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How to Take CoQ10 With a Statin Drug

Question:
Can I take CoQ10 at the same time as my statin, or should I take them separately?

Answer:
CoQ10 can be taken at the same time as statin medication. However, regular CoQ10 is fat-soluble, so it is best absorbed with foods that contain fats. Some statins are better absorbed when taken without food, so, if yours is one of them, it would be better to take CoQ10 separately with a meal that contains fats or oils (preferably unsaturated fats or oil, as these are better for your cardiovascular system). (Note: Some CoQ10 supplements include bioavailability enhancers, allowing them to be taken without food.)

If you typically take your statin medication at night and want to take CoQ10 at the same time, be aware that taking CoQ10 at bedtime may cause insomnia in some people.

For more about the best way to take CoQ10, see the ConsumerTips section of the CoQ10 Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among CoQ10 supplements.

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peter16546   March 7, 2018
you imply in this "advice" that saturated fats cause heart disease...not true. And if you think this is the case show me some studies here on your website. Thanks

ConsumerLab.com   March 7, 2018
Hi Peter - Lowering intake of saturated fats and replacing them with unsaturated fats has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by about 30%. For more information, please see our Answer here: https://www.consumerlab.com/answers/which-oils-can-help-lower-my-cholesterol-and-risk-of-heart-attack-how-are-coconut-oil-olive-oil-and-fish-oil-for-example/oils-cholesterol-heart-attack-risk/

This CL Answer initially posted on 3/7/2018.

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