U.S. consumers are not only using supplements more than ever before, they are also more confident than ever in the safety, quality, and efficacy of supplements. These results were presented as part of the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN; Washington, DC) 2011 annual Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, made public at CRN’s annual conference in October. (CRN has sponsored the survey since 2000.)
Supplements usage was high this year, topping the highest usage level previously recorded, in 2007. According to the 2011 results, 69% of U.S. adults reported using dietary supplements this year—beating out 2007’s high level of 68%. By contrast, usage in 2010 was reported to be 66%.