Statins Reduce The Effectiveness Of Flu Vaccines

| December 18, 2015

As far as flu vaccines go, here at the Daily Health, we’ve always taken the position that there is very little to be gained from getting a yearly jab to ‘protect’ yourself against a flu virus that did the rounds the previous year.

Then there are cholesterol-lowering statin drugs… leaving people with muscle pain, fatigue, kidney failure, liver damage, without any real proof that they prevent heart attacks.

Now it turns out that if you are taking cholesterol-lowering statins, chances are that the flu vaccine you had earlier this winter season will be almost completely ineffective.

In a recent study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers investigated the effectiveness of flu vaccines between 2002 to 2011, and then broke down the data based on whether people were taking statins.

The results showed that for patients who were taking statin drugs, the effectiveness of the flu vaccine was 12.6 per cent, meaning it failed to protect them against the flu almost 90 per cent of the time!

However, even for people who were not on statins, flu vaccines were only 26 per cent effective.

So, even at best, the flu shot only works a quarter of the time. That’s because these vaccines are developed BEFORE the flu season of each year. So, Big Pharma is really just playing a guessing game when it comes to which flu viruses will be out there. They really don’t know.

As for statins… well… these drugs might lower your cholesterol (after all that’s what they are designed to do) but they don’t work to fight heart disease. Studies show that if 140 people were to take these drugs for five years, among them only one heart attack would be prevented.

Flu vaccines and statin drugs. Two duds. Even without each other.

Fortunately, there are safe and natural alternatives that can help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels while boosting your immune system to help you stay strong and healthy during the flu season.

For better heart health, try flax seed oil and the Paleo diet. As for building a strong immune system naturally and safely, load up on vitamins D and C, and multivitamins with zinc and selenium.

Here's to keeping your heart strong and healthy

Francois Lubbe
Editor
for The Cholesterol Truth



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Sources:

Popular cholesterol may make flu vaccine less effective, foxnews.com

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Testimonials are based on the personal experience of individuals. Results are not typical and the potential benefits of taking any drug or supplement may vary depending on your individual needs and health requirements. Please consult your GP before making any changes to your medical regimen.

  1. J.Roberts says:

    Please let me know where I can buy the olive leaf extract to combat the muscle pain I have been enduring with taking statins in the last 10 years and other side effects. Many thanks.

    • Editor says:

      Olive Leaf extract can be bought from most alternative health food store. Look out for inferior products (usually in a thick syrup) and only buy alcohol-based products.

  2. J.Roberts says:

    Please let me know where I can buy olive oil leaf extract as an alternative to statins with all the muscle pain I have been putting up with in the last 10 years…and other side effects. Many thanks

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