CBD & Statins: Can CBD Replace Statins as Cholesterol Medication?
Statins, a class of drugs that targets the liver’s cholesterol production to lower the overall cholesterol levels in the bloodstream does little to address the inherent problem. Although doctors address these by recommending you make some changes in your lifestyle and habits, besides prescribing statins, we’re sure that has not been enough for you. Perhaps, you’re so fed up with the side-effects of this potent drug that you’re looking for alternative ways to lower your cholesterol and prevent life-threatening diseases from developing. According to some studies, statins can help patients only partially, but may also lead to more devastating problems at a later stage. Statins & their Side-Effects Despite being effective in curbing your overall blood cholesterol, statins can cause some severe damage to a patient’s health. They could lead to muscle damage, neurological problems, an increase in blood sugar, and occasional liver damage. These are mainly due to the way statins work. Remember, your body needs cholesterol, and NOT ALL cholesterol is BAD cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy fatty acid found in almost all human cells. You need it to produce hormones, Vitamin D, bile (for digestion), and even carry out some brain functions. While your liver produces only “good” cholesterol (known as high-density lipoproteins or HDL), it’s the food we consume that brings in most of the “bad” ones (i.e. low-density lipoproteins LDL). Ironically, our body has a funny way of storing everything, which is available in abundance, for times when you may not have access to it.…
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