Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a popular dietary supplement. It’s been studied as a preventative or treatment for many health problems. But CoQ10 is already being made in our bodies every day, and is present in just about every cell. So what is CoQ10, and what does it actually do? Who should consider using supplements? Let’s spend some time looking at the theory, research, and practical uses of coenzyme Q10. First,
Magnesium is a mineral that’s been getting a lot more attention in recent years. If you subscribe to any health newsletters you may have seen an article or two about it. But if not, the idea that we should wonder if we’re getting enough of it may be completely new to you. I know it was to me, until several months ago. At that time I began to see more
Somehow I missed the collagen boat. Collagen supplements have become more and more popular over recent years, but it’s only the last couple of months that I’ve had questions about them from readers. They’re marketed to do everything from keeping skin looking younger to relieving the pain of osteoarthritis, and lots in between. What is collagen? What are its health benefits? Should we all be taking collagen supplements? Well, let’s
Turmeric is widely available as a dietary supplement. It seems to be getting more and more popular, and lots of my patients either take it or wonder if they should. The most common reason people use turmeric is pain from osteoarthritis, so that’ll be the focus of this post. We’ll explore the pros and cons of turmeric to help you decide if it’s right for you. But first, some background.