2021 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements

For more than two decades, the CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements has served as the leading source for data on the attitudes and behaviors of the dietary supplement consumer. Read more about the 2021 survey in our press release.

Know your consumer:

With 80% of Americans using dietary supplements, these products are now mainstream and broadly accepted by the American public. It's worth knowing more about who's taking what—and why? Where are they buying? Who do they trust for information? What are some of their other healthy habits

80% of Americans take supplements

Invest today and learn:

  • Usage of specific dietary supplements within categories of:
    • Vitamins & Minerals
    • Herbals & Botanicals
    • Specialty Supplements
      (probiotics/prebiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, collagen, etc.)
    • Sports Nutrition, and
    • Weight Management
  • Reasons for taking supplements
  • Purchasing factors
  • Delivery form preferences
  • E-Commerce habits
  • Omni-channel shopping habits
  • Confidence and trust in industry
  • And much more—thousands of data points

Buy the numbers.

Purchase the full survey data here.

CRN members receive a discount with code

Questions? Please contact Gretchen Powers.


NEW to the survey in 2021:

  • We've included oversamples of Black, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander respondents to ensure there would be significant enough sample sizes of supplement users of color to analyze.

  • Respondents were asked about their attitudes towards branded ingredients, revealing insights on how consumers perceive the effectiveness and quality of branded versus generic ingredients.


Four out of five Americans use supplements

Please contact Gretchen Powers with questions or to purchase the survey.

Featured data snapshots—supplement users have healthier habits than non-users:


Why do they take supplements?


Purchase the full survey data here.

$4,500 CRN members (with code) | $6,000 non-members 

Questions? Please contact Gretchen Powers.