The supplements market is increasing in size, with various brands releasing new products claiming to achieve a whole host of benefits from weight loss to hair growth. There is also a huge range of vitamin supplements aimed at people wanting to increase their vitamin uptake.
Various celebrities and fitness fanatics endorse different supplements, giving the impression stocking up on vitamins can provide optimum health. But what is the advantage of taking vitamin supplements and should we really be taking them?
According to the NHS, most people should be able to get all the vitamins and minerals they need from eating a healthy, balanced diet.
So providing your diet is not lacking any essential vitamins or minerals, there should be no need to take supplements.
“The Department of Health recommends certain supplements for some groups of people who are at risk of deficiency.”
One vitamin supplement that is recommended for some people is vitamin D – but how do you know if you are at risk of vitamin D deficiency?
The main source of vitamin D is sunlight, which during the spring and summer months provides enough of the vitamin for most people.
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