Americans' use of supplements hit an all-time high in 2019 and continues to climb as we deal with the pandemic, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
CRN’s independent surveys find that about 80% of us take at least one supplement daily and most of us take four different ones daily. It also shows that over half of the people surveyed added a supplement to their regimen this year.
Curious about which supplements most people are taking and our team favorites as well? Read on to find out.
Supplement Use at All-Time High in the US
“What’s your favorite supplement?” isn’t a common topic of discussion, even when you work for a supplement manufacturer. Some of Americans’ favorite supplements correspond to an increased concern about immune health the past two years.
“Vitamin D usage significantly increased since 2020 (52% vs. 42% in 2020), as has zinc (22% vs. 15%) and vitamin C (40% vs. 35%),” says the CRN. “The increase in usage of these supplements is particularly notable, as each has been mentioned in the past year as supplements that could be helpful for combatting COVID-19 and boosting overall immunity.”
In addition to vitamin D, here are the 10 most popular supplements from the survey:
- Vitamin D
Many of these are preferred choices of our teammates as well. Like the people surveyed, most of us have added at least one supplement to our daily regimens in the past two years to bolster our immune systems and overall health.
In January, we also launched our Taxifolin Complex SR (sustained release) with 500 mg of high-potency vitamin C, 15 mg of highly bioavailable zinc bisglycinate, and 50 mg of Lavitol® dihydroquercetin (taxifolin). It’s a team favorite for immune defense and antioxidant protection!
Here are our other top picks and a bit about each supplement to help you decide if it may be right for you.
Our Team’s Favorite Supplements
Joe Brunner, President
“My favorite is ENDUR-THINE®. My HDL cholesterol has always been low, but my cardiologist Gina Pritchard MD at The Prevent Clinic has me taking the combination of 500 mg niacin and 200 mg of Pantesin™ (pantethine). My HDL spikes up dramatically!”
Pantethine SR works by providing a key building block for Coenzyme A, your body’s most active metabolic enzyme. A wide variety of biochemical reactions critical for whole body health rely on CoA for activation. It plays a central role in converting food into cellular energy. See how it works.
Jeanne Brunner, Vice President
“My favorite supplement is our Omega-3 Phospholipid. I love Aker BioMarine’s story and their philosophy of accessing quality nutrition and good health without compromising the future of our planet. I take it to protect my joints, and for heart and brain health.”
Omega-3 Phospholipid is made with 100% pure Superba™ krill oil, naturally sourced omega-3 fatty acids that are highly bioavailable in phospholipid form. It also contains astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that acts as a naturally-sourced preservative.*
Studies show that Superba™ krill oil increases blood levels of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids, critical for a wide range of biochemical processes involved in a healthy inflammatory response, heart health, cellular health, immune defense, memory, and cognitive function. Learn about the sustainability of krill oil.
Cooper Brunner, Operations
“I can't go about my day without taking two tablets of dihydroberberine (DHB). While living an active lifestyle, I sometimes lose control of my diet and take in a lot of carbs, causing me to feel bloated and tired during the day. DHB helps my body respond to carbs and insulin better, converts fat storage into energy, and makes me feel less bloated after consuming meals throughout the day.”
Dihydroberberine SR is an a highly bioavailable form of berberine with sustained-release action that makes it easy on the stomach. It’s an effective nutritional therapy for glucose balance, lipid metabolism and cardiovascular health.* Learn how dihydroberberine helps the body.
Kayla Brunner, Customer Service/HR
“I love Mixed Tocotrienols! It helped clear up my skin complexion and my hair grows so fast because of it.”
Tocotrienols belong to the vitamin E family. They are fat-soluble antioxidants with potent actions that fight free radicals. Mixed Tocotrienols with Vitamin E features Tocomin SupraBio®, which is clinically shown to promote healthy blood vessel function and combat age-related hair loss, making it a remarkable healthy aging product.* Read more about this unique dietary supplement.
Zeke Camusio, Marketing
“Mine is ENDUR-VM®. I love feeling that one tablet takes care of most of my vitamin and mineral requirements for the day. I used to take Centrum, but it made me so nauseous. Endur-VM gives me the same health benefit without side effects.”
ENDUR-VM®, with or without iron, provides 23 essential vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants, energizing B vitamins, vitamin D3, and trace minerals. The nutrients are released over 4-6 hours instead of all at once, thanks to our proprietary sustained-release technology. This helps eliminate stomach upset and waste through urination. Discover how sustained-release technology mimics digestion.
Larque Goodson, Content
“My newest favorite is PepZinGi®. I have a history of digestive issues and take zinc to help with them. I was taking a liquid form which was not ideal for travel. These chewables taste good and really help my digestion. I have my pre-teen taking it too.”
PepZinGI® is widely taken and researched in Japan. It combines zinc, an essential trace mineral, and L-carnosine, a protein building block and antioxidant. Zinc helps maintain the integrity of the protective mucous membranes that line your digestive tract, including your stomach.* Learn more about its targeted benefits for digestive health.