Sophie Esdaile: The discussion about whether to take statins continues to rumble on. A new train of thought is that their benefit comes from anti-inflammatory properties rather than cholesterol lowering. So if you need to lower your cholesterol, a more natural, over-the-counter way would be to take CoQ10 (CoenzymeQ10). According to a former cardiologist at the University of Texas and fellow of the American College of Cardiology, CoQ10 is the most overlooked supplement of its generation. It protects against molecular damage and helps prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, which is thought to play a role in clogging arteries, and accelerating heart disease.