Statins are used for treating hyperlipidemia and heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia for the primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, (angina, heart attack), stroke, peripheral arterial disease (intermittent claudication). Statins have unapproved uses including rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
Statins Are A Miracle Drug…for pharmaceutical companies, since they are prescribed to you at a young age, and you may stay on them for the rest of your life.
Big Pharma has created massive consumer demand for statins by plastering our TVs, magazines and newspapers with ads. They make statin drugs seem like wonder drugs with few, if any, side effects.
It is estimated that 1 in 3 people over the age of 50 are on a statin drug. Prescriptions are being written at a rate of 20,000 per hour! However, some experts believe that 99 out of 100 people do not even need statin drugs!
Emerging research is showing that statins are not the wonder drugs they were once thought to be. They make your “numbers” look good but do little to raise good cholesterol and have done little to decrease cardiovascular related deaths.
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that for every 10,000 people, there were only 271 fewer cases of heart disease, proving that statin drugs are less effective than once thought. This study also showed many more side effects than expected, which has led to a growing skepticism for statins.
Within days of taking a statin, it is very common to experience fatigue, aches, pains and general muscle soreness. Many others report memory loss, headaches, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. As USA Today reported, “Statins have killed and injured more people than the government has acknowledged.”
Statins severely deplete levels of CoEnzyme Q10. (CoQ10) is a vital nutrient especially for the heart. Every cell in the body needs CoQ10 for energy production. A Columbia University study found that within 30 days of statin therapy, your levels of CoQ10 can be decreased by half. CoQ10 helps to reduce muscle-related pain and weakness, which are major side effects of statin drugs.
Statins that are approved for use in the U.S. include:
- atorvastatin (Lipitor),
- fluvastatin (Lescol),
- lovastatin (Mevacor, Altocor)
- pravastatin (Pravachol),
- rosuvastatin (Crestor),
- simvastatin (Zocor ), and
- pitavastatin (Livalo).
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