Q10 Boosts Circulatory Health in Statin-Treated Diabetic Patients
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
Researchers have demonstrated that 200 mg per day of Q101 can improve circulatory health in diabetic patients being treated with statins. Statins are well known to deplete Q10 as an adverse side effect. The fact that supplemental Q10 actually improves blood flow in this very difficult patient population is a significant finding.
“The patients in our study had endothelial dysfunction despite satisfactory control of blood pressure, glycaemia and lipids, which may represent the proportion of statin Class of drugs aka HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, that are used to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme that plays a central role in liver function and cholesterol production.-treated patients at increased residual risk of cardiovascular disease,” wrote the researchers, led by Professor Gerald Watts from the University of Western Australia. “Our absolute improvement in [blood flow in the arm] of 1 per cent with CoQ10 supplementation may potentially translate to a 10-25 per cent reduction in residual cardiovascular risk in these patients. Impaired flow-mediated dilation is a consistent predictor of adverse cardiovascular events.”
Q10 is vital for energy production and required by every cell to successfully produce energy. Energy is the backbone of all function and life itself. Statins are anti-energy by definition – and therefore it is a real stretch to paint a risk/benefit profile for them that is positive. If you find yourself on a statin Class of drugs aka HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, that are used to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme that plays a central role in liver function and cholesterol production. at least be sure to take Q10 to help offset some of the adverse and undesirable side effects.
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