Using dietary supplements by reason in U.S. consumers 2012

This statistic displays the reasons behind U.S. purchases of vitamins, minerals, and/or nutritional supplements as of 2012. Some 78 percent of U.S. supplement users claimed improved brain function and memory to be the reason for taking supplements.

Reasons of U.S. consumers to take vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements as of 2012

Percentage respondents
To help boost health in general95%
For bone and joint health90%
To strengthen immune system90%
To improve heart helath87%
To help ward off illnesses86%
For energy85%
To improve brain function/memory78%
To help with digestion75%
To lower cholesterol73%
To improve eye sight72%
To treat a specific condition72%
To sleep better64%
For pregnancy63%
To manage stress60%
For cancer prevention58%
For weight control57%
To manage diabetes52%
To look younger49%
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Release date

December 2012


United States

Survey time period

July 2012

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