Drug Depletions for Statins


Statins have become a double edged sword for many of our patients.  Without them choldesterol levels would be through the roof (although keep in mind that just because your LDL is high doesn’t necessarily mean it will lead to plaque buildup on your blood vessels – but it might). It is the oxidation of the cholesterol that is the issue, not always the level of cholesterol.  We measure total cholesterol for you at Stone’s to give you an idea of where you are.  If you are on statins it will in most cases give you a more respectable total cholesterol level.  Keep in mind though that it can deplete you of the following nutrients:


Thanks to our friends at Natural Standard for this list.  Get in touch with us to discuss supplements to compensate for these depletions.




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