CRN Launches Educational Videos Aimed at Non-Industry Audiences

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Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has launched a new video series titled “4 Things to Know,” intended to explain complex dietary supplement industry topics to non-industry audiences.

The series is hosted by expert CRN staffers, a press release on the topic notes.

“Industry issues can get complicated quickly,” said Brian Wommack, CRN’s SVP of Communication, in the press release. “The new series drills down to the basics using short, digestible videos to help a broader range of audiences understand how industry issues affect them.”

The videos allow industry members to communicate a baseline of information to those who need it, ranging from consumers to legislators.

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Two videos have already been released. The first video, from CRN President and CEO Steve Mister, discusses age restrictions for dietary supplements as part of CRN’s opposition to proposed state legislation that would limit access to sports nutrition and weight management products based on age.

“Stakeholders supporting proposals on age restrictions for dietary supplements may not realize that these products are already well-regulated federally. Additional restrictions might actually increase risks for young people,” said Wommack in the press release. “CRN’s short video addresses that concern and suggests what might be more effective in keeping youth—and all supplement users—safe.”

The second video is from Andrea Wong, Ph.D., CRN’s SVP of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs. It is part of CRN’s ongoing effort to educate stakeholders about the intricacies of probiotics and how they differ from other supplements.

Future topics in the series will include third-party certification of supplements, mandatory product listing, sports nutrition supplements, supplement use for nutritional shortfalls, and more. The series is available for viewing here.

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