Studies That Really Trash Statins Overlooked by Most Doctors and the FDA
The Japanese study abstract posted in the March 2015 journal Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology titled “Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms” that Dr. Dean was excited about concludes with this mildly stated stinger:
“Thus, the epidemic of heart failure and atherosclerosis that plagues the modern world may paradoxically be aggravated by the pervasive use of statin drugs. We propose that current statin treatment guidelines be critically reevaluated.”
The abstract mentions how CoQ10 is production is stymied by statins. We online health junkies do know that CoQ10 (coezyme Q10) was discovered and used first in Japan for heart health and spread internationally as a supplement to enhance cellular energy production or ATP (xxx).
So, this necessary supporting coenzyme for good heart and cardiovascular health is depleted by statin drugs. Not a good start, eh? The abstract goes on to mention how vitamin K2 is inhibited. It’s now known that K2-7 or MK-7 supplements and foods rich in K2-7 like natto are needed to ensure calcium doesn’t calcify (literally) in arteries and within heart chambers. Instead, K2-7 along with magnesium ensures the calcium gets into bones and teeth.
The calcification of calcium in arteries leads to the inflammation that cholesterol tries to patch up. Thus cholesterol takes the blame for blocked arteries as it forms “band-aides” on calcium buildups that inflame arteries.
The emphasis on beefing up on calcium supplements has led to worsening heart health. Vitamin K2 helps usher calcium from the blood and into bones where it should be. Both magnesium and silica are minerals that assist this process as well, another reason Dr. Dean promotes magnesium.
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