You should know that Coq10 minimizes the side effects of statins. I faced the dilemma of taking a statin and initially had muscle pain. However, after takin Coq10, the side effects went away. Once a doubter, I think that taking a statin is very important for my heart health. I am a 70 yr. old male who has done competitive swimming, triathlons(40-50) and marathons( 2 full marathons and 4 half marathons). Still did not prevent coronary artery blckage. It is genetic.