PASADENA, Texas, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- September is Cholesterol
Awareness Month and it's important for Americans, especially those over the age
of 40, to take note of this national awareness campaign because so many in our
country are largely uninformed about cholesterol, how it works, why it can be so
damaging to our health, and even what the treatment options are. Moreover, for
those who are informed about cholesterol treatment - and who may be taking
statin medication to help lower their so-called "bad" cholesterol levels - they
are unaware that there are simple, cost effective and safe ways, such as taking
a Ubiquinol supplement, to better manage the unwanted side effects of these
Cholesterol is a fatty compound found in the fats in our blood. Cholesterol is
an important component of human health, but high levels in the blood are linked
to risk of cardiovascular disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, 71 million American adults, or 33.5% of American adults have
high LDL, or "bad," cholesterol. Because high cholesterol itself does not have
any symptoms, many people don't know they have high cholesterol until their
doctor diagnoses them.
For many, a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol is a great first step to
controlling cholesterol levels, as well as weight loss and a regular exercise
regime which can increase the "good levels" (HDL) while lowering the bad LDL
levels. For those who need additional treatment, along with the above positive
diet and lifestyle measures, physicians will sometimes also prescribe a
cholesterol-lowering class of medications called "statins."
Statins are used to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent cardiovascular
disease. Statin drugs work by inhibiting the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme that
produces cholesterol. While highly beneficial, taking these drugs can cause
unwanted side effects such as muscle aches, spasms, fatigue and joint pain.
However, there is an easy, safe and often over-looked solution to help manage
these side effects - and it's called Ubiquiniol.
Statin drugs can deplete your body of CoQ10 and Ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is the
pre-converted form of CoQ10, produced naturally by our bodies. But after the age
of 40, the body's ability to produce CoQ10 and convert it into Ubiquinol is
diminished. And, maintaining optimal Ubiquinol levels is important for anyone
looking to support cardiovascular, neurological and liver health and promote
Luckily, Ubiquinol can be taken in supplement form to replace the levels lost by
both the natural aging process and, in particular, through statin drug use.
Clinical research now supports that taking Ubiquinol may be highly beneficial
for the millions of Americans using statins to combat high cholesterol by
helping them specifically minimize the unwanted side effects of these drugs,
"Statins are very effective in lowering cholesterol, but, they also reduce the
availability of Ubiquinol, the natural form of coenzyme 10, in your heart,"
explained John Jarmul, Director of Marketing for Kaneka Nutrients, makers of
Ubiquinol. "In addition to increasing muscle aches and fatigue, statins also
have been known to raise liver enzymes, possibly enhance nerve damage, and lead
to a slight increased risk of diabetes. Taking Ubiquinol helps to restore CoQ10
levels that are diminished by these medications and may offer patients who are
on statin drugs a safe, natural way to better tolerate these treatments."
Anyone taking or considering taking statins to help manage cholesterol should
consult with their doctor about the specifics of their cholesterol treatment
regime - and about taking a Ubiquinol supplement. The Ubiquinol form of CoQ 10
(Ubiquinone) is widely available in supplement form at most drug and nutrient
stores. But while Ubiquinol and Ubiquinone are closely named, there is a major
difference - and it is important to read labels carefully when looking for
Ubiquinol in-store. Ubiquinol or Ubiquinol CoQ 10 is pre-converted into a form
that your body can readily absorb and use for the energy to keep your heart,
neurological system, liver and other critical organs healthy and in optimal
condition - and it is the preferred choice for statin side effect management.
Ubiquinol is made exclusively in the USA by Kaneka, the leader in CoQ10
ingredients worldwide. Ubiquinol helps sustain the body's natural energy,
protect cells from damage, slow the aging process, and promote the overall
health of the heart and other vital organs. It is the advanced form of CoQ10
that is more easily utilized in the body, especially for people with compromised
immune systems or those over 40 years of age. It is manufactured by Kaneka, the
same company that commercialized the first CoQ10 more than 30 years ago as a
prescription pharmaceutical in Japan. For more information and the latest
clinical research on Ubiquinol, please visit www.ubiquinol.org.
Media Contacts: John Jarmul Shari Nakakura
Kaneka Nutrients CarryOn Public Relations