In this Qunol Liquid Turmeric review, we’ll explore this liquid-based Curcumin thing in its utmost entirety.
We will push through promotional materials and the claims they persist on. We will explore both the beneficial ingredients and their nature, as well as an aspect many other reviews (and people) completely ignore (namely, additives). Lastly, we will also dive into practical aspects like customer reviews and pricing.
Liquid Of This Review Has A Few Options To Make It More Appealing
According to the manufacturer, Qunol Liquid Turmeric (in its full name Qunol Liquid Turmeric Extra Strength Turmeric Curcumin Complex) is a supplement that “provides one of nature’s best-kept secrets, curcuminoids, a group of antioxidants that supports healthy inflammation response associated with physical overexertion.” Plus, per their words “Curcumin can also play a major role in supporting joint health” [R].
The product page itself generally I think is an okay one. As far as some of the visuals, it could be much better. But still, it’s not too overloaded with text, and there’s plenty of white space which is great for readability.
On that note, it does, however, make use of marketing quite a bit.
There’s the notion of subscribing to monthly shipments and saving, save even more if we order 3+ bottles, and, of course, an overwhelmingly positive customer review section. Plus, there’s also this vague notion of 99% of respondents recommending the product.
Another rather annoying or unnecessary aspect is that of there being two different product pages (different URLs) with the exact same information copy-paste. Kind of reminds me of PureNature Turmeric Curcumin, only that was not as strictly of a duplicate. At least visually [R, R].
As far as the claimed benefits go, their kind of definition of the product (the one at the start of this section) mentions a few already. But there’s also a benefits section where somewhat completely unnecessary they list everything once again. The only other thing is the promise of high quality. Which, by the way, is as vague as they come and most anything will claim that.
I mean, sure, they promise quality. But then, we won’t find any third-party certifications or, God forbid, third-party testing with this. And that’s absolutely unlike what we’ve seen with supplements like Gaia Turmeric Supreme (review) and Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (review).
In addition to all that, they don’t also provide any free-of claims. It’s again something very common among various turmeric curcumin supplements. Here something like the Youtheory Turmeric (review) and Me First Living Turmeric Curcumin (review) are just some of the examples.
With that in mind, really, the only thing somewhat going for them is this promise of it being an Extra Strength formula and it having improved absorption. Other than that, I think it doesn’t look that amazing despite the product page having a rather good first impression.
The Turmeric Part Is Fine, The Proprietary Blend’s Part Is A Joke
Two of the ideas that Qunol Liquid Turmeric leads with are that each serving contains a patented Turmeric Curcumin formulation which provides 95% Curcuminoids and that other Curcumin options out there may only bring 5% Curcuminoids to the table. While both may sound in favor of the supplement, I believe they might give off the wrong impression.
Meaning, the way I see it, they’re implying that it’s common to come across supplements that are quite scarce in Curcuminoids whereas this one is very abundant. I mean, sure, there definitely is a fair share of 5% supplements out there. However, the 95% ones are not that rare at all. In fact, I feel they are far more common than those 5% things [R, R, R, R, R].
Per serving (one tablespoon), it offers 1000 milligrams of patented Curcumin extract consisting of 95% Curcuminoids. This gets coupled with 1209 milligrams of Proprietary Turmeric Support Complex that consists of Glycerine, Acacia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Ascorbic Acid, and Black Pepper Extract.
What regards the Turmeric amounts, that’s a decent approach for a mainstream Turmeric Curcumin supplement. Hence, it should be a viable alternative if just generally improved and augmented by a patented version of things. But as for that proprietary blend, I’ve no idea what to make of it [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
On one hand, it’s kind of a necessary addition given that Black Pepper extract is known to improve Curcumin’s absorption by 2000%. Meaning, it’s a must. But on the other hand, the way I see it, adding Glycerine, Acacia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum as beneficial (active) ingredients makes little to no sense. Unless I’m profoundly missing something neither of these can offer any significant benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, frankly, there are so many herbs, proteins, oils, and all kinds of other beneficial substances that would make a far better addition.
So, why these exactly?
Well, I think it’s probably a little dirty secret of theirs.
Take, for example, any other supplement. They use these substances as additives, namely, necessary ingredients for the making of those supplements.
Now, look at the Qunol Liquid Turmeric. It uses them to supposedly grant benefits.
I mean, don’t get me wrong. Many of them (if not almost all) I would consider mildly beneficial. Hence, great for their primary and common use as additives. But quite miserable if we’re depending on them for benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Therefore, I’m not really fond of that Proprietary Turmeric Support Complex. I believe it might be there to create the impression that the product is much more beneficial than it actually is. Namely, all about creating a sense that it provides more value than it genuinely does.
I mean, granted, these ingredients might contribute to things of the patented Turmeric Curcumin formulation but still. These ingredients do not belong in the beneficial ingredients section. Certainly, not at the rather low combined amounts.
I Don’t Like The Approach To Additives In This Qunol Product
One would think that with four ingredients what essentially are additives being listed as beneficial ingredients there’s pretty much nothing to be listed for the other ingredients section. But that’s not the case with Qunol Liquid Turmeric at all.
For additives, this supplement has Water, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Luo Han Guo Extract, and Potassium Sorbate. But given that such added ingredients aren’t always to the very least harmless, are these okay to embrace [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R]?
Generally speaking, Luo Han Guo, also known as Monk Fruit (a natural and actually healthy sweetener) is typically a harbinger of high-quality. But while that may be true as far as avoiding sugar contents go, it’s not the truth all and throughout [R, R, R, R, R].
Many see Natural Flavors as a good sign. But, in reality, it’s only a good thing if the manufacturing practices used for the product are top-notch. And as far as Qunol Liquid Turmeric goes, I’m not that convinced [R, R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, their about us page is as superficial, vague, self-proclaimed as they come. And I wouldn’t trust that. Plus, the way I see it, they’re only somewhat emphasizing the quality; it’s more about absorption for them.
Then, Citric Acid is a substance naturally found in all living things and in citrus fruits. However, the modern and cheap approach is that it’s commonly created from GMO material [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
That’s one of the dangers with it, one that I’m 99% certain plagues also this Qunol Turmeric. I mean, since it doesn’t contain a claim of being Non-GMO, can we really depend on Citric Acid not being of that material? No. We shouldn’t. There’s just too big of a chance for it to be exactly that [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Whereas with Potassium Sorbate, there is no 1%-guessing involved in terms of harmful or not. Well, okay maybe there is because we will find people that advocate both sides of the argument for this.
However, I believe there is far more evidence (and some studies) that this substance can actually create problems. Creating stuff like allergic reactions, nutrient deficiencies, DNA damage, and even cancer are just some of those that can happen [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
All in all, I feel in the additives aspect the Liquid supplement of this review is definitely far from ideal.
As Far As I Can Tell, Qunol Doesn’t Just Delete Bad & Terrible Reviews
Many manufacturers tend to alter, adjust, and edit the review sections available on their websites. This typically leads to examples like Bio Swartz Turmeric Curcumin (review) or Vimerson Health Turmeric Curcumin (review). Namely, they have a bunch of customer feedback on their respective product pages. And all of it or almost all of it is overwhelmingly positive.
But, frankly, that’s just not possible given that even the most successful, beneficial, helpful products always get their fair share of negative ratings as well. It’s kind of like the basic laws of physics. It’s unavoidable.
And so, with the Qunol Liquid Turmeric, it seemed to be one of those cases. Because out of the total of 6,363 Qunol Liquid Turmeric reviews I did found on their product page, 6,304 were positive and only 59 were negatives. Which is beyond busted in terms of the global success rates. To do the math, they’re supposedly sitting at 99.1%.
But as surprising as it is, this did not prove to be that far off from what I found the actual success rate to be.
Meaning, going all out and looking at all customer reviews I could find online by other sellers and retailers, I managed to find a total of 7,077 Qunol Liquid Turmeric reviews. Of these, 6,912 were positive whereas 165 were not happy with the purchase.
I mean, 165 is a rather high number but in the context of a 7,077 total, that’s not a lot. Quite the opposite, really. In fact, the ratio leaves us at 97.7%. Which is one of the highest I’ve seen.
So, I believe that’s a thing certainly going for them. But just in case, it has to also be mentioned that success rates definitely aren’t everything. In fact, we should never buy a supplement just because it has good reviews. First, even third-party ones can be manipulated. Second, they are typically posted by innocently ignorant people.
And there are plenty more factors that feed into that.
To that end, I believe the global success rate only matters if the beneficial ingredients and the additives are actually great. Even more so, because I’ve seen far too many supplements having this problem. Great success rates but terrible constituents. And the former certainly doesn’t make up for the latter.
Pricing Is Okay But It Is Definitely Not Great Compared To The Best
Another practical aspect that I love to look at is pricing. I believe it’s an aspect that is, to some extent, kind of a deciding factor because no one will ever be interested in the most awesome supplement if the price for it is absolutely unreasonable. But to this end, what can be considered reasonable is quite an intangible, open-for-interpretation type of thing. So, is this Liquid Turmeric of Qunol a great example of how it should be done?
Well, per container of 40 servings, the supplement of this review costs typically $27.99. Hence, per serving, it costs about 70.0 cents.
This is also the value we will be using when comparing it with its rivals because it’s built on a rather similar basis. Namely, the basis of 95% Curcuminoids, only done so in a patented way. Which may inherently suggest that it might be, to some degree, better than our typical 95% Curcuminoids plus BioPerine supplement.
Which, frankly, is a guess given that there are no studies (as far as I’m aware) that proves Qunol’s capability. Still, we have to start somewhere, right? So, how does it compare?
Not too great, I’m afraid. I mean, sure, there definitely are supplements that this does, to some extent, feel like a better deal. One such example would be the Youtheory Turmeric Extra Strength (review). While it does offer stuff like third-party testing over the Liquid Turmeric, it does cost $1.33 per serving. Which is almost twice as much.
But then, if we compare the Qunol to the very top, it doesn’t look that great. For example, put it against Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (review). It costs 61.3 cents per every 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids. Moreover, it also offers a bunch of third-party certifications and even third-party testing. Hence, the difference between these two feels more than just huge.
And then, compare it to what I believe is the best thing on the market right now. The Nutricology CurcuWIN (review). They both basically cost the same per serving, yet Nutricology uses a proven patented formulation that is known to be 6.8 times more capable than just regular 95% Curcuminoids plus Black Pepper. And then, it’s also third-party tested [R, R, R].
Thus, all in all, the Qunol Liquid Turmeric might not be the worst-priced option. But it certainly isn’t the best one either.
I Would Categorize Qunol Liquid Turmeric As A Supplement To Avoid
From the onset, the Qunol Liquid Turmeric looked somewhat promising. Also, the claims for improved absorption I imagine appeal to many. Then, the customer reviews look beyond just great. And the way I see it, that’s pretty much how they sell the thing. I mean, customer reviews are probably the most contributing aspect to that.
But that sense of it being a great product should be a fleeting one. The beneficial ingredients apart from Turmeric will likely be only mildly beneficial at best.
Also, they don’t do any third-party testing which in the light of recent news is so important. But the biggest and kind of the most visible aspect of all is the fact that they use questionable additives. Additives I personally avoid having in my supplements [R].
Hence, just out of necessity I think (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I have to categorize it as something to avoid.
That said, if you are after a decent Turmeric Curcumin supplement, I would suggest looking into the vegan-certified Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (review). Whereas if you’re interested in the very, very best in this category, I’ve done the research. Here’s my full review of it.
Above all, I hope this Qunol Liquid Turmeric review helped you find the information you were looking for. What would you say is the best aspect of it? Is it something you would try (or have tried) despite the additives it has? Let me know below. Also, feel free to leave your own personal review of this below. I’d love to hear from you.