- Percent of American adults who use dietary supplements to “improve” their overall health: 45
- Percent who take them to “maintain” their health: 33
- Supplements most commonly taken: multivitamin-mineral, calcium, omega-3/fish oil
- Percent who take specific supplements on the recommendation of a physician or other health professional: 23
If you’re thinking about supplementing beyond the basics – multivitamins, minerals, fish oil and the like – we recommend not going the solo route. Consult a naturopath or other qualified holistic practitioner instead.
Stats via JAMA Internal Medicine