Registered Dietitians Value Dietary Supplements, Study Says

September 21, 2010

The 'Life"supplemented' campaign just released results from its 2009 Healthcare Professionals Impact Study, finding that dietary supplements have a considerable impact on healthcare professionals and their relationships with clients. The survey, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs (Chicago), found that eight out of every ten registered dietitians (RDs) 'view dietary supplements as important for maintaining health.' Eighty-one percent of those surveyed believe that most people can fill gaps in their nutrition with vitamin and dietary supplement use.

The 'Life"supplemented' campaign just released results from its 2009 Healthcare Professionals Impact Study, finding that dietary supplements have a considerable impact on healthcare professionals and their relationships with clients.

The survey, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs (Chicago), found that eight out of every ten registered dietitians (RDs) 'view dietary supplements as important for maintaining health.' Eighty-one percent of those surveyed believe that most people can fill gaps in their nutrition with vitamin and dietary supplement use.

The survey found that 91% of RD...s actually take dietary supplements and recommend them to their clients. Popular supplements used by RD...s include multivitamins (84%), specialty supplements (64%), and omega-3 fish oils (47%).

Combining the results of three separate surveys, the 'Life"supplemented' survey included 300 nurse practitioners, 300 pharmacists, and 300 registered dietitians. 'Life"supplemented' is a campaign of the CRN Foundation, an educational affiliate of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (Washington, DC).