CoQ10 and Turmeric


Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring nutrient that is found in every cell of the body and plays a vital role in the body’s cellular energy production. It functions as a powerful antioxidant, which protects the body from damage caused by harmful molecules (e.g., free radicals). However, stress, fatigue, and aging can all diminish CoQ10 amounts found in the body. Cholesterol and CoQ10 are produced in the same biological pathway so taking a statin medication to lower cholesterol, may also lower the body’s natural levels of CoQ10. Clinical studies have demonstrated the benefits of supplementing with CoQ10, particularly for cardiovascular health and maintaining healthy blood pressure. So we now know that CoQ10 is very good for your heart, but selecting the right brand can be confusing.


Turmeric contains health-promoting compounds called curcuminoids which have led to its use as a dietary supplement. Curcuminoids are active compounds found in turmeric, with curcumin being the most well-known. While whole turmeric powder can be taken as a supplement, the research on the benefits has focused on these active compounds. Curcuminoids are antioxidants that have strong, natural anti-inflammatory benefits. Curcumin can also play a major role in supporting joint health.* Given its role in promoting healthy inflammation response for physical overexertion, scientists are continuing to study turmeric for a variety of health benefits including the support of skin, brain, and gut health. But, not all turmeric supplements are created equal.