This is no surprise to us at Swanson Health Products. It should be no surprise to you, either. But to confirm to the rest of the world what we all know (or at least believe), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) recently completed a study that showed—once again—that people who use dietary supplements make healthier lifestyle choices.
Now, this study shouldn’t be taken out of context or made into anything it is not. The results do not claim that dietary supplements make you healthier, stronger, fitter or faster. They do not claim that supplements make you live longer. They simply make the point that those who are health conscious enough to supplement their diet are also conscious enough to make better overall lifestyle decisions that positively impact their health and wellness.
This makes total sense every way you look at it, and these latest findings are supported by previous studies that also suggested supplement users are more health conscious.
According to the CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, supplement users engage in the following healthy habits:
- “I try to eat a balanced diet;” Supplement users, 84%, non-supplement users, 76%
- “I visit my doctor regularly;” Supplement users, 73%, non-supplement users, 62%
- “I regularly get a good night's sleep;” Supplement users, 70%, non-supplement users, 63%
- “I exercise regularly;” Supplement users, 64%, non-supplement users, 54%
- “I maintain a healthy weight;” Supplement users, 63%, non-supplement users, 57%
CRN’s study also shows that 69% of adults in the United States use dietary supplements. Study participants revealed two main reasons why they choose to take supplements: for general overall health and wellness support, and to fill in any nutrient gaps in their diet.
“Our study suggests that the majority of supplement users tend to be healthy people with positive attitudes about their diets and their overall health. 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,” said Judy Blatman, senior vice president, communications, CRN.
For more on this study, click here to read the full press release from CRN.