COQ10 supplementation with statin prescribing

COQ10 supplementation with statin prescribing - a crucial relationship for heart and muscle health

Cardiovascular disease is not only Australia’s highest disease burden it is responsible for most deaths globally. Statins are the highest prescribed drug class in Australia. However, while they are effective at lowering lipid levels, they also reduce the production of the heart essential nutrient coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). This may lead to poorer cardiovascular outcomes and statin-induced myopathy. Therefore, CoQ10 may be a valuable support nutrient for patients with cardiovascular disease who are taking statins.

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