Statin drugs inhibit the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. This enzyme catalyzes the body's manufacture of (1) cholesterol and (2) CoQ10
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) provides the human body a naturally controlled HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (i.e. statin) :
When vitamin C levels are low. The body compensates and triggers HMG-CoA reductase activity ▲ to manufacture more cholesterol and ensure an adequate supply of “patch” material for arterial wall repairs; Also, more HMG-CoA reductase is available for CoQ10 production:
HMG-CoA reductase▲ ==► CoQ10 production ▲
HMG-CoA reductase▲ ==► Cholesterol production ▲
HMG-CoA reductase▼ ==► CoQ10 production▼
HMG-CoA reductase▼ ==► Cholesterol production▼
A significant difference between Vitamin C and statins is that Vitamin C modulates/ controls CoQ10 production, whereas statins only inhibit its production
Sufficient (but not too high) Vitamin C actually promotes the production of HMG-CoA reductase and thus CoQ10.
CoQ10 is depleted when LDL cholesterol is oxidized during the plaque forming process.
Harwood HJ et al, 1986, Inhibition of human leukocyte 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase activity by ascorbic acid. An effect mediated by the free radical monodehydroascorbate
Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems
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General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|