Three Things to Know About Dietary Supplements and Opioid Addiction

Washington, D.C., December 12, 2017 — A Public Service Announcement from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry:

  1. CRN is not aware of any mainstream research that would support using a dietary supplement to treat opioid addiction.
  2. Even if research has been conducted and published on this topic, the law prohibits marketers of dietary supplements from promoting any dietary supplement product that makes treatment claims.
  3. Bottom line: Dietary supplements provide many positive benefits promoting better health and wellness, but they don’t treat opioid addiction.

If you have, or know someone who has, an opioid addiction, seek help from a healthcare practitioner. We support FDA’s enforcement efforts to remove from the market illegal products masquerading as dietary supplements.

Note to Editor:
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 150+ dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit Follow us on Twitter @CRN_Supplements and LinkedIn