Aker BioMarine (Issaquah, WA) reported new findings that show health care practitioners are increasingly open to using omega-3s and other dietary supplements.
Fielded by Holistic Primary Care-News for Health & Healing and commissioned by Aker BioMarine biology company, a 14-question survey, with 362 respondents, was designed to gauge practitioner knowledge about clinical use of dietary supplements, particularly omega-3s.
Erik Goldman, editor, Holistic Primary Care, said omega-3s represent one of the most trusted and widely used categories of supplements among health care professionals.
“Clinicians recommend them for general wellness and prevention, but also use them to manage heart disease, mood disorders, and inflammatory conditions. Especially interesting is the finding that almost 30 percent of clinicians are recommending omega-3s more than they were a year ago,” said Goldman.
According to Becky Wright, marketing director, Aker BioMarine, as consumer interest in supplements continues to grow, practitioners will need to look at shifting from straight conventional mainstream models to more integrative or mixed approaches to help meet their patients’ needs.
“This survey reflects the significant growth of mainstream practitioner interest in supplements, with a particular emphasis on omega-3s,” said Wright. “Our goal is to help doctors become more knowledgeable about all marine omega-3 options, so they can recommend them with confidence.”
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