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Should those on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs take CoQ10?Updated a year ago

Statin drugs can lower CoQ10 levels. Low CoQ10 levels can be a concern because CoQ10 helps promote healthy heart function. This is because CoQ10 plays an important role in the production of 95% of the energy used by the cells in our body and no other organ uses more energy than our hearts.

The addition of a CoQ10 supplement to statin drug therapy may help rebuild CoQ10 levels. However, CoQ0 has poor absorption, therefore, you should choose one that is both water and fat-soluble which is better absorbed by the body than regular CoQ10. Please talk to your health care professional before taking any supplements, including CoQ10.

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