5 Scary Reasons You Should NOT Take Statin Drugs
Today’s topic is important for anyone who uses or is thinking about using statin drugs.
Statin drugs are prescribed for “lowering cholesterol”. Popular ones are Lipitor, Crestor & Zocor. But there are others.
Statins are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. They work by blocking the enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) in your liver, that is responsible for making cholesterol.
Now, this is very important topic to me personally, because over 15+ years ago my parent’s were prescribed these toxic drugs and they had a ton of negative side-effects.
Unfortunately back then, we didn’t have all the data we have now. The pharmaceutical companies did a great job of hiding them.
Today I’m going to reveal the top 5, clinically proven reasons, why you should NOT take statin drugs and one of my favorite, natural alternatives that my own parents use.
Reason #1 – They DON’T Work!
Statin drugs DO lower your cholesterol levels, but don’t think they lower your risk of heart disease, heart attacks or strokes.
Based on the statistics of “Relative Risk Reduction (RRR)”, statins reduce the risk for only 1% of the population – that’s it!8
This is why people who take statin drugs, STILL have heart attacks and strokes!
Reason #2 – Increase Your Risk Major Disease, Including Cancer!
Statins increase your risk for diabetes. And what’s interesting is that over 50% of people who have heart disease, have elevated glucose and blood sugar levels. So the irony is that the statin drugs will indirectly INCREASE your risk of heart disease by increasing your blood sugar levels.
Statins also cause neurodegenerative diseases, such as memory loss, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s.1
Statins also cause musculoskeletal disorders, leading to muscle pain and weakness (myalgia), muscle cramps and other muscular problems.2
Statins also cause cataracts, which is a clouding of your eye lens and is a main cause of low vision among the elderly.3
Finally, statin drugs are known to cause cancer. Research has shown that long-term statin use (10 years or longer) “more than doubles women’s risk of two major types of breast cancer”.4 And “significantly increased risk for prostate cancer” in men.5
Reason #3 – Deplete Important Nutrients
Statin drugs deplete two very important nutrients in your body. The first is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).
CoQ10 is used for energy production by every cell in your body, and is therefore vital for good health, high energy levels, longevity, and general quality of life.
What’s important to know is that your heart is the most energy-demanding organ in your body. By depleting CoQ10, your heart slowly becomes weaker and ages faster.
So while one of statins’ original “claims to fame” is warding off heart disease, you’re actually increasing your risk when you deplete your body of CoQ10. The depletion of CoQ10 caused by the statin drug is, is ironically why statins can increase your risk of acute heart failure.
In addition to CoQ10, statin drug also reduce Vitamin K2. This is important for you to know because Vitamin K2 protects your arteries from calcification. Without it, plaque levels worsen.
This is important because Vitamin K2’s biological role is to help move calcium into the proper areas in your body, such as your bones and teeth. It also plays a role in removing calcium from areas where it shouldn’t be, such as in your arteries and soft tissues.
Reason #4 – Liver Problems & Toxicity
Of all the negative side-effects associated with statin drugs, the most common was “drug induced liver injury”.6 … This accounts for a whopping 57% of all statin related “adverse drug reactions”, which included potentially severe and some cases, deadly consequences such as:
- Death from acute liver failure
- Liver transplantation
Liver problems are so bad with statin drugs that each year there are millions of people diagnosed “moderate to serious liver dysfunction”!7
Remember, your liver detoxifies and cleanses your entire body. Poor liver function greatly accelerates aging!
Reason #5 – Natural Alternatives Exist
You don’t need to take statin drugs because natural alternatives already exist.
Nature already has the answers, NOT the pharmaceutical companies. I’m sure you already know this….
Drugs can be used SHORT-TERM, to quickly improve a health problem … TEMPORARILY. But positive, long-term benefits can only be seen and felt using natural means.
Obviously, a healthy diet and regular exercise program is important. But for some people, this usually isn’t enough. This was the case for my own parents.
So I spent almost a year doing research finding clinically proven herbs, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that help create healthy cholesterol levels, while ALSO improving your other lipid levels.