From this CPD module on vitamin deficiency you will learn about:
- Water-soluble vitamins and their role in physiology
- Food sources and symptoms of deficiency
- Interactions between vitamins and medication
- Groups vulnerable to deficiency and advice pharmacists can offer about diet and supplementation
Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.
Vitamins are organic compounds essential for growth and nutrition, and each have a different role within the body. Some vitamins are needed in larger quantities than others and most vitamins needed come from dietary sources – this is because they cannot be synthesised in the body.
In the UK, most people are able to obtain all the vitamins they need from a varied and balanced diet. Nevertheless, millions choose to take vitamin supplements, as