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Lipitor and workouts any endurance improvement?

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Based on the information available, there is no definitive evidence to suggest that Lipitor, a medication used to treat high cholesterol, directly improves endurance in workouts. Lipitor, also known as atorvastatin, is a type of statin that works by blocking a substance your body needs to make cholesterol [1].

While Lipitor is known for its cholesterol-lowering effects, it does not have any recognized performance-enhancing benefits for workouts or endurance training [2]. The misconception might arise from the general belief that lower cholesterol and better cardiovascular health could lead to improved exercise performance. However, Lipitor's effects on cholesterol and cardiovascular health are not directly translatable to endurance improvement in workouts.

It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication or workout regimen, as individual responses to medications and exercise can vary significantly.


1. [Mayo Clinic. (2021). Atorvastatin (Oral Route).](
2. [ (2021). Atorvastatin Calcium.](

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