Years ago, when I became a supplement user, the doctors would tell us we were wasting our money. Actually, we were just ahead of the times. The research supporting the use of supplements was out there, but not to the degree we are seeing it published today.
Thankfully times have changed and not only are doctors taking supplements themselves, but they are now recommending them to their patients.
The majority of physicians and nurses in the US recommend supplements to their patients but also use them personally, finds a new study.
Commissioned by the supplement trade group Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and published in the peer-reviewed Nutrition Journal, the study surveyed 900 physicians and 277 nurses.
“Health professionals including physicians and nurses are just as interested in healthy lifestyles as members of the general public and are just as likely to benefit from rational supplementation,” wrote the authors, Annette Dickinson, Ph.D., past president of CRN, Andrew Shao, Ph.D., CRN vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, and Nicolas Boyon, senior vice president, Ipsos Public Affairs, who conducted the Study on behalf of CRN.