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LIM has been experiencing lethargy and muscle pain recently, especially after he started taking statin medication.
He thought that his health issues were caused by his heavy workload and tremendous pressure.
Lim did not know that the cholesterol- lowering medication statin was the culprit affecting his quality of life.
In fact, statin interferes with CoQ10 production due to the partially shared biosynthetic pathway of CoQ10 and cholesterol in the body.
Statin hinders CoQ10 production
According to Malaysian Statistics on Medicines ( 2010), lipid- modifying agents such as statin are the fifth most used drug in Malaysia.
Statin helps to lower blood cholesterol levels, but its downside is often overlooked – it “steals” away the heart- healthy nutrient CoQ10, putting people at risk of heart disease.
CoQ10 as an energy generator
The most obvious signs of reduced CoQ10 levels are fatigue and muscle weakness.
CoQ10 plays a vital role in daily life as it is responsible for 95% of energy production within the body.