Join the leading trade association of the dietary supplement and functional food industry

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN) mission is to sustain and enhance a climate for our member companies to responsibly develop, manufacture and market dietary supplements, functional food and their ingredients.

If your company shares our mission…

If your company wants to help responsibly grow our industry…

If your company wants a seat at the table with the industry’s leading companies…

Then CRN is your trade association.  

For more information, contact Carl Hyland:
202-204-7674 /

Rates and services tailored for distinct industry categories

  • Branded Product Operations (includes retailers with their own brands)
  • Contract Manufacturing Operations
  • Ingredient Manufacturing/Formulation Operations
  • Ingredient Distributor/Representative Operations
  • Associate Members
  • International Members

Membership Applications

See more on our membership categories, below. Fill out a membership application and contact Carl Hyland (202-204-7674 /

CRN members, find your dues renewal forms here.

    Our value proposition

    As the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, CRN provides your company with the most comprehensive representation of your business. Serving the dietary supplement industry since 1973, CRN offers specialized expertise in scientific, legislative, regulatory and communications disciplines in support of the industry and its consumers.

    Our members receive timely, valuable intelligence on developing issues critical to the industry and also have the opportunity to shape the public policy that shapes your business. CRN is recognized as a strong voice for the industry, both proactively and responsively. 

    Whether it’s working with Members of Congress, communicating with FDA or FTC, providing perspective to the media, interacting with the scientific, academic and healthcare communities or addressing international issues, CRN is the trusted representative of the dietary supplement industry.

    As you plan your next budget cycle, learn more about our value proposition.

    Contact Carl Hyland, Senior Director, Membership Development, 202-204-7674 /

    CRN Membership Categories


    Any company or person who manufactures a dietary ingredient or a dietary supplement—as defined in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA)—or who distributes a dietary supplement under its own brand shall be eligible for membership in CRN as a voting member. Under DSHEA, a dietary supplement is defined as "any product that contains one or more dietary ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other botanicals, amino acids or other ingredients used to supplement the diet."

    Dues for voting members shall be calculated on the company's previous fiscal year's sales. "Sales" is defined as net sales in the U.S. during the past year resulting from the manufacture and/or distribution of dietary supplements or ingredients in dietary supplement products, including all dietary supplement product sales of the member company and its domestic affiliates, excluding intracompany sales. "Ingredients" includes not only "dietary ingredients" as defined in DSHEA, but also excipients, colors, flavorings, and other ingredients used in the manufacture of supplements. There are four categories of voting members—branded finished product manufacturers, contract manufacturers, ingredient manufacturers, and ingredient representatives/distributors. Calculation instructions for voting member dues are on the membership application.





    Any company or person who supplies services or other support to a company or person eligible for voting membership. associate members may apply to upgrade their membership to voting status. CRN now offers a four-tiered dues structure in the associate member category, dependent on the size of the company making membership more affordable for single practitioners.





    Any company or person that is eligible for voting or associate membership in CRN, but does business exclusively outside the U.S. International members may apply to upgrade their membership to voting status.