An A to Z of vitamins

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An A to Z of vitamins

Shaun Holt
Vitamins
Millions of people take vitamins, around a third of people in developed countries, and billions of dollars’ worth are bought each year

Multivitamins are a mainstay of pharmacy sales all over the world. Their efficacy is hotly debated, with some health professionals claiming they are a waste of money and others believing they can be a valuable source of nutrients missing from the modern diet. This year, complementary medicines expert, author and entrepreneur Shaun Holt will be focusing on an A to Z of multivitamins in his monthly columns

Bottles of multivitamins take up entire rows at most pharmacies.   Millions of people take them, around a third of people in developed countri