CHPA Statement Regarding Multivitamins

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Press Releases and Statements | Nov 11, 2020

The BMJ Open recently published an article regarding results of a cross-sectional study assessing self-reported health outcomes of Americans who use multivitamin and multimineral (MVM) supplements. Following is a statement from John Troup, PhD, CHPA’s Vice President of Scientific Affairs and Dietary Supplements:

“The recent BMJ Open article recognizes nutrition gaps in the American diet but it fails to note the real benefits of vitamin and mineral supplementation to fill these gaps to help consumers maintain a healthy balance. There is growing evidence of the benefits of dietary supplements for certain health needs and general wellness.” Learn more from the CHPA Educational Foundation

Founded in 1881, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the national trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, dietary supplements, and consumer medical devices. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system more than $7, contributing a total of $146 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to empowering consumer self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products. www.chpa.org