More Americans Than Ever Are Taking Nutritional Supplements

Posted on October 30, 2013

Living Healthy Is Made Easier With Nutritional SupplementsAmericans are taking more nutritional supplements than ever before. Also known as dietary supplements, it is estimated that over one half of all Americans take one or more supplements every day. Deer Antler Spray and Deer Antler Velvet powder products are a great addition to your supplement routine.

Multi-Vitamins: The Most Commonly-Used Dietary Supplement

Multi-vitamins are the most commonly used of all the nutritional supplements. According to the national Center for Health Statistics data Brief, it is estimated that 40 per cent of Americans take a multi-vitamin at least once a day.

Dr. Todd Cooperman MD, President of, an independent organization that evaluates dietary supplements, says that more and more people today are self-treating with vitamins and other supplements due to the “down economy”. Dr. Cooperman’s organization reports that the most common use for supplements is to “improve or maintain overall health”. Deer Antler Velvet is the optimum health supplement for maintaining and improving overall health and as a sports supplement to help increase strength and endurance.

US Nutritional Supplement Users Are Healthier Than The General Population

ConsumerLab’s findings show that supplement users are generally in good or excellent health, have health insurance, use alcohol moderately, and exercise more than non-users. Also, it has been reported that supplement use is higher among women than men, and use increases with age and education. Since 1995, there has been a significant increase in the number of younger people taking nutritional substances.

People in Different Age Groups Use Supplements For Different Reasons

There is a difference between younger people (under sixty years of age) and older people (those over 60) when it comes to nutritional supplements. Younger people report that they use supplements to achieve and maintain general overall health, while older people use supplements to address site-specific reasons like heart, joint, bone or eye health. It is also noteworthy that one-quarter of nutritional supplements used by adults were recommended by a health care professional.

Nutritional Supplements Not Regulated By FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate nutritional supplements as a drug, but rather as a food. If a supplement manufacturer claims its supplement can cure any disease, the supplement is treated as an unapproved – and therefore illegal – drug. But we at Southern Cross Velvet cannot make any unsubstantiated claims about our product: our product is all imported from New Zealand, and the New Zealand government regulates very strictly the harvesting, production and distribution of deer antler velvet. Without US government regulation, this is the one single factor that can protect you and will give you peace of mind when using our Southern Cross Velvet Deer Antler Spray supplement.

At Southern Cross Velvet, We Are Animal Lovers

No animals are ever harmed or killed to obtain Southern Cross Velvet Deer Antler Velvet: harvesting is done under strict New Zealand government supervision, and is carried out only by licensed veterinarians. We are animal lovers and animal rights activists, and we make sure that no harm comes to any animal in the production of Southern Cross Velvet deer antler velvet.