Boost your qual­ity of life

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL -

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.

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