What Makes Your CoQ10 Levels Decline?
CoQ10 Levels Decline Naturally With Age
CoQ10 is endogenous to the human body – meaning that you produce it naturally and we all have it. However, our body’s natural ability to produce CoQ10 decreases as we age.
Unfortunately, the amount of CoQ10 we typically get from our regular dietary intake may not be enough to compensate for even our normal age-related decline in CoQ10 levels.
Cholesterol Lowering Medications – Statins – May Reduce Your CoQ10 Levels
Statins, or by their proper name “HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors”, are the type of cholesterol management medications most often prescribed in the United States.
Your body produces cholesterol in a pathway in your liver. It is within this same pathway that your body produces other essential compounds and chemicals including CoQ10. Because statins work by blocking the production of cholesterol in this pathway, they may also block the production of CoQ10.
This could potentially complicate other health issues and leave you vulnerable to side effects from your prescribed statins. Talk to your healthcare professional to learn more.
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