Supplement Users Make Healthier Lifestyle Choices, CRN Survey Finds

March 23, 2012

CRN says that the survey results support other studies that have concluded that supplement users may be more health conscious in a variety of areas.

People who take dietary supplements also tend to make overall healthier lifestyle choices, including in the areas of healthy diet and exercise. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN; Washington, DC) released these new results from its latest CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements.

CRN says that the survey results support other studies that have concluded that supplement users may be more health conscious in a variety of areas.

According to the CRN survey, 84% of survey respondents who said they use supplements also said they try to eat a balanced diet, compared to 76% of non-supplement users who said the same. In addition, 73% of supplement users said they visit their doctor regularly, compared to 62% of non-users; 70% of supplement users said they regularly get a good night’s sleep, compared to 63% of non-users; 64% of supplement users said they exercise regularly, compared to 54% of non-users; and 63% of supplement users said they maintain a healthy weight, compared to 57% of non-users.

“Our study suggests that the majority of supplement users tend to be healthy people with positive attitudes about their diets and overall health,” said CRN’s vice president of communications Judy Blatman. “Given the daily challenges so many people face, making smart choices, such as incorporating dietary supplements into an existing wellness routine, can help many people reach their wellness goals and live healthier lives.”

The 2011 CRN-funded survey was conducted between August 25 and 29, 2011, by Ipsos Public Affairs on 2,015 adults ages 18 and over. Read other findings from CRN’s survey reflecting increasing supplements usage here.