 12:00 pm
There is significant debate over the benefits vs side effects of statins and this is perhaps best illustrated by the ongoing debate between two of the UK's most prominent medical publications. In 2013, The British Medical Journal (BMJ) published papers by Harvard Medical School's John Abramson and UK cardiologist Aseem Malhotra claiming up to 20 percent of statin users get side effects.
September 20, 2016 4:16 pm
The risk of taking statins is a subject that continues to be debated and tested. Though researchers continue to make strides in favor of the effective cholesterol-lowering drugs, consumer reports and patient feedback suggest there may still be some work to do. Several of the most common and severe side effects of statin use are well known to the medical community. However, a recent side effect getting attention is impaired memory and cognitive ability.
September 19, 2016 10:00 am
Can supplementing statin medications with CoQ10 reduce statin-caused muscle pain? Taking a CoQ10 supplement might provide some relief. Here is how.
July 26, 2016 10:22 am
One of the main things to consider before treating your high cholesterol with statins is pharmaceutical interactions with other medications. These interactions could increase your chances of experiencing certain statin side effects, such as headache or muscle pain. In some cases, the medicines you take could result in more severe statin side effects, such as myopathy or kidney damage.
July 8, 2016 9:49 am
Once you start taking statins, some of that worry of checking for cholesterol subsides, but you need to understand how Coq10 and statins interact because they don't play well together. As long as you combine your statin medication regime with eating healthy, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep and most importantly, reducing stress, you should be able to keep your cholesterol in check.