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Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins (2018)

A documentary about vitamins: the history of their discovery, the dietary supplement industry, and the dangers of both deficiencies and excessive intake.


Sonya Pemberton


Sonya Pemberton


Derek Muller

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Almost one billion of us take a regular dietary supplement, mainly vitamin tablets. Vitamins are enthusiastically endorsed by celebrities, and vitamin-fortified foods line our supermarket shelves. But how safe are these products? Is it true that vitamins are "natural" and therefore can't do you any harm? How are they regulated, and how can parents make the right choices for their children's health. These surprisingly urgent questions are investigated by scientist Dr Derek Muller in Vitamania, the latest documentary made by Emmy Award-winning Australian filmmakers, Genepool Productions. Written by Genepool Productions

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3 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Vitamania - Wie viele Vitamine braucht der Mensch? See more »

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Well paced, unpretentious and informative
19 August 2018 | by DmtafraSee all my reviews

I found this documentary refeshingly unbiased and unmanipulative, showing what we do and don't know about vitamins without pushing an interpretation on the viewer. I highly enjoyed the playful instances of song and colorful, but unintrusive, animations. The anectodal stories are made relevant by statistics and add an engaging dimension to facts instead of just playing on feelings to convince the audience of a pushed viewpoint. I found the whole narration very NVC and trustworthy and the information well-packaged and pedagogical. I appreaciated this documentary enough to go and pay for it after having watched a pirated copy, and it was good enough to actually make me think about my life choices and multivitamin consumption.

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