*Lipidyne (NA)(90 caps) $30
OR *Red yeast rice (P)(90 vcaps) $25
OR *RYR Plus (P)(90 vcaps) $39 - In studies, RYR has been found to lower LDL (aka bad cholesterol) by 10-30% without increasing the risk of Statin-Induced Myalgia.
Cautions / Interactions: Do not use Red yeast rice if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding, because using this product may harm the fetus.
RYR Plus Caution: Individuals with liver disease or those currently taking statins or other medications should consult with a health practitioner prior to use.
*CoQ10 100 (Qunol)(120 softgels) $32 - Statins block the ability of the liver to make cholesterol, so when you take them, the amount of CoQ10 produced by the body also drops! Cholesterol and one of the substrates for CoQ10 production are both produced by this same liver process. Most studies have shown that CoQ10 daily prevents or reduces myalgia, with higher doses showing more efficacy. Cautions / Interactions: CoQ10 may reduce the anticoagulant effect of warfarin. In addition, CoQ10 may increase the effectiveness of certain blood pressure medication, including diltiazem, metoprolol, enalapril, and nitrate. Statin medications have been shown to decrease CoQ10 levels in the body and CoQ10 supplementation may be beneficial when taking these drugs.
*Acetyl-L-carnitine 500mg (P)(100 vcaps) $30 - Some people have a difficult time metabolizing carnitine, an amino acid that is crucial for energy production, and it's not uncommon for those individuals with metabolizing abnormalities to suffer from SIM. Research shows that Acetyl-L-carnitine should help. Cautions / Interactions: Several pharmaceutical medications may increase the need for Acetyl-L-Carnitine, including AZT, Isotretinoin, and Valproic Acid. In addition, ALC may affect the body‘s metabolism of Doxorubicin.
*Vitamin D3 with K2 (NA)(60 caps) $18 - Vitamin D functions in the muscle to reduce inflammation, preventing injury and simply improving function. Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to cause pain. Vitamins D3 and K2 work in synergy to promote healthy bone mineralization and blood vessels (helps prevent pathological vessel calcification) . The natural K2 menaquinone-7 form used in Dyna D3 w/K2 is the most bioavailable, longest lasting and bioactive form of vitamin K supplements. Caution: Use D3 without K2 if you take blood thinners such as heparin or Coumadin / warfarin.
*Proto-Sitosterol Plant Sterol Esters (P)(90 softgels) $25 - Phytosterols block the uptake of cholesterol from the dietary and bile sources in the intestinal tract. These supplement can help reduce your statin dose, which can help minimize SIM.
Cautions / Interactions: Orally, Beta-Sitosterol is usu-ally well tolerated. In some individuals, it can cause minor GIupset. Taking Beta-Sitosterol can exacerbate sitosterolemia,a rare inherited lipid storage disease. Plant Sterols may interact with Zetia (ezetimibe) and statin medications. If you are taking these or other prescription medications, or if you have other health conditions, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.