Do you take cholesterol-lowering medication? Read on…
It is an unfortunate fact of life that cholesterol medication – either atorvastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin or simvastatin – may lead to a feeling of lack of energy or tiredness. Would this apply to anyone in your family or household? While it is essential that cholesterol medication is taken as prescribed, I will explain the contribution that coenzyme Q10 makes to a healthy heart.
Co-enzyme Q10 is a handy wee molecule that is found in virtually all cell membranes, hence its alternative name “ubiquinone”. It plays an important role in the formation of ATP, the body’s fundamental energy unit. If you consider the cell as a little engine, which uses oxygen to burn the fuels that come from your food intake, you may think of CoQ10 as the part of the engine that provides the spark for this process. No other substance will substitute for CoQ10. Without CoQ10 there is no spark and therefore no production of energy for the cell.
There is reliable evidence that the pathway through which the cholesterol-lowering medication works, reduces your levels of CoQ10 as a side effect. This could potentially have implications for those with any heart related conditions as the heart muscle has high requirements for sustainable energy production. Runners, cyclists and gym-bunnies: this is an important supplement for you to consider too.
CoQ10 is available in different strengths and brands. It really is one of the premium products in our supplements range, at a reasonable price. #heretohelp