CRN Fact Sheets

In addition to fact sheets, CRN offers backgrounders, position statements and other resources, available here.

Frequently Asked Questions: Cannabidiol (CBD) Use in Dietary Supplements

Exploring a legal path to market for food, beverages and dietary supplements containing CBD is consistent with FDA’s strong public health goals. Recognizing CBD products as lawful foods, beverages or dietary supplements would allow the agency to impose a reasonable regulatory framework around the processing, manufacturing and marketing of CBD products not intended for use as drugs.

Who is CRN?

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973 and based in Washington, D.C., is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers.CRN companies produce a large portion of the dietary supplements marketed in the United States and globally.

Americans Do Not Get All the Nutrients They Need From Food

Do Americans get all the nutrients they need from food alone? National nutrition surveys demonstrate that they don’t. Recent analysis of nutrient intakes of the U.S. population shows that a large percentage of people fall short of the average requirements of many nutrients. Almost everyone falls short of the average requirements for vitamin D and vitamin E, and more than one-third fall short of the average requirements for calcium, magnesium and vitamin A.

Fact Sheet: Multivitamin-mineral Inclusion in SNAP

Nutrition surveys consistently show that low-income Americans do not obtain all the nutrients they need from food alone. Calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, D, E, and C are some of the nutrients that are consumed below the recommended levels. Iron is also under-consumed by many women. Calcium and vitamin D are considered “nutrients of public health concern” because low intakes are associated with particular health concerns.