Cholesterol Medicine Affects Energy Production in Muscles
Up to 75 per cent of patients who take statins to treat elevated cholesterol levels may suffer from muscle pain. Scientists at the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen have now identified a possible mechanism underlying this unfortunate side effect.
Statins deplete levels of CoQ10 which is why supplementation is key. CoQ10 increases energy and helps to ameliorate muscle pain due to statin use.