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Took herbs for sports performance, past 30 days

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For sample children in 2007 who had taken herbal supplements in the past 30 days (HERMO), HERSPMO indicates whether the child had taken any herbal supplements to improve athletic or sports performance.

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Respondents for sample children were shown a flash card containing a list of 45 herbal supplements, and were to report any that the child had taken for purposes of improved athletic or sports performance.


The list of herbal supplements included:

  • Conjugated Linolenic Acic (CLA) (HERSPCLA)
  • Fiber or psyllium (pills or powder) (HERSPFIB)
  • Fish oil or omega 3 or DHA fatty acid supplements (HERSPFISH)
  • Garlic supplements (pills, gelcaps) (HERSPGAR)
  • Green tea pills (not brewed tea) (HERSPGTEA)
  • MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) (HERSPMSM)
  • Soy supplements or soy isoflavones (HERSPSOY)

In 2007, sample adults could also report that they had taken an herbal supplement to improve sports performance (HER1SPORT and HER2SPORT). Unlike sample children, however, sample adults were not asked to report which herbs they had taken for this purpose.

The 2007 NHIS also collected information on sample persons' use of vitamin and mineral supplements to improve athletic or sports performance. There are 20 specific vitamin/mineral supplements that respondents could report were used by sample children. See VITSP for more information. For sample adults who used a vitamin or mineral supplement for improved sports performance, see VIT1SPORT and VIT2SPORT.


HERSPMO is only available for 2007.


  • 2007: Sample children under 18 who have taken herbal supplements in the past 30 days.


  • 2007