Finding Discount Vitamin Supplements in San Jose, CA

Half of U.S. adults take vitamins and other supplements…according to new government numbers just released by the CDC this month.

Multivitamins are the most popular of all supplements…and their use has risen nearly 40 percent over the course of two test periods: 1988-1994 and 2003-2008.

But the data also show a booming number of older women are taking calcium.

Federal officials released figures Wednesday showing that the use of dietary supplements has grown since the early 1990s when it was about 42 percent. The data shows use leveled off in 2003 through 2008, with about half of adults 20 and older taking at least one dietary supplement.

The biggest change was for calcium. Two-thirds of women 60 and older take it, up from 28 percent in the early 1990s.

Experts note the ranks of the elderly have been growing, and include many women who have been encouraged for years to take calcium to help protect against osteoporosis.

The information comes from national, in-home surveys in 1988-1994 and 2003-2008. The surveys in the past decade included more than 2,000 people each year. Interviewers not only asked participants what supplements they took, but also asked to see the bottles to verify their answers.

Most people who take vitamins and other supplements are educated, have good incomes, eat pretty well and already get the nutrients they need from their diets, the surveys suggests.

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