Thanks, that's good to know!
It would be a good idea to take some things to support your liver though as statins can also damage the liver.
You mean you need to take liver support herbs/supplements if you stop taking statins or regardless?
I would do it regardless at least for a while since the long term use means more than likely there is at least some liver damage from the statins.
Supplements to increase ATP are also helpful to deal with the heart damage statins can cause. Magnesium malate, malic acid and carnitine are all good choices.
Again, are you talking about the need to take magnesium, malic acid or carnitine if you stop taking statins or regardless?
Again regardless at least for a while since the statins also reduce ATP, which is essential to all cells especially heart cells.
I didn't know magnesium increases ATP. I was going to recommend magnesium for my aunt, but she is taking Paw Paw for her breast cancer, and I read that things that increase ATP such as Co Q10 will reduce the effectiveness of Paw Paw. Are you familiar with Paw Paw and do you think magnesium will really lessen the effectiveness of Paw Paw to a significant degree?
The general principle of how paw paw is supposed to work is that is drops ATP levels in cells. The idea is that cancer cells are highly reliant of ATP for proliferation and to protect themselves from toxic compounds like chemotherapy. Paw paw contains compounds called acetogenins that inhibit the ATP formation.
This is why they don't want the ATP stimulators.
But their concepts are questionable for a number of reasons. For one thing the lack of effectiveness of chemotherapy has nothing to do with the cancer cells using ATP to pump the chemicals back out of the cells.
Also, increasing ATP levels in cancer cells has been shown to inhibit them.
I suspect that there is a lot more to paw paw than simply ATP inhibition.
I'll do a section on this in my cancer book since again there is a lot more to their claims that is questionable, but it would also take a lot more explanation to understand the flaws in the reasoning. But I don't want to spend all night typing up a long explanation of the basics then how these apply. And part of it goes in to a theory I have had about cancer for several decades that I have been compiling evidence for.