Listen to the Co-Founder of ZYN Talk Career Pivots, Ayurvedic Practices, and More on #WeGotGoals

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Asim Khan grew up knowing that turmeric was at the heart of many of his family’s cures and treatments. Everything from the common cold to knee pain after a soccer match was treated with some variation of the root, whether as a spice in a curry or as part of a topical paste.

co-founder of zyn asim khan

But it took a family trip to Pakistan in 2016 for Khan to realize just how influential turmeric could be, and how passionate he was about bringing its healing powers to others. Along with his brother, Qasim, Khan came back to the States and immediately started researching turmeric and learning more about its bioactive ingredient, curcumin. (Learn more about curcumin here.) They started experimenting, mixing up blends of curcumin and piperine along with vitamins C and D for extra immunity-boosting.

On this episode of #WeGotGoals, you’ll hear Khan, the co-founder of ZYN, share his “a-ha!” moment with curcumin and what it was like to pivot from finance to a completely new industry. He also schools us in Ayurvedic principles, the role of piperine in turmeric-infused drinks, and how being B-Corp™ certified reflects ZYN’s commitment to whole-life balance and being a force for good.


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About Kristen Geil

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kristen moved to Chicago in 2011 and received her MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul while trying to maintain her southern accent. Kristen grew up playing sports, and since moving to Chicago, she’s fallen in love with the lakefront running path and the lively group fitness scene. Now, as a currently retired marathoner and sweat junkie, you can usually find her trying new workouts around the city and meticulously crafting Instagram-friendly smoothie bowls. Kristen came on to A Sweat Life full-time in 2018 as Editor-in-Chief, and she spends her days managing writers, building content strategy, and fighting for the Oxford comma.