Does CoQ10 prevent statin-related muscle problems?


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There is evidence as of 2015 that coenzyme Q10 supplements may help with statin side effects, such as muscle pain, according to About.com. Researchers believe that as coenzyme Q10 levels in the body fall, the pain in the muscles rises.

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In the body, coenzyme Q10 is thought to be associated with developing cellular energy, states About.com. However, the statins in the body block the production of mevalonate, a chemical known to aid in coenzyme Q10 developing. Thus, people may try to take more coenzyme Q10 to stop this. Though it may work, research has not completely found if taking coenzyme Q10 truly stops all statin side effects.

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