CRN Fact Sheets

In addition to fact sheets, CRN offers backgrounders, position statements and other resources, available here.

Supplement OWL: The Dietary Supplement Product Registry

Frequently Asked Questions

The dietary supplement industry has developed a new online product registry designed to provide a more complete picture of the dietary supplement marketplace for government and private stakeholders: legislators, regulators, retailers, industry and consumers. The database will serve as a resource to identify dietary supplements, key ingredients, product label information and claims, and the companies making and marketing those products.

Multivitamin Inclusion in SNAP

Including a Multivitamin in SNAP Provides Low-Income Consumers with Nutritional Choice

Low-income Americans do not obtain all the nutrients they need from food alone.

  • Data from the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans show that many Americans do not meet their requirements for several important nutrients.
  • Nutrition surveys consistently show that substantial numbers of Americans fail to obtain the recommended amounts of a variety of essential nutrient

Who is CRN?

Council for Responsible Nutrition: Who is CRN?

Q. Who is the Council for Responsible Nutrition?

A. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973 and based in Washington, D.C., is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers.CRN companies produce a large portion of the dietary supplements marketed in the United States and globally.

Americans Do Not Get All the Nutrients They Need From Food

Do Americans get all the nutrients they need from food alone? National nutrition surveys demonstrate that they don’t. Recent analysis of nutrient intakes of the U.S. population shows that a large percentage of people fall short of the average requirements of many nutrients. Almost everyone falls short of the average requirements for vitamin D and vitamin E, and more than one-third fall short of the average requirements for calcium, magnesium and vitamin A.

The Facts about Caffeine in Dietary Supplements

  • As a category of food, all dietary supplements are subject to comprehensive, robust regulation. FDA imposes Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations on supplements that are more strict than those for other food. Dietary supplements are subject to postmarket surveillance through mandatory serious adverse event reporting—a requirement that does not apply to conventional foods and beverages.