Drug that Destroys Your Memory

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 in Health & Wellness

Statin drugs – cognitive problems are not the only harmful aspect of these drugs. Other serious adverse reactions include:

  1. Personality changes / mood disorders
  2. Muscle problems, polyneuropathy (nerve damage in the hands and feet), and rhabdomyolysis (a serious degenerative muscle tissue condition)
  3. Sexual dysfunction
  4. Immune suppression
  5. Pancreas or liver dysfunction, including a potential increase in liver enzymes
  6. Cataracts

MedWatch has received about 80,000 reports of adverse events related to statin drugs, and remember, only an estimated one to 10 percent of side effects are ever reported, so the true scope of statins’ adverse effects are still greatly underestimated.

It’s now clear that if you take statin drugs without taking CoQ10, your health is at serious risk as statin drugs deplete your body of this essential co-enzyme. As your body gets more and more depleted of CoQ10, you may suffer from fatigue, muscle weakness and soreness, and eventually heart failure. Coenzyme Q10 is also very important in the process of neutralizing free radicals.

So when your CoQ10 is depleted, you enter a vicious cycle of increased free radicals, loss of cellular energy, and damaged mitochondrial DNA.

Unfortunately, the majority of people who take statins are unaware of their need for CoQ10, and physicians rarely advise their patients to take this supplement along with their statin—at least in the United States. It’s also important to supplement right from the start.

If you have symptoms of statin damage such as muscle pain, take anywhere from 200 to 500 mg

If you just want to use it preventively, 200 mg or less should be sufficient

There’s also evidence that CoQ10/ubiquinol is beneficial for Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, and even cancer, and that large doses may be justified in those cases as well.

Source:  Mercola interview with Dr. Duane Graveline