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I've heard this argument but I haven't checked it out to see how valid it is. I take CoQ-10 supplements anyway.

I read several abstracts (about 20) of journal articles about this (search = < statins ubiquinone >). The consensus seems to be that statins do lower SERUM levels of ubiquinone (CoQ-10) and that supplements of CoQ-10 increase SERUM levels.

None of the studies that I found actually looked at ubiquinone levels in mitochondria isolated from animals treated with statins and/or ubiquinone supplements.

None of the studies addressed the correlation of serum levels of ubiquinone with levels in the mitochondrial membranes.

Until these studies are done properly, the jury is still out and I will continue to take the CoQ-10 supplements just in case...


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