We recently received a testimonial from a customer who in 2007 was diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome, where he had significant blockages in his coronary arteries. Following a successful surgery he was prescribed statins to help maintain his cholesterol levels.
What are statins?
Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. LDL cholesterol is often referred to as "bad cholesterol", and statins reduce the production of it inside the liver. (NHS, 2017)
While the statins prescribed to Michael helped him, he also noticed that he had very low energy levels. Michael suffered from severe low energy for the past 10 years, until he found Revive Active. Read his story here:
'In 2007 I suffered with acute coronary syndrome. I was hospitalised for a period and diagnosed as having significant blockages of the coronary arteries.
This diagnosis followed an angiogram procedure and an immediate insertion of two stents which unblocked the affected arteries.
Following this life saving procedure a period of recovery was introduced by the Cardiac Team which was great and very informative. I was prescribed a number of medications and it’s very important that I take these on a daily basis for the remainder of my life .
These medications are commonly known as statins. As time passed I was able to return to normal routines, but I was aware that my energy levels were a lot lower than usual. However I thought and believed that this was down to my acute coronary syndrome episode.
Some more time passed and I went back to work, doing all the lifestyle change adjustments suggested by the Cardiac Team (diet, exercise and so on). After the first year which was 2008 my energy levels and constant tiredness had not improved what so ever.
On a number of occasions I discussed this matter with my GP/the Cardiac Team and my cardiologist. Following this some adjustments were made to the statins prescribed to me.
So the years passed and the tiredness and really low energy levels continued sometimes worsening. It was only for a short period in the mornings that my energy levels be good, but only a short few hours .
Up to this year 2017, I have tried some over the counter health store and pharma energy supplements but found them to be of no real benefit. Earlier this year, ten years after my acute coronary syndrome event and ten years after my commencement on statins (which i continue to take) I was introduced to a product called Revive Active as the result of a conversation which I had with a health store proprietor a few months ago. In the conversation I became aware that while statins are very important for someone like me, statins can also reduce and inhibit the amount of Coenzyme Q10 that is normally produced by the body.
So, following this conversation I commenced taking a sachet of Revive Active on a daily basis. I have found after years of low energy and tiredness that Revive Active has being a real game changer for me. My day to day energy levels have been restored and the daily tiredness has disappeared. The daily dose of Revive Active has also improved my quality of night sleep.
All I can say is Revive Active has remarkably restored my energy levels and enormously improved my quality of life.'
Statins & CoQ10
Statins are also known to lower your body’s levels of Coenzyme Q10. CoQ10 is essential in the production of natural energy.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), there is no doubt that statins will “reduce the natural levels of CoQ10 in the body.” In fact, it has been shown that statins can lower CoQ10 levels by up to 40%. This could potentially complicate other health issues, and leave you vulnerable to side effects from your prescribed statins.
Each sachet of Revive Active contains 150mg of CoQ10, while each of our CoQ10 capsules contain 100mg. As with taking any new supplement, we would recommend consulting your doctor first.
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