We Canadians are big consumers of vitamin supplements: 65 percent of women and 42.5 percent of men aged 51 to 70 report taking at least one.
And while some of these individuals undoubtedly do so to treat a diagnosed deficiency, or address a dietary shortfall, in most cases, the motivation is a belief that somehow, supplements make you healthier.
But is that really true?
Heartfelt thanks to the interviewees who generously shared their knowledge and expertise:
- Dr. David Jenkins, a professor of Nutrition Sciences and Medicine at the University of Toronto.
- Abby Langer, a Toronto registered dietitian and author of Good Food Bad Diet (slated for publication in early 2021).