Miramar, Florida. November 26, 2014 — Over two-thirds of adults in the United States take dietary supplements and more than 83 percent of them express confidence in the effectiveness, quality, and safety of their supplements, according to a survey carried out by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).

 

“The survey shows once again how important dietary supplements have come to be in modern America,” said Gustavo Graubard, vice president of international sales at Nutrition Formulators. “Despite all the bad publicity that the industry has received in the past few months, the survey’s results confirm that men and women of all races, ages, and backgrounds haven’t lost their trust and they still believe they make a right choice every time they grab a jar of vitamins or protein supplements, or gulp down a bottle of nutrition-rich juice.”

 

More than half of adults in the U.S. use dietary supplements regularly, found the researchers behind the survey. In addition, they discovered that vitamins and mineral remain the most popular category of supplements among users of all ages across both sexes.

 

“Our confidence is high because people have finally begun to realize that they can live the life of their dreams — a slimmer figure or more muscle mass — if they complement their diet and exercise with high-quality dietary supplements,” said Raul Valdes, the head of quality control at Nutrition Formulators. “Supplements not only help people achieve their health goals faster, they also allow everyone to make up for the lack of nutrients in their diet and thus live a healthier life.”

 

Advertising doesn’t affect a person’s decision as much, was probably the second most startling finding, as the quality of products.

 

“Quality uber alles,” said Virginia Dotres, the manufacturing coordinator with Nutrition Formulators. “This is what we live by at our plant in Florida. We don’t spend much on advertising but when it comes to ensuring the safety and quality of a product, we don’t leave a stone unturned. And the survey vindicates our philosophy.”

 

An interesting discovery of the researchers behind the survey was to unearth new data which showed that the gap in dietary supplements usage between men and women is closing fast.

 

“Does this make us producers of one of the least gender-biased products,” quipped Alejandro Mendoza, chief information officer. “Perhaps, but I’m eagerly looking forward to a day when the gap closes completely.”