By 2025 sales of vitamins and supplements are expected to reach a record £559 million – but do they work?
There is a lot of debate about supplements. Some health professionals claim they are essential to make up for the fact that most of us aren’t eating enough fruit and veg. Others say that supplement pills do nothing and you’re wasting your money. So what’s the truth? Kimberley Wilson, a psychologist with a master’s degree in nutrition, looks at how multivitamins affect our brain, body and behaviour – and why it really matters who is taking them. Written and presented by Kimberley Wilson Animation by Calum Youngson Commissioned by Camelia Sadeghzadeh