Originally Posted by tobylee02
I also noticed a study that sugested that the muscle pains folk experience on the statins goes away when you take vitamin D
There is a school of thought that statins work by immitating the action of vitamin D. In which case restoring the natural level of vitamin D status human living near naked mostly outdoors under unpolluted skies and at which humans store vitamin D and are able to supply vitamin D breast milk, seems more sensible than taking a statin.
We don't have a natural statin deficiency syndrome but unless you are currently a UVB sunbed user or take an EFFECTIVE (5000IU/D+) amount of vitamin D3 it is certain you are vitamin D insufficient.
It's also the case that statin work as anti inflammatory agents. I don't suppose I have to remind readers here that correcting omega 6 <> omega 3 ratio by decreasing pro inflammatory omega 6 industrial seed oil consumption such as such as corn, soybean, safflower, sunflower and cottonseed oil and commercially made foods that contain them while increasing omega 3 consumption will reduce the chronic inflammation burden as does correcting vitamin D and magnesium deficiency states. Doing the above removes the cause of the problem while taking statins leaves those root causes of chronic inflammation still operating.
It's not just omega 6 seed oils that cause inflammation. Refined carbohydrates particularly wheat (modern dwarf wheat varieties having higher gluten content lower zinc/magnesium content) caloric sweeteners sugar/hfcs and other corn syrup derivatives add to the problem.