Do you use Statin to lower Cholesterol?
The Myth of Cholesterol.
A growing body of current clinical research indicates that the class of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are associated with more than 300 effects.
For more than 40 years, statins have managed to pin down the century’s old myth that the main cause of heart disease is cholesterol that “causes” the buildup of plaque in the arteries, and ultimately leads to blockage of blood flow, and subsequent morbidity and mortality.
In fact, the medical establishment and the pharmaceuticals have been singing praises to this “myth of cholesterol” for an amount of 25 million dollars in sales of medicines with statins, annually.
While it is true that oxidized low-density lipoprotein is found within the atheromatous plaque found in damaged arteries, it is less likely a cause than an effect of heart disease. The damage underlying the lining of the artery, which could be infectious, chemical, stress-related and/or nutrition-related, comes before the immune response that results from plaque buildup there. Blame the LDL cholesterol for causing heart disease, it’s like blaming the scab on the injury that caused its formation, or how to blame the bandit or (band aid) for the scab it’s covering – this is, after all, the congenital and fatal defect of allopathic medicine, which focuses only on the symptoms of the disease, which subsequently – and foolishly – make all attempts to suppress it by means of any necessary chemical means.
Death by statins?
No one can deny that statins do exactly what they are designed to do: suppress cholesterol production and reduce measurable levels in blood serum. The question is, rather, at what price do they achieve this feat, and with what final purpose?
With the guidelines of the National Cholesterol Education Program, having been designed by “experts” from the payroll of statin drug manufacturers, they require very low levels to obtain a strictly theoretical and numerical definition of “health”, statins are guaranteed as treatment first line in the prevention and treatment of heart disease through the suppression of lipids.
What is at issue here is whether the undesirable side effects of this class of chemicals are less, equal or worse than the supposed “cardiovascular” benefits they offer.
Fundamentally, statins damage the muscles and nerves in the body – so much so that a dose as low as 5 mg a day can kill a human being. There are more than 100 studies that demonstrate the myotoxic, or the harmful effects to the muscles by the use of these drugs, and more than 80 that demonstrate the effects of nerve damage, too. When a large part of our body is considered to be composed of muscles and coordination of nervous systems, this drug has the potential to cause damage to the whole body, and certainly it does so universally, which only differ in the matter of degree – the Damage occurs acutely in those at the tip of the iceberg, asymptomatically in most others at the base.
On the other hand, the myotoxicity of statins is not exclusive to the skeletal muscles. If you consider that the heart is also a muscle, in fact, it is our most tireless muscle, obviously, a red flag should go up. It is a remarkable fact that it took more than 40 years before biomedical research and advertising fields were able to produce a study of the human being, such as the one published in the Journal of Clinical Cardiology in December 2009, which shows that statins, Despite billions of dollars of advertising for marketing, on the contrary, they actually weaken the heart muscle.
These results, although worrisome, are to be expected, given the well-known problem associated with the use of statin drugs, which is, the inhibition of the mevalonate pathway necessary to produce coenzyme Q10 which is the essential food for the heart. The deficiency of coenzyme Q10 can be an important cause that contributes to heart disease. There is also research that statins reduce minerals (and cardio-protectors associated with complex mineral proteins) such as zinc and selenium. This finding may also explain why rates of heart failure may be rising in the general population receiving these drugs.
While the discovery that drugs with statins, instead of preventing heart disease, probably contribute to it, should not distract attention from the most disturbing discovery, and that is that they contribute in more than 300 diseases and/or adverse effects to health.