CONSUMER SURVEY FACT: Data from the 2018 CRN Consumer Survey indicate that 75 percent Americans take dietary supplements, a 10 percent increase over the past decade.
SUPPLEMENT RESEARCH FACT: A new review published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases concluded that thiamine (also known as vitamin B1) deficiency could have a role in the development of cardiovascular diseases.
MULTIVITAMIN FACT: The average price of a multivitamin ranges from $.03 to about a dime a day, making it an economical way to fill nutrient gaps people may be missing in their diets.
CONSUMER FACT: Recent survey data show that 79 percent of U.S. adult women and 73 percent of U.S. adult men take dietary supplements each year.
NUTRITION FACT: The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans identify the under-consumed nutrients calcium, potassium, dietary fiber, and vitamin D as nutrients of public health concern because low intakes of these essential nutrients are associated with particular health concerns.
RESEARCH FACT: According to new research, supplementation with soy isoflavones, compounds found predominantly in legumes and beans, may improve cardiovascular disease risk markers in early menopausal women.
NUTRITION FACT: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that all women planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid.
CONSUMER SURVEY FACT: The 2017 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements reveals that 76 percent of Americans are taking dietary supplements, up from 64 percent in 2008.