CRN Fact Sheets

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

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.