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Do you take a dietary supplement on a regular basis – like a multivitamin or a supplement for a specific vitamin? If you do – you’re not alone!
According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) more than 170 million Americans take dietary supplements – that’s about 71% off American adults. According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition the five most popular supplements are the multivitamin, vitamin D, vitamin C, calcium and vitamin B/B complex.
Living in the Northwest where the sun is a bit more elusive than other areas in the country – our doctor recommends a multivitamin for us and our kids – to help out especially with Vitamin D levels. And every time we start to feel a cold coming on we usually grab our Vitamin C supplements to help our immune system. Perhaps you can relate?
According to a recent study done by the CRN, the top ten reasons for why people take supplements are :
- Overall health/wellness benefits
- To fill in nutrient gaps in my diet
- Immune health
- Bone health
- Heart Health
- Healthy Aging
- Skin, hair and nails
- Digestive/gastrointestinal health
- Joint health
Do you take a supplement for one of these reasons? Since there is no such thing as a perfect diet (and since we can’t control environmental factors like a lack of sunshine!) – dietary supplements can help fill nutritional gaps and promote overall health and wellness. When combined with a healthy diet they can work together to make sure we’re giving our bodies what they need to be healthy.
There are countless options for dietary supplements – many available at your local grocery store or vitamin shop. But before selection a supplement – it’s always a good idea to talk with your doctor or health care practitioner to find out what dietary supplements are right for you.
What are your favorite supplements or multivitamins? Do you have a favorite brand? Leave a comment and let me know – I’d love to hear!
Sponsored post – This post is sponsored by Mom It Forward Media and the Council for Responsible Nutrition. All content and opinions are my own.