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What should you really advise patients about vitamins?

Why shouldn't you treat vitamin supplements like "milkshakes"?

The British Dietetic Association's Nicole Rothband explains what pharmacists need to know about vitamin supplements.

Following Public Health England's announcement last month (July 21) that everyone needs 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day, C+D spoke to dietitian Ms Rothband to separate the vitamin myths from reality. 

In this C+D clinical podcast you will learn:

  • What advice pharmacists should give about vitamin D
  • The dangers of treating supplements as if they are "milkshakes"
  • How to separate credible nutritional information from the "rubbish"
  • Why folic acid is not routinely added to food
  • The Department of Health recommendations for vitamin supplementation in children
  • The risks of offering fat-soluble vitamins to pregnant women.

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