And the winner is… multivitamin! Every year on the opening day of the National Health Fair in the Netherlands, the winner of the Supplement of the Year election is announced. 2100 people voted for their favorite supplement and multi was voted Supplement of the Year 2020.
The initiative comes from sector association NPN (Nature Products Netherlands) and Supplementinfo.nl. Every year they look for trends and use of dietary supplements. Past winners included turmeric (2019), magnesium (2018), and vitamin D (2017).
Top 10 supplements
Participants were able to select multiple supplements as a favorite, resulting in a top 10. Multivitamin was the most popular with 871 votes, but is an unexpected winner according to the researchers, because the supplement was in fifth place last year. Multivitamin is closely followed by vitamin D with 820 votes. Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) is the number three favorite with 716 votes. View the top 10 below.
The top 10 supplements:
- Vitamin D
- Fish oil (omega-3)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B12
Many people use a multivitamin as a supplement to their daily diet. The supplement mainly contains vitamins and minerals, which we also know from fruit and vegetables. This can be supplemented with other ingredients, such as herbs or enzymes, that do something extra for your health. The composition and dosage of a multivitamin can be specifically tailored to the needs of a certain group of users, for example for the elderly, children or pregnant women. But a multi can also be useful in special situations, for example for extra resistance, during many sports or when you want to lose weight.
Supplementinfo.nl:“Voters for the Supplement of the Year election stated as the main reasons for taking a dietary supplement that they want to work on better resistance and pursue a healthy lifestyle. It was also frequently mentioned that people take supplements for the maintenance of strong bones, a better bowel movements or better memory.”