Questions and Answers > high cholesterol and supplements

I know I've seen bits and pieces about this all over your facebook page, but will you please review why it isn't a good idea to take drugs like Lipitor and what supplements are better for high cholesterol?

April 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJill L.

High cholesterol (if it truly is high and not just above what the drug companies have deemed acceptable) is a symptom not a disease. It means your body is not functioning @ 100%. Lipitor like all drugs have negative side effects and must be processed through the liver which can create a burden on the liver. Statins or cholesterol lowering drugs are known to rob the body of CoQ10 which is critical for heart health and contribute to injures, muscle weakness and confusing among other things. While it is true statins lower cholesterol there is no evidence showing they lower cholesterol.
We should try to control our cholesterol through healthy eating habits and limit refined carbs and processed foods and of course exercise.
Dig deeper into high cholesterol as there is probably an underlying cause to the elevation.

This material is educational and is not meant to replace the advice from your personal physician.

July 10, 2012 | Registered Commenterjrodtrained