Billions of Dollars Spent Annually on Herbal Supplements in the United States


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/05/2015 -- Many people around the world are using herbal products or supplements in an attempt to improve their health. A growing number of consumers consider natural alternatives to be safer and more effective than pharmaceutical drugs. National statistics support the trend, indicating that Americans are one of the top consumers of herbal supplements.

The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) conducted a survey that found Americans are spending around $34 billion every year for herbal supplements, chiropractic visits and other alternative medicines.

"Millions of individuals around the world are suffering from a variety of medical conditions. Drugs have long been a known treatment for diseases, but in recent years, the use of natural remedies has rapidly increased," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

Arthritis sufferers are among the top consumers of herbal products and often purchase joint health supplements such as glucosamine. They believe that the powerful therapeutic properties of the natural ingredient can significantly help them achieve pain relief and potentially help to regain cartilage health.

In the United States, there is an estimated $1.5 billion associated with the use of vitamins and dietary supplements each year. According to experts, this equates to a cost of $5 for each individual every year.

"Glucosamine is not just a popular choice for arthritis sufferers, but also those with other ailments. More people are attesting to its efficacy, and this is probably why more are willing to spend for glucosamine supplements," adds O'Sullivan.

With many options available to consumers, experts suggest taking time to research the product that's best for individual needs. Most recommend glucosamine supplements that also contain other ingredients such as chondroitin, MSM and turmeric for added benefit

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Benjamin Lasance