U.S. supplement use remains strong, CRN survey says - October 2012

More than two thirds of American adults use nutritional or dietary supplements, a recently-released, annual survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition reports. This proportion has remained more less constant since 2009, the survey said. The 68% figure in the 2012 survey compares to 69% in 2011, 66% in 2010 and 65% in 2009.

"From a publicity-generating standpoint, it would be interesting to see huge swings; but from a healthy industry perspective, it's encouraging that two-thirds of adult consumers in this country continue to identify themselves as supplement customers, year after year," said Judy Blatman, senior vice president of communications for CRN.