The CRN (Council for Responsible Nutrition) Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements has been conducted annually since 2000. Last year, this survey was conducted online in English. It included a national sample of 2,006 adults aged over 18 living in the US, including 1,529 among those who are considered dietary supplement users.
According to the CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements of 2019, 77% of Americans report that they consume dietary supplements, which means the majority of both males and females who are over the age of 18 take dietary supplements. Adults aged between 35–54 have the highest usage of dietary supplements at 81%. Additionally, More women take dietary supplements than men, with 79% versus 74%.
When it comes to the types of supplements that are being taken, the survey found that vitamins and minerals are the most commonly consumed category. 76% of respondents have been taking these supplements in the past year.
Other popular categories are specialty supplements (40%), herbals and botanicals (39%), sports nutrition supplements (28%), and weight management supplements (17%).
Dietary supplements are now more popular than ever, and the CRN analysis suggests that Americans trust the safety of their dietary supplements. The 2019 survey reaffirmed that consumers have strong confidence trust in dietary supplements and the industry as a whole. 96% of supplements users have overall confidence in the safety and quality of vitamins and minerals, the most popular category of dietary supplements.
Credit could be given to dietary supplement manufacturers and herbal extract suppliers that are trying to create a supplement market of healthiest and safest products for the consumers. For instance, Chenland is a leading supplier of natural branded ingredients. The company’s global headquarter is in Irvine, California and they have three scientific research centers in San Diego, New York, and Qingdao, China that perform preclinical research and safety studies on new drugs and supplements.
Besides, the survey identified growth in specific categories, such as herbals and botanicals, and in specific supplements, such as vitamin C and melatonin. According to the current analysis of Reports and Data, the global Dietary Supplements Market in 2018 was valued at $124.8 billion, and it is expected to reach $210 billion by 2026.
The research highlights that the vital role supplementation plays in the lives of the majority of Americans. Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said, dietary supplements have become “a routine part of the American lifestyle.”