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Is it safe for statin users to take CoQ10 for muscle pain?

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Not only is it safe for people who take statins to take CoQ10, but this supplement may decrease muscle breakdown and help control pain, according to the American Journal of Cardiology. CoQ10 is produced naturally by the body, and statins cause CoQ10 levels to drop.

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Statins cause the body's natural coenzyme Q10 levels decrease, which causes the side effects of the statins, including muscle pain, to increase, according to Healthline. Taking a daily CoQ10 supplement seems to slow those side effects and may help reduce cholesterol by working with the statins. More study is needed to confirm that CoQ10 reduces statin side effects, notes the Mayo Clinic.

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