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A 51-year-old female asked:

i took lipitor (atorvastatin) for a week experienced weight loss of 10kg, and muscle aches. what is the problem?

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Dr. Aldino Pierotti III
Integrative Medicine 29 years experience
CoQ10 depletion: Statins deplete cellular coq10, an important co-factor in energy production and a catalyst in your liver processing of toxins. When depleted, one often experiences muscle cramping, fatigue, and can also see liver stress.

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