A new online survey by Harris Poll on behalf of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) found that Americans are making a promise to take their vitamins in 2015. The survey, which was conducted last month, lasted two days with 2,021 participants’ ages 18 and older. Participants were asked to select (all that apply) health and wellness habits they are commiting to in 2015, and, in fact, “taking vitamins” was listed as one of the top five (47%), along with drinking enough water (72%); eating healthy/healthier in general (66%); getting more physically active (62%); and getting more sleep (49%).
“With the hectic nature of our lives, we don’t always eat what we know we should eat. And while we should continue to focus on getting the healthiest diet, adding a simple multivitamin supplement presents an easy, affordable and safe way to help ensure we get the nutrients we need,” said Duffy MacKay, ND, senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN.
The survey shines light on real life and the lack of nutrition in Americans’ diets. However, it is a positive indicator that people are more aware of their poor eating habits and how vitamin supplements can help support a healthy diet. That being said, consumers should not rely dependently on supplements for their health and should speak with their physician or practitioner regarding what supplements are right for them.
For more information, visit www.crnusa.org.